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Old 05-29-2012, 10:07 PM
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i broke this valve adjuster. i'm an idiot. HELP!

17hp kawasaki

so i had a problem earlier with the valve guide.

i got all that fixed but i got what i thought was a good adjustment with my .006 shim.

i heard some lifter clatter so i thought i'd give the adjustments a bit of a tighten.

i grabbed the 14mm wrench and gave them a bit of force.

i got the broken part out(what do you call this piece?) i'll have to stop at the parts store and see if they have a new one.



am i adjusting it wrong? whats with the allen wrench?
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:05 PM
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Thats the valve adjusting nut and pin..and yes there is an allen screw inside the nut is for tighting,...not the large nut, ( that's used to adjust the valve clearance)
after setting the piston @ TDC your to take the 14mm wrench and hold the nut while your take the allen wrench and loosen the allen screw, this wil free the 14mm nut to either tighten or loosen the vavle clearance~ Once your have the right clearance while still holding the 14mm nut, you tighten the allen screw,( this locks your clearance where you set it) after this is done, hand turn the motor over a few times and recheck the valve measurements~
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:40 AM
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Do I. Have the fh500 motor?

Its a 17hp kawasaki on a tthp.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:29 AM
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Never mind. I'm machining my own part.
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:33 PM
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am i adjusting it wrong? whats with the allen wrench?

Never mind. I'm machining my own part.

Sorry, but this combo made me LOL.
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:10 PM
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Grass...its good to see that not having the right part doesn't slow you down...
You have a FH500....download a service manual....it'll take less time than machining a new part....
Hang in there....the next one will be alot easier.....
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:32 PM
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yes i didnt get how a set screw worked. thought it was solid screw all the way through.

any who....good thing i'm a good machinist(not so good mechanic!). i wasnt going to wait 3 days for the part to be shipped in to my parts guy who would probably charge $30 for that part.

got it back running.
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sweet

nice job on that part.
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