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Old 01 Nov 2006, 05:43 am
Nino Nospam
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Default Valves adjusted every 30,000 miles?

I read in this newsgroup that the valves in a CR-V needed
to be adjusted every 30,000 miles? Does it say this in
the manual? Can a DIY do it? What about an independent shop?

Thanks


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Old 01 Nov 2006, 05:54 am
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: Valves adjusted every 30,000 miles?

In article <XL%1h.235233$5R2.196116@pd7urf3no>,
"Nino Nospam" <NinoNoSpam@unsubscribe@shaw.ca> wrote:

> I read in this newsgroup that the valves in a CR-V needed
> to be adjusted every 30,000 miles? Does it say this in
> the manual? Can a DIY do it? What about an independent shop?
>
> Thanks


Yes, yes (with the right tool) and yes.

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Old 01 Nov 2006, 09:23 am
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Default Re: Valves adjusted every 30,000 miles?

Does this mean that current Honda 4 cyl engines all have mechanical
lifters? I'm surprised. I thought just about all modern engines used
hydraulic lifters with no periodic adjustments. I haven't owned a car
that required valve adjustments in a long time--I'm talking about old
British cars like Austin Healeys, MG's, MiniCoopers(original version) etc.

Ken

Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
> In article <XL%1h.235233$5R2.196116@pd7urf3no>,
> "Nino Nospam" <NinoNoSpam@unsubscribe@shaw.ca> wrote:
>
>
>>I read in this newsgroup that the valves in a CR-V needed
>>to be adjusted every 30,000 miles? Does it say this in
>>the manual? Can a DIY do it? What about an independent shop?
>>
>>Thanks

>
>
> Yes, yes (with the right tool) and yes.
>

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Old 01 Nov 2006, 09:41 am
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Default Re: Valves adjusted every 30,000 miles?

Kenneth J. Harris wrote:
> Does this mean that current Honda 4 cyl engines all have mechanical
> lifters? I'm surprised. I thought just about all modern engines used
> hydraulic lifters with no periodic adjustments. I haven't owned a car
> that required valve adjustments in a long time--I'm talking about old
> British cars like Austin Healeys, MG's, MiniCoopers(original version) etc.


all d and b series honda engines use mechanical lifters. mechanical
offer advantages at high rpm's, and hydraulics are only really necessary
on vehicles that have poor initial build quality and/or sustain high
rates of wear.

the only time you really need to stay on top of a honda valve adjustment
is if the valves run at sustained high temperatures - the cr-v is such a
case. i find my civic benefits from the 30k schedule too, but i
frequently run it at 9/10ths and i'm sure the valves get a bit warm.
used civics i've bought from more normal drivers have had valve lash
within spec after more than 100k without adjustment.

>
> Ken
>
> Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
>> In article <XL%1h.235233$5R2.196116@pd7urf3no>,
>> "Nino Nospam" <NinoNoSpam@unsubscribe@shaw.ca> wrote:
>>
>>
>>> I read in this newsgroup that the valves in a CR-V needed
>>> to be adjusted every 30,000 miles? Does it say this in
>>> the manual? Can a DIY do it? What about an independent shop?
>>>
>>> Thanks

>>
>>
>> Yes, yes (with the right tool) and yes.
>>

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Old 01 Nov 2006, 10:05 am
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Default Re: Valves adjusted every 30,000 miles?

Thanks for the info. Appreciate it!

jim beam wrote:

> Kenneth J. Harris wrote:
>
>> Does this mean that current Honda 4 cyl engines all have mechanical
>> lifters? I'm surprised. I thought just about all modern engines used
>> hydraulic lifters with no periodic adjustments. I haven't owned a car
>> that required valve adjustments in a long time--I'm talking about old
>> British cars like Austin Healeys, MG's, MiniCoopers(original version)
>> etc.

>
>
> all d and b series honda engines use mechanical lifters. mechanical
> offer advantages at high rpm's, and hydraulics are only really necessary
> on vehicles that have poor initial build quality and/or sustain high
> rates of wear.
>
> the only time you really need to stay on top of a honda valve adjustment
> is if the valves run at sustained high temperatures - the cr-v is such a
> case. i find my civic benefits from the 30k schedule too, but i
> frequently run it at 9/10ths and i'm sure the valves get a bit warm.
> used civics i've bought from more normal drivers have had valve lash
> within spec after more than 100k without adjustment.
>
>>
>> Ken
>>

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Old 01 Nov 2006, 11:54 am
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Nino Nospam wrote:
> I read in this newsgroup that the valves in a CR-V needed
> to be adjusted every 30,000 miles? Does it say this in
> the manual? Can a DIY do it? What about an independent shop?
>
> Thanks

------------------------------------

It only applies to the Gen 1, which means '97 through '01. It's the
Integra engine. Set them to the loose side of the specs, since they are
prone to tighten.

'Curly'
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Old 01 Nov 2006, 04:28 pm
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"Nino Nospam" <NinoNoSpam@unsubscribe@shaw.ca> wrote in news:XL%1h.235233
$5R2.196116@pd7urf3no:

> I read in this newsgroup that the valves in a CR-V needed
> to be adjusted every 30,000 miles? Does it say this in
> the manual? Can a DIY do it? What about an independent shop?
>



ANY competent place can do this, DIY is a piece of cake.

You don't necessarily need to *adjust* them every 30K, but you do need to
*check* them. Mine get checked once a year (by me). This year they were all
still within spec on last year's adjustment. Engine has 277,000 miles.

If you change your oil often, the valve clearances will be very stable,
even with sustained high revs. Honda builds nice engines.

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Old 02 Nov 2006, 03:17 am
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Default Re: Valves adjusted every 30,000 miles?

Can you please tell me what tools and how do I do it?

Thanks

"TeGGeR®" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
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> "Nino Nospam" <NinoNoSpam@unsubscribe@shaw.ca> wrote in news:XL%1h.235233
> $5R2.196116@pd7urf3no:
>
>> I read in this newsgroup that the valves in a CR-V needed
>> to be adjusted every 30,000 miles? Does it say this in
>> the manual? Can a DIY do it? What about an independent shop?
>>

>
>
> ANY competent place can do this, DIY is a piece of cake.
>
> You don't necessarily need to *adjust* them every 30K, but you do need to
> *check* them. Mine get checked once a year (by me). This year they were
> all
> still within spec on last year's adjustment. Engine has 277,000 miles.
>
> If you change your oil often, the valve clearances will be very stable,
> even with sustained high revs. Honda builds nice engines.
>
> --
> TeGGeR®
>
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Old 02 Nov 2006, 07:36 am
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"Nino Nospam" <NinoNoSpam@unsubscribe@shaw.ca> wrote in
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> "TeGGeR®" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
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>>>
>>> I read in this newsgroup that the valves in a CR-V needed
>>> to be adjusted every 30,000 miles? Does it say this in
>>> the manual? Can a DIY do it? What about an independent shop?
>>>

>>
>>
>> ANY competent place can do this, DIY is a piece of cake.
>>

>
> Can you please tell me what tools and how do I do it?
>





You'd best buy a good shop manual. It's a bit complex to tell here.

Two tips:
1) Get a torque wrench and do NOT overtighten ANYthing!
2) Turn engine so cam lobes on the cylinder you're checking are pointing
skywards. Ignore the official method of lining up the cam pulley marks.


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Old 02 Nov 2006, 11:54 am
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Nino Nospam wrote:
> Can you please tell me what tools and how do I do it?
>


----------------------------------------------

On a gen 1 CR-V, you need a 12mm combination wrench for the adjuster
lock nuts, a 10 mm socket for the valve cover, a 14 mm socket for the PS
hose clamp, a thick slot-blade screwdriver and a set of feeler gauges.

http://www.hondasuv.com/crv/viewtopic.php?t=162

If anything, aim for the loose side, but before you start adjusting,
CHECK them all, and write down what you find.

Engine must be stone cold, so you can't drive it into the shop. You have
to let it cool down where it's going to be worked on. (doubtful many
dealers are careful about that one).

'Curly'
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