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300 MXC power valve adjustment question

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2001 300 MXC: To get it to hit sooner you turn it out or in? I took the power valve apart and noticed the spring was different than my 05. Does the color coded spring aplication apply to this bike? I put a red spring in my 05 250exc and it helped it smooth out on bottom, Do I achieve the same result on this bike with just the adjustment? Thanks!!

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On my 2002 300EXC you turn the screw out, to make the power valve engange sooner, and turn the screw in, to make it engage later. The spring colors are: Yellow: stock, Green: smoother and later powervalve hit than stock, Red: more aggressive and sooner powervalve hit than stock. I tried the adjustment screw on my bike and there was a lot of spring tension, so I only got a 1/4 turn out. I didn't want to risk breaking anything, since my red spring is on the way via UPS.

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