A feeler Gauge is a gauge used for measuring a set of very small gaps normally less than 1 mm between two parallel surfaces.
The thickest possible blade that can be inserted into a gap or crack shows its width. Both metric and imperial measurements are inscribed on each feeler gauge blade.
Feeler measuring of Piston Ring End Gap•Clean the cylinder walls.
•Insert the piston ring in the cylinder.
•Push the piston ring using a piston until the ring is reached to the piston pin boss.
•Take care, the end gap should not be located at the direction of the axis or perpendicular direction of the crankshaft.
•When the piston ring is inserted in the cylinder, the piston ring with facing the mark towards the cylinder head.
•Measure the piston ring end gap.
1. Taking all safety precautions.
2. Make sure the piston is on TDC.
i. From the marking on the flywheel.
ii. From the fuel cam.
iii. Push rod should be free. (both the valve should be close at this stage ie at the end of compression stroke)
3. Make sure the engine has cooled down.
4. Loosen the lock nut of the rocker arm.
5. Now adjust the tappet clearance between the rocker arm & valve stem by tightening or loosing the nut below the lock nut.
6. Use a feeler gauge to adjust the suction valve clearance as .35mm an exhaust valve clearance as .45mm.
The specific feeler gauge sizes included in a set depend on the number of blades in the set as well as whether the feeler gauge set is an English or metric size set.
A representative set of feeler gauge sizes for a decimal inch set is shown below in Group 1, and a decimal millimetre size set is shown in Group 2. These are based on a 25-blade count set – other blade combinations and sizes are available.
In actual use, it is often possible to stack together more than one blade to obtain a gauge for a size not included in the set.
For example, the 0.0015” and the 0.0020” sizes can be combined to provide a gauge reference for 0.0035”, which is not in the set of blades shown below in table 1.