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Product: GENERATOR SET Model: C4.4 GENERATOR SET S1M01075 Configuration: C4.4 Marine Gen Set S1M00001-UP

Testing and Adjusting


C4.4 Marine Auxiliary Generator Set Engine and 3054C Industrial Engine
Media Number -RENR2438-05 Publication Date -01/02/2007 Date Updated -27/02/2007

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Engine Valve Lash - Inspect/Adjust


SMCS - 1102-025

To prevent possible injury, do not use the starter to turn the flywheel. Hot engine components can cause burns. Allow additional time for the engine to cool before measuring valve clearance.

Refer to Systems Operation, "Engine Design" for the location of the cylinder valves. If the valve lash requires adjustment several times in a short period of time, excessive wear exists in a different part of the engine. Find the problem and make necessary repairs in order to prevent more damage to the engine. Not enough valve lash can be the cause of rapid wear of the camshaft and valve lifters. Not enough valve lash can indicate that the seats for the valves are worn. Valves become worn due to the following causes: Fuel injection nozzles that operate incorrectly Excessive dirt and oil are present on the filters for the inlet air. Incorrect fuel settings on the fuel injection pump. The load capacity of the engine is frequently exceeded.

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Too much valve lash can cause broken valve stems, springs, and spring retainers. Too much valve lash can be an indication of the following problems: Worn camshaft and valve lifters Worn rocker arms Bent pushrods Broken socket on the upper end of a pushrod Loose adjustment screw for the valve lash If the camshaft and valve lifters show rapid wear, look for fuel in the lubrication oil or dirty lubrication oil as a possible cause.

Valve Lash Check


An adjustment is NOT NECESSARY if the measurement of the valve lash is in the acceptable range. Check the valve lash while the engine is stopped. The temperature of the engine does not change the valve lash setting. Table 1 Inlet Valves Valve Lash (Stopped Engine) TC Compression Stroke TC Exhaust Stroke (1) Firing Order
(1) (2)

Exhaust Valves 0.45 mm (0.018 inch) 1,3 2,4 1,3,4,2 (2)

0.20 mm (0.008 inch) 1,2 3,4

360 from TC compression stroke The No. 1 cylinder is at the front of the engine.

If the measurement is not within the acceptable clearance, adjustment is necessary. Refer to "Valve Lash Adjustment".

Valve Lash Adjustment


Note: The No. 1 cylinder is at the front of the engine.

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Illustration 1 Setting the valve lash (1) Adjustment screw (2) Feeler gauge

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Accidental engine starting can cause injury or death to personnel. To prevent accidental engine starting, turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, place a do not operate tag at the ignition switch location and disconnect and tape the electrical connection to the stop solenoid that is located on the fuel injection pump.

Remove the valve mechanism cover and perform the following procedure in order to adjust the valve lash: 1. Put the No. 1 piston at the top center position on the compression stroke. Refer to Testing and Adjusting, "Finding Top Center Position for No. 1 Piston". Table 2 TC Compression Stroke Inlet Valves Exhaust Valves

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Valve Lash Cylinders

0.20 mm (0.008 inch) 1,2

0.45 mm (0.018 inch) 1,3

2. Adjust the valves according to Table 2. a. Lightly tap the rocker arm at the top of the adjustment screw with a soft mallet. This will ensure that the lifter seats against the camshaft. b. Loosen the adjustment locknut. c. Place the appropriate feeler gauge between rocker arm and the valve stem. Then, turn the adjustment screw in a clockwise direction. Slide the feeler gauge between the rocker arm and the valve stem. Continue turning the adjustment screw until a slight drag is felt on the feeler gauge. Remove the feeler gauge. d. Tighten the adjustment locknut to a torque of 27 Nm (20 lb ft). Do not allow the adjustment screw to turn while you are tightening the adjustment locknut. Recheck the valve lash after tightening the adjustment locknut. 3. Rotate the engine by 360 degrees. The engine will be on TC compression stroke for cylinder 4. Table 3 TC Exhaust Stroke (3) Valve Lash Cylinders
(3)

Inlet Valves 0.20 mm (0.008 inch) 3,4

Exhaust Valve 0.45 mm (0.018 inch) 2,4

Position for No. 1 cylinder

4. Adjust the valves according to Table 2. a. Lightly tap the rocker arm at the top of the adjustment screw with a soft mallet. This will ensure that the lifter seats against the camshaft. b. Loosen the adjustment locknut. c. Place the appropriate feeler gauge between rocker arm and the valve stem. Then, turn the adjustment screw in a clockwise direction. Slide the feeler gauge between the rocker arm and the valve stem. Continue turning the adjustment screw until a slight drag is felt on the feeler gauge. Remove the feeler gauge. d. Tighten the adjustment locknut to a torque of 27 Nm (20 lb ft). Do not allow the adjustment screw to turn while you are tightening the adjustment locknut. Recheck the valve lash after tightening the adjustment locknut.

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