If your valves were so tight that it was causing your car to stall, you now have burnt valves.i would take exception to this^.
an early valve adjustment (according to miles) caused our 2006 to run much better and not threaten to stall when coming to a stop.
It's not very complicated or difficult. There's a great how-to on this site, as well as a how to in the Honda service manual. The keys are to do it when the engine is cold (ie park it the night before and do it the next day before you start or drive it). Also, get the right tools - you really have to have an angled set of feeler gauges such as these:I am considering doing a valve adjustment as all the other solutions to my cold start / rough idle problem have been unsuccessful.
My question is this, can this be done by a small time fix it guy like me. I am not a mechanic by any means but i do try to fix things myself. I was considering doing the valve adjust myself but when i mentioned this to a guy at Autozone he said that this was an extremely complex job that he would not recommend trying otherwise i could ruin the cars engine completely.
So now I'm not so sure, any thoughts?