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Old September 15th, 2008, 04:46 PM
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adjusting valve clearance 300 tdi

How often do other users adjust the valve clearance on the 300tdi? I have heard it should be done as often as every 15k miles, I have never adjusted mine, probably time>
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Old September 15th, 2008, 07:42 PM
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Every 10,000 km (6,000 miles) according to Haynes manual and Revue Technique Automobile manual.

Adjusting the valves is pretty easy, the pita is to move the crankshaft.
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Old September 15th, 2008, 09:34 PM
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so every oil change then. that seems excessive.
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Old September 16th, 2008, 10:09 AM
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that seems excessive.
Yeah, i agree. It's kind of a weak point for that engine.
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Old September 16th, 2008, 03:54 PM
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hi chaps, the valve gap checks should be down to checking the security of the valve stem caps as they can work loose and rattle this sounds strangely like excessive rocker to valve stem clearence.

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Would someone please post the procedure and the tolerances involved with this?

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Old September 16th, 2008, 10:55 PM
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the procedure is outlined in the workshop manual for the 300 tdi either Disco or Def. I bought one of the cd's from RN and it tells how to do it there. I don't have it handy to make a copy etc.
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Here is the info that I found

This is from the 300TDi_Engine_Overhaul_Manual_Page_039

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Old September 17th, 2008, 11:17 PM
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that is the page I was talking about. Doesn't seem too hard just a pain every 6000-10k miles.
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Little trick to move the crankshaft, lift a front wheel and put transmission in 5th gear.
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I have 8k on my engine and have not done it yet. Mine runs like a raped ape. I figured that I did not want to F with it.
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I have put 15k on mine since buying and have not done it either. I just wondered what other folks are doing.Seems like maybe no one is actually doing it. Hard to tell if the diesel clatter has gotten louder since buying.
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I have 8k on my engine and have not done it yet. Mine runs like a raped ape. I figured that I did not want to F with it.
Me too. I've got 10k on the clock and she seems to run a little better each day.
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Thats exactly what I think... They are not even broken in yet.
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