Engine servicing at 40,000 miles

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Julescapri
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Engine servicing at 40,000 miles

Postby Julescapri » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:20 am

Hi all, I can't see a post relating to basic servicing of the engine... mine is approaching 40,000 miles and runs perfectly fine, with just the usual oil consumption issue (I always carry a spare litre with me). I always do oil, filters, plugs, chain & sprocket changes myself. Should I be concerned about valve clearances, or leave well enough alone? Cheers!

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Re: Engine servicing at 40,000 miles

Postby Arno » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:34 am

If your engine runs perfectly fine, it's nothing to do. Never touching a running system!

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Re: Engine servicing at 40,000 miles

Postby isle of wight » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:53 pm

Julescapri, whereabouts on the Island are you?
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Re: Engine servicing at 40,000 miles

Postby jorojin » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:56 am

Valve clearances should be ok, assuming that early services were previously done and nothing amiss was found. I have stripped an engine with 130,000+ km on the clock and found only 3 of the 20 valve clearances out of spec and they were only marginally out and I needn't have bothered re-shimming them, but as I had the engine stripped I did it. :coffee:


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