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Ford Focus Service Manual: Valve Tappets

Item Specification
Motorcraft® SAE 5W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil (US); Motorcraft® SAE 5W-20 Super Premium Motor Oil (Canada) XO-5W20-QSP (US); CXO-5W20-LSP12 (Canada) WSS-M2C945-A

Removal and Installation

NOTICE: During engine repair procedures, cleanliness is extremely important. Any foreign material, including any material created while cleaning gasket surfaces, that enters the oil passages, coolant passages or the oil pan can cause engine failure.

  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. For additional information, refer to Section  100-02.
  1. Remove the camshafts. For additional information, refer to Camshafts in this section.
  1. NOTE:

    If the camshafts and valve tappets are to be reused, mark the location of the valve tappets to make sure they are assembled in their original positions.


    The number on the valve tappets only reflects the digits that follow the decimal. For example, a tappet with the number 0.650 has the thickness of 3.650 mm.

    Remove and inspect the valve tappets. For additional information, refer to Section  303-00.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
    • Coat the valve tappets with clean engine oil prior to installation.
Valve Tappet Inspection
Inspect the valve tappet for damage, especially in the indicated areas. If any damage is evident, inspect the camshaft lobes and valves for damage. Install new components as necessary. ...

Valve Clearance Check
Remove the valve cover. For additional information, refer to Valve Cover in this section. Remove the 2 bolts and accessory drive belt splash shield. To install, tighten to 9 Nm (80 ...

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