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14145 Danielson St
Poway, CA

2003 Isuzu NPR-HD


Repair: ISUZU ENGINE - 4HE1-TC, DIESEL
MAINTENANCE

Refer to MAINTENANCE AND LUBRICATION for service intervals and recommended lubricants.

MAINTENANCE > VALVE ADJUSTMENT

1. The adjustment is to be made with the engine stopped and cold.

2. Remove the cylinder head cover as outlined later in this article.

3. Turn the crankshaft in the direction of normal rotation until both rocker arms on the number
one (front) cylinder are loose, and the TDC (Top Dead Center) timing notch on the damper
pulley is aligned with the "TDC" mark (Fig 1).
Fig 1: Timing Mark at Top Dead Center

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4. With the crankshaft in this position, the valves indicated in Fig 2 can be adjusted.

If the timing marks are aligned at "TDC" mark and the number one cylinder valves have no
clearance, then the number four cylinder is in the compression-firing position. Adjust the
valves as shown in Fig 4.

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Fig 2: Identifying Valves To Be Adjusted With No. 1 Piston At TDC

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5. Refer to Fig 3. Use a 0.4 mm (0.016 in) feeler gage for both intake and exhaust valves.

a. Loosen the jam nut.

b. Turn the adjusting screw until the feeler gage can be inserted with a light drag
between the rocker arm and valve.

c. Hold the adjusting screw in this position and tighten the jam nut. Correct torque is
25 N.m (19 lb.ft).

d. Recheck the clearance.


Fig 3: Adjusting Valve Clearance

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6. Turn the crankshaft one full turn in the direction of normal rotation. Align the "TDC" mark
with the timing notch (Fig 1). With the crankshaft in this position, the valves indicated in Fig

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4 can be adjusted. Adjust as outlined in step 5.

7. Install the cylinder head cover as outlined later in this article.

Fig 4: Identifying Valves To Be Adjusted With Crankshaft Rotated 360°

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Thank you for business.

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