I am putting my box back together. New seals fitted with help from the forum previously. I amd now adjusting the rocker arm end float. Following the WSM I hand tightened the adjuster till it connected with the rocker shaft. Checked no play, fitted lock nut. There was no play and mechanism felt smooth.
Last step is pop in the spring and then fit the spring retaining bolt. If I tighten the spring retaining bolt down more than shown in the photo then the box starts to get hard to turn until it is rough and starts to stick.
The WSM makes no mention of adjustment of the tension in the spring / not screwing the retaining bolt.
Its just says as a final test something along the lines that’ if the box gets sticky at the center point of travel then undo the lock nut and reset the end float.’
If I do this then I’ll end up introducing some slop that is then relying on the spring to eliminate.
Is this right or should I be adjusting the tension the spring introduces by not screwing down all the way once I am happy with the end float.
You can see below the small gap left between the top of the adjuster and the spring retainer bolt.