You can also make yourself an easy to follow diagram, like I do for the 4.5. In your case you start with 5 circles in a line (one for each cyl), in these circles place two smaller circles one filled in black the other just a circle. The black one represent exhaust and the circle intake (check your manual to be sure you have the correct ones in their location). Now as you roll the crank around, everytime a lifter is pointing away from a valve, adjust it and cross it off the diagram.
Makes the job easy, and you don't lose track of where you are at. Besides, the reason you are adjusting the clearance is so that they are not touching - they are just very close to touching.
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