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Old 08-01-2007, 09:02 PM   #1
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my engine is out right now so i thought it would be best to set valve lash. it turns out i dont have the right tools and know how to do it properly myself. i have a feeling if i tried it myself it wouldnt turn out well so im probably gonna have the dealership do it. it was recomended to do this at 105k miles and mine is at 80. is setting valve lash that important to get it done soon before i modify everything and any idea on how much it will cost to have a dealership do it about 20k miles down the road?
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:10 PM   #2
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Did you change cams or get any head work done that would change your valve lash?

All you really need is a feeler gauge and money to order the right buckets.
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:52 PM   #3
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nothing done to it, its bone stock im just thinking it would be easier while the engine is out
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:28 PM   #4
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what year car? (it makes a significant difference....02/early 03 was shim-over buckets, and mid-03 through present is shimless buckets.

replacing all 16 shimless buckets (if you've got a shim-over bucket setup) can be pricey, as the buckets are ~ $22/ea (wholesale, like $30/ea retail)
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:47 AM   #5
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Since the engine is out, you might as well remove the valve covers, make a map and measure the clearance. NAPA has a really good feeler gauge. But it's nice to measure the feelers with a dial caliper to see where you really are. After you map and measure everything out most of the work is done. The rest is keeping track of the parts in order and doing clean lubed assembly. It's worth it to know your clearances and make whatever changes you need.
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:38 PM   #6
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I would def do them if you have the engine out. Regardless of what year your car is, I would try Tristan at www.thekingofparts.com for pricing. I haven't found anyone yet that can beat them and I've spent 4 grand with them. Tell him Johnny down in Chattanooga sent you, he'll appreciate that

Personally, having never done it I didn't feel confident with it so I paid to have it done. Most don't seem to have a problem with it though.
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Old 08-02-2007, 04:42 PM   #7
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Unless you do it all the time it seems like it would be way easier to do it while the motor is out of the car.

My 03 WRX @ 139,000 miles chugs back and forth at idle slightly. My subie mechanic told me he thought it needed a lash adjustment.

It won't hurt to do it at 80k unless your planning to get rid of the car before 100-120k miles. Then don't worry about it.

Do you know the tolerances? If so the hardest part is converting from standard to metric and ordering shims.
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I would def do them if you have the engine out. Regardless of what year your car is, I would try Tristan at www.thekingofparts.com for pricing. I haven't found anyone yet that can beat them and I've spent 4 grand with them. Tell him Johnny down in Chattanooga sent you, he'll appreciate that

Personally, having never done it I didn't feel confident with it so I paid to have it done. Most don't seem to have a problem with it though.


aka Jeremy or Tristan @ Fred Beans Subaru in PA.

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