I set my lash .010" for both intake and exhaust on my old N-42 head. This is the setting for when the engine is hot. It takes all the play out of the lash for a more quiet engine and slightly better performance. There is no reason the engine should not run with the lash set at .010"/.012" intake/exhaust unless he did it cold and he made the lash even less than that!
My mechanic set the valves to spec after he checked 3 different sources which all said .010 and .012. Engine was hot when they did it. He said the would loosen them up a little and re-test. If anyone has an idea or info, all is appreciated. Thanks.
Well Richard, I hope that you get that bad boy running soon. Was it running when the valves were adjusted looser? and then he went to .010 and .012 and the car wouldn't start? Valve cover gasket sealing properly? Oil cap on tight?
I am going to go by their shop tonight after work. My car is about a day away from being done. It was running before they did the adjustment but was noisey as I listened to it last night. Will ask them the same questions. All it needs is a few adjustments, brakes, clutch, AC charge, front end alignment and final inspection. I have been waiting a long time to get back behind the wheel. Let me know when and where we can meet so I can check out your VR.