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post #1 of 6 Old 01-31-2009, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Valve adjustment.

How hard is it to do the 16k mile valve adjustment by myself?
The local Honda dealership wants $500 to do it and I can't really afford that right now.

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-31-2009, 10:32 AM
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Mister Mike can fill you in exactly as I haven't done any on the 919's but it's not too difficult. I think he even has shims to send you if you need them and you just return what you don't use and if you do use any, send back your old ones too. Mister Mike???


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post #3 of 6 Old 01-31-2009, 10:40 AM
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Take a look at this post. Sokali did a very nice write up for us!

https://www.wristtwisters.com/forum/s...lve+Adjustment

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Anybody in the VA/Maryland/WVA area who would want to help/teach a poor college kid how to adjust his valves? Pizza and Gatorade on me!

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post #5 of 6 Old 01-31-2009, 04:03 PM
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It is a straight forward procedure but one that requires a far amount of mechanical skill. Last thing you want is to screw up something which could cost more than the $500. Ask the dealer if the $500 is for checking the valve clearances or pulling the cams to replace shims. Seems kind of expensive if the cams do not need to be pulled.

I wish I lived closer, it would be my pleasure to show you the ropes.

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post #6 of 6 Old 01-31-2009, 04:52 PM
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I gotta check mine in the next couple of months, but I've never done it either. I've been able to do all the other regular maintenance so I'm gonna give it a go with the help of the trusty service manual and Sokali's thread

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