Valve tappet clean-out


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Justin1200
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Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:18 am
Location: Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Motorcycle: Honda Goldwing 1200 LTD 1985

Valve tappet clean-out

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Hi guys, I’ve taken out the valve tappets; they were all jammed solid. So with some part cleaner, got them moving smoothly with my fingers! Soaked them in engine oil, pumped / bled them in the oil, and then very quickly put them back in and tightened the plugs. However, when I start it (I only ran it for about 20 seconds), there is quite a noise coming from there.
- Could it be that there’s a bit of air left in the tappet sleeve and by the time it fills up, it’ll be fine? - Should I take it apart again?
- And lastly, all the bigger holes in the tappets point towards the outside of the motor, right? Even the ones underneath?
Thanks!



victorvmg
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Re: Valve tappet clean-out

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look at the Honda shop manual 7-27. exhaust side (top) oil holes facing up.now if you look at picture intake side (bottom) shows oil holes going in first.I soaked and cleaned my hydraulic valve adjusters with kerosene ( I had no movement at all) did you fill the defoaming chambers with oil? also is a valve adjuster shim section.

Justin1200
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Location: Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Motorcycle: Honda Goldwing 1200 LTD 1985

Re: Valve tappet clean-out

Post by Justin1200 »

In the service manual I have, the valve unit is sitting flat on a bench, and they say to install the oil holes up, even putting the word in italics. I did my job with the unit on the bike, so I understand that it's not turned the same way. See the attached pics.
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