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  1. Valve adjustment help

    Problems & Issues
    Hello everyone, We recently purchased an 05 element with about 230,000 miles. Unfortunately we don’t have any service records. Check engine light came on and we got a spark plug misfire. Changed spark plugs and error continued. Advised to change coil packs as well. Changed coil packs but error...
  2. Soft exhaust cam problem - Camshaft replaced & engine won't idle.

    Problems & Issues
    So I have the dreaded soft lobe exhaust camshaft problem mentioned here: I removed my old exhaust camshaft, while keeping both camshaft sprockets on the timing chain, by letting the exhaust sprocket hold itself...
  3. Here's A Surprise: Bad Camshaft!

    Maintenance and Service
    My 2003 Honda Element just recently developed a top-end ticking noise (2.4 litre engine). This vehicle has exactly 100,000 miles on it, and I have owned it since the 38,000 mile mark. Anyway, I looked in my manual and it says the first scheduled valve adjustment is at 110,000 miles. So I...