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valve stem

stem1 (def 14).
Origin of valve stem
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The drop lever B is keyed to the valve stem V, and is connected with the dash pot by a rod as indicated by the dotted line.

    Steam Engines Anonymous
  • The upper end of the valve stem passes through a plug V, through which is a vent hole W.

    Motors James Slough Zerbe
  • The amount of clearance allowed depends entirely upon the design of the engine and length of valve stem.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The upper side of the shell has an opening to receive the bonnet C, through which the valve stem D passes.

    Motors James Slough Zerbe
  • If the motor is turned but very little beyond this point, a lifting should be felt at the proper push rod or valve stem.

    The Gasoline Motor Harold Whiting Slauson
  • This is primarily intended for taking up any wear that may occur at the ends of the push rod or valve stem.

    The Gasoline Motor Harold Whiting Slauson
  • If the valve stem has worked loose from the valve, trouble will be caused.

    Farm Engines and How to Run Them James H. Stephenson
  • valve stem guides and valve stems must be machined very accurately to insure correct action.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The easiest way is to clamp the valve stem to hold valve in mid position; this should cover all ports.

  • See if rocker arm tappets have a .020′′ clearance from valve stem when valve is seated.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag

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