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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:07 am 
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I have all 3 factory manuals for the 98 Geo Metro, and the owners manual. I have looked high and low now for 2 weeks and there is no place I have found what the clearances should be for the valve adjustments. No hydraulic lifters on this engine. Also no indication if it should be done on a hot or cold engine. Someone dropped the ball on this. Help please.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:16 am 
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I have that '98 geo metro 3 volume FSM set too. I've found it extremely difficult to find things I was looking for too. I think it is set up in sort of strange GM only organizational scheme and code and is decipherable and understandable and usable only to GM mechanics who've taken some special course teaching them how to decipher and understand and use it.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:05 pm 
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In here

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:58 am 
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^ Thanks for that writeup, I love my '98 4door sedan 5 speed chev metro. Bone stock its still a little rocketship, the gearing is awesome, overdrive in 4th and 5th. I drove it so hard I had to replace the NGK platinum plugs twice in six months because the non stop blast furnace inferno I always had going on in the combustion chambers eroded the plug tips away so fast they started missing. The f'n pigs have the car now, because of the bullshit laws we have in this communist dungheap of a province, but my lawyer says he'll get it back. Then I'll put Iridium plugs in it. I saw a '98 hatchback chev metro 5speed for sale at a good price but I didn't have enough cash at that time. I'm going buy as many of these '98 to '0 1.3 litre 5 speeds as I can.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:32 am 
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Good information for m. Thank you.
The valve adjustment specs is what I really needed.
I have located an esteem throttle body and will pick it up later this week.
I look forward to getting it installed. I too have run into the lack of mid range to top end power.
As for the exhaust system being replaced with bigger tube diameter, my 1st attempt to get this done
at a local shop was disappointing.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:31 pm 
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The exhaust will help a lot. The 45 mm tb (make sure it is the correct one, there are two styles) will help at WOT and max RPM. That final drive gear is not doing you any favours. a 4.10 would be better, and not affect your fuel economy.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:36 pm 
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But with the 3.79 gear set an this new engine setup I was able to do 100 mph. Not much rpm left to go much faster. I know it was 100
mph because my friend was along side of me in his Boss 302 Mustang at was reading me off the MPH over 85 mph.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:14 pm 
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fainya wrote:
No hydraulic lifters on this engine.


Solid Lifters rule. Hydraulic lifters are for taking granny to get groceries. Solid Lifters are for road racing.


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