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Don't fix what ain't broken.
My mechanic, who is very knowledgeable and honest, (and he owns an Element) keeps telling me the same thing.

But the vast majority of what I have read one this site disagrees. And there are a lot of very knowledgeable people here too.

Valve adjustments should be done at about the 100K miles interval.

Besides, a valve adjustment can be done by most better than average DIYers out there, and it's cheap insurance against the alternative; which is burnt exhaust valves. And you don't want that!
 

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Hi,
Well, the good news with the Honda K24 is it is a advanced world class engine made by people known for excellent engines...

The service manual says it needs a valve adjust at 110,000 miles.

Why would you take a chance of damaging you're engine by not following the service schedule of the Makers???

Just sayin!
 

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Another thing to consider is that several of us on the forum have discovered badly scored, or worn, cam lobes when we've taken our Element in for a valve adjustment so there's that to consider also. Get them valves adjusted.
 

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Well.... if that's not enough let me add another story:
I was skeptical of all this rhetoric about valve adjustment even though I was suffering the classic "Stalls when Cold" symptoms (not 'cold outside' but engine cold).
Changed the spark plugs and the coil packs and still cold stalling. Read & read & read... finally took it in and had the oil changed and valves adjusted.
Needless to say, the cold stalls went away and the fuel mileage went up 2mpg.
I was driving a minimum of 500 highway miles / week at the time and had been for two years.I track my mileage by recording the tank fill volume from the pump and my odometer mileage. I figure that the numerous data points I have from doing it at all outweighs the error in the methodology. The 2mpg improvement showed up immediately and stayed consistent for months afterward, now I don't drive but a couple hundred miles a month and all around town, so my overall mileage is down some.

Needless to say, I think that the benefit is so great that I plan on having it done every 50,000 miles now.
Bottom line... GET YOUR VALVES ADJUSTED. :)
 
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