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Old 05-26-2019, 03:54 PM   #1
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Adjusting My Valves!

Hi,
Thought I would take a few pics during the process!

Was pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness of the engine...

Changed gasket and spark plug tube seals also.

Is a 2008 with 130K.

A little late on the adjust!

Almost all the valves were tight! (not good!)

Glad I finally did it, (did my wife's 2005 a year ago) lots of info on utube for the K24 Engine!
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Old 05-28-2019, 07:30 AM   #2
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Looking good!
Thanks for keeping another E on the road :)
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Old 05-28-2019, 07:39 AM   #3
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Hi,
I thought more people here did their own maintance???

Maybe not?

I think my Honda Dealer wants $500 to do a valve job and also replacing the spark plugs?

That's a lot of money to me!
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:50 AM   #4
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All maintenance except valves since I bought my E 4 yrs ago. The dealer did it for $180 when I had it in for the first airbag recall, that seemed fair, and I was swamped at the time. Next one's on me. Amazingly little varnish on your engine at 130k! What oil & change interval has it had?
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Old 05-28-2019, 03:15 PM   #5
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Hi,
$180 is cheap from what I've seen here in Florida!

I bought my 2008 with 110k on it so can't take credit for the clean engine.

That's why I was pleasantly surprised, as I had no idea what I would find?

I'm using M1 with an OEM Honda filter, we'll see!

I have two E's so I do what I can, cause even the independent shops charge quite a bit!
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Old 05-28-2019, 06:31 PM   #6
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Amazing how clean that is!

I adjusted the valves 2 yrs ago @60K. Oil changed every 3000, with filter and Mobile 1 oil since brand new.

Mine had some yellow tint stuff, but no way that clean.
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Old 05-28-2019, 06:50 PM   #7
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Amazing how clean that is!

I adjusted the valves 2 yrs ago @60K. Oil changed every 3000, with filter and Mobile 1 oil since brand new.

Mine had some yellow tint stuff, but no way that clean.
Hi,
My wife's 2005 with 120k was not that clean either.

It had quite a bit of varnish on the inside of the valve cover!

Ok, I guess, and probably "normal" as those things go, but...

I'm sure her E is now getting better care, than when it was with the previous owner.

Both of our E's were bought off of CL and have really been good to us over the years!!!
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Old 05-28-2019, 06:59 PM   #8
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Hi,
This mechanic's personal vehicle is an Element.

Thought I would put this up for those on the fence about doing this.

Remember to tight is bad but so is to loose!!!

There is a learning curve on adjusting valve lash, but is worth learning to me. (my opinion)

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Old 06-13-2019, 07:34 PM   #9
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Hi,
Thought I would take a few pics during the process!

Was pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness of the engine...

Changed gasket and spark plug tube seals also.

Is a 2008 with 130K.

A little late on the adjust!

Almost all the valves were tight! (not good!)

Glad I finally did it, (did my wife's 2005 a year ago) lots of info on utube for the K24 Engine!
That is one seriously clean on the inside engine! Just by removing the oil cap and looking inside, I know mine isn't anywhere near that clean (now at 126K)!

So tell us: What do you use for oil and oil filters? How often do you change the oil? Do you use any additives?

Also thanks for waking me up in regard to doing the valves on mine! I just did a long trip (~ 2700 miles total) and it's high time that I get off my gluteus maximus and get on with it! : - )
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Old 06-15-2019, 02:40 PM   #10
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Hi,
I have no answers on the oil as I am the third owner and the E had over 100k when I bought it.

I did the 110k maintance which is mostly changing fluids, plugs, and adjusting valves.

Almost all my valves were tight, so glad I did them.

These engines do NOT have self adjusting valves and need to be adjusted.

There are cases of these engines burning valves or dying at idle if not adjusted!

I have a AT and drop 3 qts. once a year with the oil change.

Honda AT are good from what I hear, but need good upkeep to stay healthy!

There is also a AT external filter that needs to be changed.
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