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Valve adjustment -97 Mazda Protege

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10-25-04, 09:39 AM   #1  
Valve adjustment -97 Mazda Protege

I might purchase a '97 Mazda Protege w/ 50,000 miles. A little research showed the 1.5l engine to not have hydraulic lifters. What is required to adhust these? I read that shims are used. I have adjusted valves on old VW's for years and that is a simple job, but shims are not used on VW.

How do you adjust the valves on the Mazda? Any comments on that car? Anything to look for?

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10-25-04, 10:39 AM   #2  
valve clearance is for both intake and exhause
as follows>>
.25-.31 mm or .010-.012 inch engine cold
there are shims there is a special tool used to lower tappet to gain clearance to change shim

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