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Username: mikeyboy

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Registered: 06-2011
Posted on Wednesday, June 08, 2011 - 11:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hi guys i was browsing the net for some advice and came across this site looks really good.ive owned a albin 021 swedish snipper for 4 years now, i think its called that in sweden dont really know the english term for my boat, and ive had great joy out of the whole experience. shes just turned 50 about and with a quite a lot of help with the engine off an experienced sweed shes been running and looking fine my problem is now i cant get no help for the moter my guy isnt about no more ive always had trouble starting the boat evry start of the season with the cold winters over here i keep it in a barn i think my problem is i need to clean out the valves 4 of them near the pistons. i briefly seen it getting done last year and he done something with the head of the valve with a grit paste to clean ive heard its a common thing to be done with this old engine after evry winter. ive mannaged to get the cylender head off with a slight problem of snapping one of them big bolts that stick out so ive ordered a new bolt n gasket and i know where to get my paste from but i dont really know where to go from here to get the valves loose so i can clean them and cant find no info on the net. would be rally greatfull if any of you guys knew some good sites or have any info
as you can tell i dont know much thanks... mike.
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Username: koolvlet

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Registered: 08-2011
Posted on Monday, August 22, 2011 - 02:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Mike.

Getting your valves out isn't very difficult actually.
You need to disassemble the small cover beneath you exhaust manifold, take off your carb first!! ( taking off your exhaust manifold also will make your job easier, but you do run the risk having to replace the exhaust gasket! ).
Behind the cover you'll find your pushrods, valvesprings and valvestems.
The springs are held in place by a small pin thru the lower side of the valve. Look closely, you'll see the pin inside the springseat. Now you have to figure out a way to get the spring tension off the valve in order to get out the pin.
I have adjusted a clamp for my own use ( as used in wood construction )to fit under the springseat without blocking the pin and by screwing it up releasing the spring tension, this way you can remove the pin. And now your valve can be removed.
You have to construct such a clamp or find someone who has a valvespring clamp himself.
Always check your valve clearance when reinstalling!!
Adjusting your valve clearance can be done by grinding the end of the valvestem. Keep in mind that the pushrods wears at the contactpoint with the valve. When the pushrod has worn in you will get false results when measuring your clearance.
Reinstalling your valves is easy, do the steps i descibed in reverse order!
The pin locking your valve and spring has to fit inside the springseat, and should not be sticking out.

Using common sense will get your job done easily.

Good luck!

Regards Jack

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