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Old 12 Sep 2003, 08:15 am
Todd Sanderhoff
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Default 2003 Honda Accord 4 cylender Valves need to be Adjusted every 15,000 miles?

My dealer told me (at my last recall) that @ 15,000 my Valves need to
be Adj.. and it would cost about $140.00
does this sound right?
This is my first Honda and I want to do the right thing.
Thanks, Todd
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Old 12 Sep 2003, 08:49 am
Pete
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Default Re: 2003 Honda Accord 4 cylender Valves need to be Adjusted every 15,000 miles?


"Todd Sanderhoff" <toddpue@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:f795d38.0309120515.3b2191b9@posting.google.co m...
> My dealer told me (at my last recall) that @ 15,000 my Valves need to
> be Adj.. and it would cost about $140.00
> does this sound right?


Umm.. no. Valves normally do not need to be adjusted, but check your
owner's manual just to be sure. If there is something wrong with the valves
that they need to be adjusted, then this should be fixed free of charge to
you as you're still under warranty I'm presuming.

Cheers,

Pete



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Old 12 Sep 2003, 10:41 am
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Default Re: 2003 Honda Accord 4 cylender Valves need to be Adjusted every15,000 miles?

Unless you are racing or the valve train is noisy, adjustment of valves
with solid lifters can wait till 100,000 miles. (in MY OPINION)

Pete wrote:
>
> "Todd Sanderhoff" <toddpue@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:f795d38.0309120515.3b2191b9@posting.google.co m...
> > My dealer told me (at my last recall) that @ 15,000 my Valves need to
> > be Adj.. and it would cost about $140.00
> > does this sound right?

>
> Umm.. no. Valves normally do not need to be adjusted, but check your
> owner's manual just to be sure. If there is something wrong with the valves
> that they need to be adjusted, then this should be fixed free of charge to
> you as you're still under warranty I'm presuming.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Pete

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Old 12 Sep 2003, 04:13 pm
D. Martin
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Default Re: 2003 Honda Accord 4 cylender Valves need to be Adjusted every 15,000 miles?


I have owned 4 Accords, 2 CRV's, 4 Civis and never did I have to put a
penny down during the warranty period.

Adjusting valves at every 15k, dealer is trying every way to make
money with service.

Our 1992 civic has 200,000 kilometers nad the valves have never been
adjusted.

D.Martin






On Fri, 12 Sep 2003 15:41:03 GMT, "N.E.Ohio Bob" <rgstroud@neo.rr.com>
wrote:

> Unless you are racing or the valve train is noisy, adjustment of valves
>with solid lifters can wait till 100,000 miles. (in MY OPINION)
>
>Pete wrote:
>>
>> "Todd Sanderhoff" <toddpue@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:f795d38.0309120515.3b2191b9@posting.google.co m...
>> > My dealer told me (at my last recall) that @ 15,000 my Valves need to
>> > be Adj.. and it would cost about $140.00
>> > does this sound right?

>>
>> Umm.. no. Valves normally do not need to be adjusted, but check your
>> owner's manual just to be sure. If there is something wrong with the valves
>> that they need to be adjusted, then this should be fixed free of charge to
>> you as you're still under warranty I'm presuming.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Pete


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Old 12 Sep 2003, 04:36 pm
N.E.Ohio Bob
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Default Re: 2003 Honda Accord 4 cylender Valves need to be Adjusted every15,000 miles?

My '92 Accord has 215K and I have checked the valve clearances at 100K
and 200K. They needed no adjustment either time. bob
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Old 12 Sep 2003, 07:59 pm
harrison
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Default Re: 2003 Honda Accord 4 cylender Valves need to be Adjusted every 15,000 miles?


"Todd Sanderhoff" <toddpue@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:f795d38.0309120515.3b2191b9@posting.google.co m...
> My dealer told me (at my last recall) that @ 15,000 my Valves need to
> be Adj.. and it would cost about $140.00
> does this sound right?
> This is my first Honda and I want to do the right thing.
> Thanks, Todd


The service manual states that valves should be checked at 110,000 miles
under normal or severe service conditions unless they are noisy. I do not
have the owner's manual at hand, but I think it is the same. Dealer seems
to be attempting a revenue enhancement ploy and I would consider his future
service advice to be suspect. I had similar issues with a Volvo dealer, as
the service department is usually a cash cow for them. The cost seems about
right for $70 to $90 per hour labor rate from what I read in the service
manual, but it probably unecessary.

Check your manual and have just those items serviced that are in the manual.
Even under severe conditions, all the maintanence is just inspection and
fluid changes up to 110,000 miles

By the way, you do not have to have a delaer service your Accord to keep the
warrantee in effect; just make sure you follow the manual's requirements and
keep receipts.

Dave, '03 Accord 4 manual


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Old 12 Sep 2003, 09:19 pm
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Default Re: 2003 Honda Accord 4 cylender Valves need to be Adjusted every 15,000 miles?

What did you check them with, a yard stick?

"N.E.Ohio Bob" <rgstroud@neo.rr.com> wrote in message
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> My '92 Accord has 215K and I have checked the valve clearances at 100K
> and 200K. They needed no adjustment either time. bob



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Old 12 Sep 2003, 09:50 pm
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Default Re: 2003 Honda Accord 4 cylender Valves need to be Adjusted every 15,000 miles?

Hi,

I got 288K on my 91 Civic ; I believe the valves were adjusted at 120K mile
service (1st time dealer service - I basically changed the fluids until that
time) and I think around 200K when I changed the 2nd timing belt (w/a local
Honda Acura shop - not a dealer...some guy who started his own repair shop
who worked at a local dealership).

So, NO ABSOLUTELY NO....you don't need valves done at 15K that
RIDICULOUS...who's this dealer....you need to complain to the local Honda
rep.


"Jafir Elkurd" <jafir@nospam.no.spam.hotpop.com> wrote in message
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> What did you check them with, a yard stick?
>
> "N.E.Ohio Bob" <rgstroud@neo.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:3F623CCF.51EFDADE@neo.rr.com...
> > My '92 Accord has 215K and I have checked the valve clearances at 100K
> > and 200K. They needed no adjustment either time. bob

>
>



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Old 12 Sep 2003, 09:53 pm
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Default Re: 2003 Honda Accord 4 cylender Valves need to be Adjusted every 15,000 miles?

oh...that reminds me...i think i'd better change the 3rd timing
belt....LOL...my 2 teenage daughters drive it now...i think they abuse the
stereo more than the car...288K miles...WOW..these Civics go for ever..
"fettucino" <flickering@dixiechicks.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I got 288K on my 91 Civic ; I believe the valves were adjusted at 120K

mile
> service (1st time dealer service - I basically changed the fluids until

that
> time) and I think around 200K when I changed the 2nd timing belt (w/a

local
> Honda Acura shop - not a dealer...some guy who started his own repair shop
> who worked at a local dealership).
>
> So, NO ABSOLUTELY NO....you don't need valves done at 15K that
> RIDICULOUS...who's this dealer....you need to complain to the local Honda
> rep.
>
>
> "Jafir Elkurd" <jafir@nospam.no.spam.hotpop.com> wrote in message
> news:vm4vluid0ka1d6@corp.supernews.com...
> > What did you check them with, a yard stick?
> >
> > "N.E.Ohio Bob" <rgstroud@neo.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:3F623CCF.51EFDADE@neo.rr.com...
> > > My '92 Accord has 215K and I have checked the valve clearances at 100K
> > > and 200K. They needed no adjustment either time. bob

> >
> >

>
>



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Old 13 Sep 2003, 11:50 am
TL
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Default Re: 2003 Honda Accord 4 cylender Valves need to be Adjusted every 15,000 miles?

Not called for under the service schedule. This is either 1) a scam to
get money from you, or 2) a warranty issue that should be covered. I
suspect the former. But either way, the dealer is not being straight
with you. I'd look around for another dealer / service option as I'd
now be suspicious of anything they suggested. (I'd also consider
reporting this to Honda.)


On 12 Sep 2003 06:15:15 -0700, toddpue@yahoo.com (Todd Sanderhoff)
wrote:

>My dealer told me (at my last recall) that @ 15,000 my Valves need to
>be Adj.. and it would cost about $140.00
>does this sound right?
>This is my first Honda and I want to do the right thing.
>Thanks, Todd


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