Re: [MBZ] Adjusting valves in cold weather

2007-01-19 Thread Mitch Haley
John W. Reames III wrote: for intake, add 0.05mm for extended ambient temps below -20C But if it's -10C when you adjust them, there's no reason to add more clearance. You will have a bit more clearance at -10 than at room temperature (+20C).

Re: [MBZ] Adjusting valves in cold weather

2007-01-19 Thread kevin kraly
But if it's -10C when you adjust them, THE ENGINE AND THE WRENCHES ARE TERRIBLY COLD TO THE TOUCH! bur! I'll be waiting until the temps climb a bit although it's probably 6oC or 42oF here, balmy compared to much of the country right now. Kevin in Hillsboro, OR 1983 300SD 265k miles,

Re: [MBZ] Adjusting valves in cold weather

2007-01-19 Thread Jim Cathey
Would it be OK to adjust the valves on a 85 300D in cold weather, say 20 degrees F, or would it be a no,no? No. You won't enjoy it. (Otherwise no problem.) I recommend you plug in the block heater for a couple of hours, your fingers will thank you. -- Jim

Re: [MBZ] Adjusting valves in cold weather

2007-01-19 Thread Craig McCluskey
On Thu, 18 Jan 2007 18:57:25 -0800 Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Would it be OK to adjust the valves on a 85 300D in cold weather, say 20 degrees F, or would it be a no,no? No. You won't enjoy it. (Otherwise no problem.) I recommend you plug in the block heater for a couple of

Re: [MBZ] Adjusting valves in cold weather

2007-01-19 Thread Werner Fehlauer
, you would want to warm the tools beforehand, also! Werner - Original Message - From: Craig McCluskey [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 11:46 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Adjusting valves in cold weather On Thu, 18 Jan 2007 18

Re: [MBZ] Adjusting valves in cold weather

2007-01-19 Thread JFreezn
In a message dated 1/18/2007 3:31:21 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Would it be OK to adjust the valves on a 85 300D in cold weather, say 20 degrees F, or would it be a no,no? I have not done the valves in 2 yrs and I don't have a heated garage. Absolutely

Re: [MBZ] Adjusting valves in cold weather

2007-01-19 Thread Craig McCluskey
On Thu, 18 Jan 2007 23:54:51 -0500 Werner Fehlauer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Why not simply run the engine, long enough for it to reach some uniform temperature, shut it down, and just as it cools enough to work on it safely, do the adjustment? Because that will have even worse temperature

Re: [MBZ] Adjusting valves in cold weather

2007-01-19 Thread jwreames
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Re: [MBZ] Adjusting valves in cold weather

2007-01-19 Thread Marshall Booth
Werner Fehlauer wrote: Why not simply run the engine, long enough for it to reach some uniform temperature, shut it down, and just as it cools enough to work on it safely, do the adjustment? That should allow doing it above the freezing temperatures of the day, and also have some mercy on the

Re: [MBZ] Adjusting valves in cold weather

2007-01-19 Thread John Robbins
Werner Fehlauer wrote: Why not simply run the engine, long enough for it to reach some uniform temperature, shut it down, and just as it cools enough to work on it safely, do the adjustment? That should allow doing it above the freezing temperatures of the day, and also have some mercy on the

Re: [MBZ] Adjusting valves in cold weather

2007-01-19 Thread Marshall Booth
John Robbins wrote: The plate on my car says if above a certain temp use xx values or if its below that temp use... etc. (I don't remember the values or temp, but know that I've always needed the 'cold' ones). IMO, its been two years since the valve adjustment was done the little itty

Re: [MBZ] Adjusting valves in cold weather

2007-01-19 Thread jwreames
Thanks. I noticed a decided difference in engine running between stone cold (overnight sit) versus warm adjustments. I always wondered why, or if it was something that I was doing wrong. I've gotten to where I can adjust them on the street in 30 mins (It has gotten a question or three from the

[MBZ] Adjusting valves in cold weather

2007-01-18 Thread Roger Conlon
Would it be OK to adjust the valves on a 85 300D in cold weather, say 20 degrees F, or would it be a no,no? I have not done the valves in 2 yrs and I don't have a heated garage. _ Valentine’s Day -- Shop for gifts that spell

Re: [MBZ] Adjusting valves in cold weather

2007-01-18 Thread John W. Reames III
On Thu, 18 Jan 2007, Roger Conlon wrote: Would it be OK to adjust the valves on a 85 300D in cold weather, say 20 degrees F, or would it be a no,no? I have not done the valves in 2 yrs and I don't have a heated garage. Intake is [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] Exhaust for NA is [EMAIL