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mepstein
post Oct 8 2019, 10:24 AM
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Now snapgap.us is selling valve adjustment kits for VW/type 4 engines. Check out their products. Really cool stuff. I’m not affiliated in any way.
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post Oct 8 2019, 10:41 AM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/aktion035.gif) That's awesome. Those would make things easier.
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post Oct 8 2019, 10:55 AM
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$175 for the set? Seems like a decent deal. On the 914-6 with headers the valves are all easy enough to get to, but on a 911 or 914-6 with heat exchangers this would be amazing.

911/914-6 valve adjustment kit
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post Oct 8 2019, 02:03 PM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Oct 8 2019, 09:24 AM) *

Now snapgap.us is selling valve adjustment kits for VW/type 4 engines. Check out their products. Really cool stuff. I’m not affiliated in any way.


But they only have them for 7mm screws and only 1.7L engines had them originally.
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post Oct 8 2019, 06:42 PM
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I don't know if I want any more fasteners in the valve train, than the factory used. Do you really want extra weight in the valve train?
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post Oct 8 2019, 07:33 PM
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There's a long thread on Pelican and one of the concerns is weight. I'm sure the system isn't perfect in every respect but after doing a lot of reading on the pros and cons, it seems like a real benefit to the average DIY guy who has done it rarely or never and wants to get a good result.
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post Oct 8 2019, 08:23 PM
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Neat idea, and sound in design. If it was built out of Titanium you would not have to worry about valve train weight differences.
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post Oct 8 2019, 11:00 PM
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QUOTE(bdstone914 @ Oct 8 2019, 01:03 PM) *

QUOTE(mepstein @ Oct 8 2019, 09:24 AM) *

Now snapgap.us is selling valve adjustment kits for VW/type 4 engines. Check out their products. Really cool stuff. I’m not affiliated in any way.


But they only have them for 7mm screws and only 1.7L engines had them originally.
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Did you mean 8mm? That is the size listed on the site
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post Oct 9 2019, 07:37 AM
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Exactly what does this system supposed to do? A valve adjustment screw is a simple thing. Why make it more complicated????



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post Oct 9 2019, 09:09 AM
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Thought I would jump in here. I am the developer of the SNAPGAP system. To answer a few of the questions posed:

1. We only have kits that fit on 8 mm adjustment screws. We may expand later to 10 mm.

2. SNAPGAP is a new and patented system for adjusting valves in aircooled engines. It provides quick and highly accurate adjustments without the guess work of a feeler gauge or the inaccuracies introduced when the OEM jam nut is tightened down.

3. We have extensively evaluated titanium parts and have decided that on engines that run short of 10,000 RPM, the small additional weight on the valve train makes no difference -- especially with the geometry of the Porsche rocker arms.

I know that some folks will stick with other methods -- including the feeler gauge. For those who don't like the other methods or want to try something new, we have several videos on our site that explain how and why SNAPGAP works, plus some demonstration videos of adjustments in the engine and -- one showing a one-handed adjustment in 1 minute and 10 sec. accurate to exactly 0.10 mm.My Webpage Attached Image
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post Oct 9 2019, 10:27 AM
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What's next, an automatic shoe lace tier ??

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post Oct 9 2019, 11:02 AM
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QUOTE(Ansbacher @ Oct 9 2019, 10:27 AM) *

What's next, an automatic shoe lace tier ??

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I'm on it!!!!

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QUOTE(SNAPGAP @ Oct 9 2019, 11:09 AM) *

Thought I would jump in here. I am the developer of the SNAPGAP system. To answer a few of the questions posed:

1. We only have kits that fit on 8 mm adjustment screws. We may expand later to 10 mm.

2. SNAPGAP is a new and patented system for adjusting valves in aircooled engines. It provides quick and highly accurate adjustments without the guess work of a feeler gauge or the inaccuracies introduced when the OEM jam nut is tightened down.

3. We have extensively evaluated titanium parts and have decided that on engines that run short of 10,000 RPM, the small additional weight on the valve train makes no difference -- especially with the geometry of the Porsche rocker arms.

I know that some folks will stick with other methods -- including the feeler gauge. For those who don't like the other methods or want to try something new, we have several videos on our site that explain how and why SNAPGAP works, plus some demonstration videos of adjustments in the engine and -- one showing a one-handed adjustment in 1 minute and 10 sec. accurate to exactly 0.10 mm.My Webpage Attached Image

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post Oct 9 2019, 02:13 PM
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QUOTE(SNAPGAP @ Oct 9 2019, 01:02 PM) *

QUOTE(Ansbacher @ Oct 9 2019, 10:27 AM) *

What's next, an automatic shoe lace tier ??

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I'm on it!!!!

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Tell me when you perfect one. My back is killing me! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/drooley.gif)
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post Oct 9 2019, 02:25 PM
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QUOTE(SNAPGAP @ Oct 9 2019, 11:02 AM) *

QUOTE(Ansbacher @ Oct 9 2019, 10:27 AM) *

What's next, an automatic shoe lace tier ??

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I'm on it!!!!

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Is your T-handle torque device available separate ??...its simple @10nm
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post Oct 9 2019, 02:33 PM
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QUOTE(sixnotfour @ Oct 9 2019, 02:25 PM) *

QUOTE(SNAPGAP @ Oct 9 2019, 11:02 AM) *

QUOTE(Ansbacher @ Oct 9 2019, 10:27 AM) *

What's next, an automatic shoe lace tier ??

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I'm on it!!!!

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Is your T-handle torque device available separate ??...its simple @10nm



Sure, but you can get those from many on line bike shops in a variety of torques. Mine are supplied by PrestaCycle. PrestaCycle also offers them with a single wrench that has multiple settings. If you still want just a 10Nm, message me and I will send you one for a reasonable price.

Best,

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post Oct 9 2019, 02:49 PM
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Will do Ive seen all those ,,I'm simple... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Oct 9 2019, 02:52 PM
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Yea, the bike industry started using torque wrenches a while ago after they went to smaller hardware, TI bolts and carbon fiber parts. The old stuff held up to a “good twist to make tight”. The new stuff stripped and crushed until people realized it was made to just be strong enough but not anything more.
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post Oct 9 2019, 06:22 PM
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What is the weight difference between the adjuster assembly versus the steel nut?
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post Oct 9 2019, 06:26 PM
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I would think that a logical step would be to offer it in Ti, just for the people who think they need it. You can offer both systems and be fine for us normal people who do not care. But for those who do, then Ti would be a logical choice.

After all lots of people with deeper pockets than I change over to Ti parts. Maybe when I retire I might start machining my own Ti parts. Most likely smelted from all the Apple cards my friends seem to be collecting. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)
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