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Has anyone adjusted the valves on their Commander yet? I figure people have had them enough time where they may be needing to adjust them or atleast check them.



 

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As of last night, 3 other owners reported having done their valve adjustments and the valve lashs were A-OK.....however, let's not just assume our's are fine because of this trend tho....:)....Lance

Video courtesy of John Cannon:

 

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Is it a difficult process to check the lash or is it pretty straight forward?

When do they recommend checking and/or adjusting?



 

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Is it a difficult process to check the lash or is it pretty straight forward?

When do they recommend checking and/or adjusting?
Video in post above will help....it is really pretty basic on the Rotax...and the Teryx should follow suit I would think except for the lash clearances and minor differences between brands of twins .....Lance
 

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Ahhh you snuck a video in there after I responded, lol...thanks though for the video, looks pretty straight forward!



 

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As of last night, 3 other owners reported having done their valve adjustments and the valve lashs were A-OK.....however, let's not just assume our's are fine because of this trend tho....:)....Lance
I checked 3 times on my Outlander and they were always within spec. Sometimes I think they just say to do it to get you in the stealership to take your money.
 

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Just checked my valves after 32 hrs.
At first all the valves were really tight, then I learned there are "2" TDCs, lol. I got the right TDC on the right stroke.

All the intake valves were ok at .12mm (.06-.14mm range)
All the exhaust valves were a little loose at .20mm (.11-.19mm range), so I reset them at .15mm.

The assemblers were consistant...
 

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Tear down wasnt so bad, I did it from the passenger side only. My problem was only having a 14mm allen socket and not a "L" wrench, so I had to move the gas tank over to get the ratchet into the crank.

A good tip I read was to use a bolt with a 14mm head and then lock nuts together on the other end and use those to turn it.
 

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Tear down wasnt so bad, I did it from the passenger side only. My problem was only having a 14mm allen socket and not a "L" wrench, so I had to move the gas tank over to get the ratchet into the crank.

A good tip I read was to use a bolt with a 14mm head and then lock nuts together on the other end and use those to turn it.
Good to know!
 
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