I've often looked at buying a Gunsons 'Click Adjust' but whenever I've had a car with worn rockers I've simply run the engine with the rocker cover removed and then pushed an old feeler gauge into each rocker in order to find the worn one (tapping stops when you have found a worn one) then slowly adjusted it until it quietened down, mind you that wouldn't be an easy option on a DS EFi due to hassle of refitting the manifold. Interestingly enough IIRC on the old Vauxhall Chevette 1256cc engine the rockers were specified to be adjusted in this way. A couple of thing's is for sure about that method is that its rather messy as engine oil is flicked everywhere and it plays havoc with a set of feeler gaugesCitroJim wrote:Ahh yes, I vaguely recall tappets Do you remember the special tool you could get for setting them? it was made by Gunsons and called a Click Adjust.
That is what was originally fitted but Michelin now only make the XAS in 180x15 and with my car being a EFi it was specified with 185x15 tyres so I have to buy the XVS-P which has the same tread but has an extra ridge built into the sidewall to protect the wheel/tyre from kerbing (not that I tend to do that mind!). The cost of each XAS 180x15 is £52 cheaper than a XVS 185x15.CitroJim wrote:Those tyres are eyewateringly expensive I guess they're the special XAS asymmetric jobs...
I recall back in the late seventies when I sold new Ford's that a 185 tyre was regarded as being quite wide and was only fitted to Ghia models of Cortina's and Capri's, now it looks more akin to a bicycle tyre