: 2001 DTS Valve Clearance question



Doola36
11-30-13, 12:35 AM
I was in the process of cleaning out all the nasty dirt/oil build up in my intake and throttle body and I saw that two of my valves sits lower than all the rest of the valves. So my question, is this normal or should these two valves be sitting like the other valves?


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Submariner409
11-30-13, 11:01 AM
It's a V-8 engine. ALL the valves are never open or closed at the same time - one cylinder might have the exhausts open, another might have the intakes open, and the rest will be somewhere in between.

Doola36
11-30-13, 11:05 AM
It's a V-8 engine. ALL the valves are never open or closed at the same time - one cylinder might have the exhausts open, another might have the intakes open, and the rest will be somewhere in between.

Thank you. I just wanted a second opinion before I start putting things back together.

Submariner409
11-30-13, 11:17 AM
Your engine uses a roller cam follower with static hydraulic lash adjusters. (Picture courtesy of JimD)

More pictures of your engine and parts in my albums. The Community tab ^^^, Albums, the red Seville.