I wonder if a 'dab' of locktite on the lock nut would solve that problem? congrat's on relieving your Amigos 'tick'Way Amigo said:The Amigo's ticking is almost non-existent now and it seems to have just a bit more oomph. I can see why it has to be done pretty regularly though because the lock nut really doesn't feel all that tight.
I have tried and failed to ever find this tool.98rodeoman said:what about the 3.2 dohc 98 on up rodeo? I bought the micrometer and have a gap guage...but what about the special tool that the f&*kin haynes manual says I need to have to extract the lfter shims?? can someone point me in the right direction.?
yes if you follow the very detailed and accurate description by squatch you will be doing it the correct way. if you continue to do it the way you describe, the double locknut won't do any good anyway because the clearance between the nut and its surface is still there, thus NO chance of maintaining your hard fought for adjustment.Way Amigo said:I was so preoccupied with tightening the locknut and using the feeler gauge that I didn't keep the screwdriver on since I only had two hands. I basically got the clearance adjusted with the screw and then kept checking clearance as I tightened the locknut. I kept the feeler gauge in and tightened the locknut until the the gauge wouldn't move. Then I backed off on the nut until the blade would move back and forth again. The blade moved with just a little resistance but I didn't try the go-no go method. The locknut wasn't loose but it wasn't what I'd call snug either.
I'll check again this week sometime and see how the clearance is even though I haven't driven it much. But I think a double locknut would help maintain clearance in any event.