so i finally got the tensioner and crank loose, put on the belt and everything. went to adjust all the valve clearances when i notice intake valve #1 (closest to belt) is stuck down halfway. i turn the crank a few times and it pops back up. hm strange. i do it a few more times then it doesnt even pop back up anymore.
friend told me to try tapping on the valve stem. i got a screw driver and tapped on it a few times, but now it sunk even lower!
also when i go to turn the crank, it wont let me budge more than two cam teeth in either direction! this is all at TDC.
whats going on?! it couldnt be old cam grease could it? i put on hte cams a few days ago with grease but ended up taking it back off until today. had to wipe off the yellowed grease (white when new). what are the stock springrates? dried up grease cant hold down that much pressure can it?
also i did not change the valve seals. the ones that came with the head are still being used. i bought it off some guy…