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  1. Under The Hood / Performance
    Whew! Took a long while to get to this point. Somehow more jobs keep getting added, but at 122K and change I have finally completed the the valve adjustment job and got her all back together. Definitely liking the Fel-Pro gasket kit. Was concerned about cleanliness of the engine internals, so I...
  2. Problems & Issues
    I was performing a valve adjustment '04 AWD EX Element (160k miles) and I think I stripped the nut on the valve adjustment screw. The first two cylinders went smoothly, some of the exhaust valves were a bit tight but nothing too bad. When I went to torque the #4 cylinder intake valve to spec...
  3. 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...
  4. Problems & Issues
    Yes I know a lot of people have had these issues and I've read just about every single thread on this topic twice. It seems most of them end without solutions or with solutions I've already tried. Basic info: '03 element. 210,000K miles. Been taken care of very well. The last few years it...
  5. Problems & Issues
    I just finished a valve adjustment. It started right up sounded ok, then went to 3k rpm and sat there for a minute or so, then the rpm dropped and ramped back up. It started cycling between 3k and almost stalling. I shut it off and looked for vacuum leaks or a disconnected sensor. Didn't see...
  6. Problems & Issues
    2007 Element EX Manual Transmission Just posting this here to help anyone else that may be having the same problem. Been dealing with a Misfire Code on cylinder #4. Engine light comes on, sometimes the TSA and the "!" come on too. Sometimes the engine light flashes. Sometimes it turns off...
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