Valve/Rocker arm setting

Harley Dixon

What's the accepted way to adjust the valve lash?  Lycoming instructions say to set the cylinder at TDC, then check or adjust the rocker arm/push rod gap (solid's an O-235 C) but wouldn't it be easier to rotate the prop until the intake valve is approaching fully open then set the exhaust valve rocker arm gap, and vice versa for the exhaust valve settings? That's the way I used to do it for my cars before hydraulic lifters. Looking around the internet, I don't see any mention of doing it this way on solid lifter aircraft engines.

Long EZ N28EZ


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