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Old 10-22-04, 03:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Adjust valve clearances?

id like to know if we are suppose to adjust the valve clearances on our cars...i just need this question cleared up because i have heard from some members that since our cars have hydralyic valves, they do not need to be adjusted...but i found this thread today that says we should...now im confused...

Daddymac117 posted:
Every 15,000 miles or 12 months

All items listed above and:

Inspect the brake system
Check clutch pedal height and freeplay
Inspect the seatbelts
Replace the a/c air filter
Adjust valve clearances
Replace the air filter
Inspect the fuel system
Check m/t lubricant
Check differential lubricant level
Inspect suspension and steering components and driveaxle boots
Inspect exhaust system

here is the link to Daddymac117's post:
http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulleti...ad.php?t=54131
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I asked the same question a while back .... I was told the valves are self-adjusting so you dont have to !
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thanks Stu...thats what i heard too...

anyone else with an opinion on this topic?
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the Gen 2 have hydraulic tappets so they adjust themselves. You cannot adjust them, they use the same principal as a hydraulic shock damper, with a cylinder inside another and the damping (or adjusting) accomplished by transfer of oil through a small bore. But they can get dirty, worn, owner uses the WRONG weight oil, etc. so they can make noise, but are usually very reliable.
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thanks for clearing it up bigdad...so no need to adjust...but replace if worn out...
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