Hi, I need to check and maybe adjust the valve clearances on my Essex V6 engine, the firing order for this engine is 1 4 2 5 3 6.
To my way of thinking the best way to check these is to get number 1 cylinder to TDC on compression stroke when both valves should be closed, then check clearances on these valves, then turn engine 120 degrees when number 4 cylinder is TDC and repeat and so on.
This way however is apparently not the way to do it. From what I have read various inlet and exhaust valves should be rocking and other valves are adjusted. My way seems much simpler. Can someone explain where my logic is wrong and what is the best way to do it ?