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Old 10-24-2016, 09:54 AM   #6
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2005 VUE 3.5L
2007 VUE 3.5L
Default Re: Completed valve adjustment on my 3.5

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Originally Posted by deca5423 View Post
I never had any codes even for the stalls on cold start, which surprised me. The two stalls were even years apart. The thing I noticed with the rough shut off was it only happen if I shut it off while it was still cold. It was noticeable because I have to back the vue out to get to my lawn mower.

I reused the same gaskets. They were in great condition and I just made sure they were clean and well seated.

I suspect my car may have been a little abnormal in how off the exhaust valves were. I used the 0.305 for exhaust and 0.229 for the intake and I could barely fit the 0.229 gauge in the exhaust valves. Like I said I didn't touch the intakes because they 'felt' good enough.
None of following is meant to detract from your willingness to get at the rocker arms and adjust valves - that is so cool.

Exhaust valves could be a "tad" out of tolerance ... here are numbers from factory service manual:

Intake valve adjustment: 0.2-0.24 mm (0.008-0.009 in)

Exhaust valve adjustment: 0.28-0.32 mm (0.011-0.013 in)


You mention being able to insert 0.229 (0.009) in exhaust valve lash so I don't see the slight "tightness" as being a problem.

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