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Old 08-31-1999, 10:04 PM
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Sorry, posting a new one to get your attn, Benzmac.

Saw you mention "every 15K" for valve adjustment...This is news to me and I'm concerned mine may need it ASAP since I have no idea when or if this was done at all. Are you talking about 617.95X engines ?
I suppose a smooth running engine doesn't mean a valve adjustment isn't needed ?
Are there telltale signs of needing one or is this mandatory routine checking/adjustment ?
Yet another thing to take care of....

While we're at it, does this "15K" requirement apply to the non-turbo 617.912 engine ?
(Can a loud clatter during idle be caused by out of adjustment valves ?)

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Old 08-31-1999, 10:59 PM
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All of the 61-.--- engines get a 15k mile maintenace service that includes the valve adjustment!

The 60-.--- engines are the newer ones that never need it. IE hydraulic valves.

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Old 09-01-1999, 11:39 AM
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Yikes....
Better get on the stick asap.
Thanks, Benzmac.
I see that you sell the 14mm wrenches.

Do I also absolutely need the "holding wrench for valve spring retainer (615 589 00 03 00)" ? Looks like it will make the job easier if working solo.

Also, will the two 14mm valve adjusting wrenches and the above holding wrench work on all the 61X engines ?
Want to adjust both the 617.912 and 617.951 engines...
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Old 09-01-1999, 10:25 PM
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To my knowledge it will work on both engines. I never use the holding wrench because a figured out a way to do the whole job in about 30-35 minutes. I just put the two wrenches together ; if the tolerence needs to decrease, I will turn the top one to the right and tighten the bottom nut against it. If the tolerance needs to increase, I will hold the top nut and move the bottom nut to the left and tighten the top one on it. Works great.

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Old 09-01-1999, 11:12 PM
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Wow, Benzmac -

Sounds like a nifty trick but it's all Latin to me. It will be easier for me to digest when I dive in there have the whole thing in front of me.

Just one more question - the Parts Shop lists two wrenches, one of which is for the 617 engine (615 589 ---). The other one (616 589 ---) is for which cars ?

Thanks for the tip.
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