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DIY - Valve Adjustment Tool

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by dwnthehatch, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. dwnthehatch

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    Does anyone have instructions?
     
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    for the tool? or how to adjust your valves?
     
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    Are you talking about the 5/8'' wrench with the socket hammered in it???
     
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    Damn... I can't find one single picture online of what I use... not even on Craftsman's site.

    I have one of those GearWrench open ended socket sets in metric- I just pop a screwdriver through one of those and I'm set. The sockets are driven on the outside and are designed to let extremely large rods through- so they're perfect for valve adjustments. If I don't have enough clearance, I just pop an extension on and try again. The whole set was $30- cheaper than Snap-On's tool, and I can do any size valve- not just 10mm.
     
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    The Home Depot carries the same or a similar item.
     
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    I haven't seen it there yet, but I don't doubt it...

    Here's the exact set I bought at Sears:

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    The ends are all open, so there's not as much need for deep sockets anymore- plus you can conveniently adjust your valves and still see what you're doing.
     
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