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Old 07-13-2008, 09:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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adjusting valves

has anyone had to have their valves adjusted due to noise, and what mileage was on the car, and how did it sound, and cost to get it fixed.
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's done at 60,000 miles IIRC. As time goes by the valves will start to tick and get a little louder so if you're just starting to hear a little noise I wouldn't be concerned about it. You could also be hearing the fuel injectors ticking. When I asked Honda about it they stated they would not do it any earlier than what the maintenence scheduler stated.

As far as cost goes, I believe it's in the $200-$300 range?
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow so these newer honda engines still need valve adjustments? I have the 08 civic Si is that engine auto adjust the valves or does it have to be done manually like an old isuzu LOL? I think toyota engines are auto adjusting valves, I sure hope honda engines are too to keep up in competition with toyota?
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yes newest honda's still need valve adjustments, however it doesnt specifically say at 60k miles it says whenever A B 1 2 or 3 maintainence codes come up adjust only if they are noisy, my original question, was has anyone had their valves get noisy on them yet, regardless of interval service, and if you could hear them make noise how many miles were on the car???
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hydraulic lash adjusters just wear out eventually. At least with manual adjustment you never have worry about it.
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Holly Thread revival!!

I have 12k miles on mine and my valves are ticking. WTF!
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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^^ you misshifted.

$$ shift ftl.

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51,000 they were ticking loudly. Had several loose intakes, and a couple tight exhaust. Did it myself, wasn't difficult, and took all of 2 hours. Idles smoother now, just hear the injectors, and it got rid of some of the cold first gear bucking. Didn't know it would be that expensive to have a stealership adjust them. DIY FTW!
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It's not. Valve adjustment is not 200-300 dollars. More like 150 tops.
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51,000 they were ticking loudly. Had several loose intakes, and a couple tight exhaust. Did it myself, wasn't difficult, and took all of 2 hours. Idles smoother now, just hear the injectors, and it got rid of some of the cold first gear bucking. Didn't know it would be that expensive to have a stealership adjust them. DIY FTW!
what is involved in adjusting them?
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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a feeler gauge, your typical sockets and ratchet, torque wrench, a modded open ended wrench, the correct valve lash for the intake and exhaust side and a cold motor. its pretty easy, but i haven't done it on kseries yet.
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a feeler gauge, your typical sockets and ratchet, torque wrench, a modded open ended wrench, the correct valve lash for the intake and exhaust side and a cold motor. its pretty easy, but i haven't done it on kseries yet.
or the proper jam nut tool
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:51 PM   #13 (permalink)
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haha i didn't want to buy one, works fine.
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Will you run into problems if they are not adjusted?

I've never heard of this before...
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:14 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Pretty much everything in your head will wear down more and more, like the valvetrain, cams...etc. Which would lead to less power and bad gas mileage.
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i called my honda dealer and they said 99$
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You can find reputable people they will do it for half or less than half that. But that's a good price from a dealership.
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it's usually an hour of labor they charge.

so 100-150 is pretty much all that will be charged.
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if you have tight exhaust valves you run the risk of having burnt valves. Definitely a good thing to have checked if you have a lot of mileage.
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^^ you misshifted.

$$ shift ftl.

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LOL You got it!! I misshifted a couple of times and bounced it off the rev limiter
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