Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Cape Coral, Florida
Here is the definition on how to read and write in American English 0.0015, the farther to the right you go of the decimal point the smaller the clearance, I did not mean the clearance was ten thousandth as you read it, I was trying to say that the 0.0015 is in ten thousandth see below:
How to write out number 0.0015, (US) American English words converted (spelled out), text written using letters
Convert 0.0015 to (US) American English words:
~ or, simpler ~
zero point zero zero one five
So the clearance spec would be 0.0015 or fifteen ten-thousandth for the feeler gauge.
The maximum clearance spec is 0.0016 or sixteen ten-thousandth.
The farther to the right of the decimal point the more confusing it gets when trying to write it out.
To make it simple the valve lash is considered within spec if it is 0 to 0.0016.
The smallest feeler gauge I can find goes down to 0.0015 so that is just under the maximum tolerance so if you are anywhere between 0 to 0.0016 (sixteen ten-thousandth) you can button up the top end and call it good to go.
Last edited by American; 01-12-2019 at 12:03 PM.