VHPD tappets

Looking through the handbook and service manual I can’t find any specified mileage for checking valve clearances. Can someone confirm I’m right in saying the valves are operated through solid buckets and shims and will therefor need adjustment at some point?

Yep, they are solid cam followers and shimed, its a major time consuming job to reshim them, cam ladder needs taking off etc.They will need reshiming when the gap is out of tolerance 0.25mm in 0.30mm exPhil

Had mine re-shimmed at about 18K miles, as I thought they were getting a bit too noisey.As it happens, there was some (but only a little wear), & the noise is not much different - obviously an engine “characteristic”.PS It’s now raining in Cornwall [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/frown.gif[/image]

quote:Originally posted by Pesky:PS It’s now raining in Cornwall [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/frown.gif[/image]How’s our Rog?

Thanks for the replies. My car now has just over 10K on it and the tappets (when warm) are just a little bit more “tinkly” than new. The engine has freed up just fine with minimal (1 litre in 6K )oil consumpsion. Sounds like it should be ok for a few miles yet. I believe most big bike engines are good for 30K before tappets change much

quote:Originally posted by IDG: How’s our Rog?Seeing the man on Saturday (he’s in Devon), but he sounded to be in fine fettle when we spoke on the phone yesterday.Today it’s pi$$ing down - thank goodness for the Eden Project!!! Well worth a visit, by the way - nearly made me feel guilty for running the Exige sans cat [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/grin.gif[/image]