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Ford Day Blackpool

Sunday 7th September 2014

To display your car on the Ford Ka Owners Club stand, tickets are £3 per car.

There is a maximum of 20 cars per club and it would be great if we could get 20 of our motors there! This sounds like it will be a great day out!

Details about the show, payment information, accommodation for the night before etc. can be found here: [-Link-]


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Sam :) x
Mon Jan 10 2011, 06:53PM
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Hi, just a quick question but i have a very noisy little ka at the moment! & im just wondering if anybody noes the Feeler Gauge gap size too adjust my tappets?

Many thanks in advance.
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Rare Rocko
Mon Jan 10 2011, 07:30PM
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I thinks they are 0.3mm on the inlet and 0.5mm on the exhaust or the other way round, however the best wat to quiet em is to take the whole rocker assembly off and grind the tappet surfaces flat again, cus a small circle wares away in the tappet so even when you set the tappets the gaps too big cus of the indent, If you get me
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Sam :) x
Mon Jan 10 2011, 10:23PM
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yeaah i get you! but that will take ages wont it? =/ but it was a help, thank you
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Sam :) x
Tue Jan 11 2011, 03:27PM
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Just for futre reference, i went too the ford garage today, and they said it was 0.2 inlet and 0.8 exhaust
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moansss
Tue Jan 11 2011, 05:43PM
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it will say it on your rocker cover. mine was .2 in let and .5 exhaust
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Sam :) x
Tue Jan 11 2011, 05:46PM
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oh right ok thanks, well they did ask for the year off my car, that maybe why.
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nav2809
Thu Jan 13 2011, 01:27AM
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hey, same prob with my car, but not really following ya with the adjusting or even scraping down of the tappet

any guides?
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moansss
Thu Jan 13 2011, 05:42AM
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not great detail but gives you the idea
i did my tappets the other week was easy and car was really quiet for a week or so then tapping started again.
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nav2809
Fri Jan 14 2011, 11:29AM
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i understand everything up to checking the actual clearance with the feelers, where do you push the feeler into? also can someon do a quick example of how to know which valve should be adjusted when, didnt really get his (youtube kid) view of it

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thats how it looks right?
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Spooky
Sun Jan 16 2011, 03:30AM
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Location: Cannock UK
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Turn the engine over so that number 1 cylinder valves are rocking and adjust number 4 cylinder as normal BUT you can also adjust the Exhaust valve of number 3 cylinder and the Inlet valve of number 2 cylinder.

Then rotate the engine so that number 4 cylinder valves are rocking and adjust number 1 cylinder as normal and this time you can adjust the Inlet of number 3 cylinder and the Exhaust of number 2 cylinder.

It doesn't sound particularly revolutionary but it speeds the task up and minimises the amount of times you have to rotate the engine.

Oh and by the way, don't do what that turkey did in the video and have all the spark plugs out while he re-fitted the rocker cover cos if you drop one of those small bolts down a plug hole, you've got a whole mess of trouble. Take em out and replace one at a time and don't work on the engine with any of them out !
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