Recent Topics
Pad and rotor suggestions for 2013 accord
by BTLew81
03/27/15 11:23 PM
napa gold 7620 / Cummins 6.7
by robo339
03/27/15 11:01 PM
Tall Curb
by hotwheels
03/27/15 10:58 PM
Fram Ultra Oil Filter
by crazyoildude
03/27/15 10:35 PM
Check Engine light after replacing PCV valve?
by Hessam
03/27/15 09:58 PM
The truth regarding fungus and bacteria in diesel
by Sawtooth
03/27/15 08:43 PM
Suburban 454 Issues
by BowNisPar
03/27/15 08:40 PM
Nucleate boiling - :doh:
by Shannow
03/27/15 08:29 PM
Buick Roadmaster level ride control
by 10WSmuckers
03/27/15 08:29 PM
What is this, alkyl sulfonate, ester or mineral oi
by Pontual
03/27/15 08:16 PM
Kroger - Pennzoil Platinum score...
by mattwithcats
03/27/15 07:53 PM
Equinox Braking Noise
by wormwood1978
03/27/15 07:46 PM
Newest Members
highlifter, MightyAl, Scout706, 02s4audi, JayDaniel
53337 Registered Users
Who's Online
66 registered (901Memphis, 2010_FX4, 01rangerxl, AccordK24, Alex38, 11 invisible), 1008 Guests and 186 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
53337 Members
66 Forums
228783 Topics
3655894 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#2318842 - 07/17/11 06:21 PM 2005 Honda 2.4L (CR-V) valve adjustment...yes/no?
Chris Meutsch Offline


Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 2098
Loc: Cincinnati
Subject says it all. Coming up on 110k where the manual says to inspect valve adjustments and adjust only if needed.
Indy mechanic is doubtful this is needed. I drive 90% highway.

Your opinions?
_________________________
"Sorry, but your thoughts in this case are wrong."
----tig1, 3/12/15

Top
#2318846 - 07/17/11 06:28 PM Re: 2005 Honda 2.4L (CR-V) valve adjustment...yes/no? [Re: Chris Meutsch]
229 Offline


Registered: 06/23/11
Posts: 714
Loc: Mid Atlantic
The valves have been tight on every one I have checked even at half your mileage.
_________________________
Eneos

Top
#2318849 - 07/17/11 06:30 PM Re: 2005 Honda 2.4L (CR-V) valve adjustment...yes/no? [Re: Chris Meutsch]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 7029
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
The first thing I would do is with a fully warm engine listen to the engine. I would use a Lent of dowel rod and use it as a stethoscope. Theo hear the tapping from each set of valves. If any sound much different then a readjustment is in order. You should hear a tapping from each valve, which shows there is some Clarence as no tapping can lead to exhaust valve burning. How much does it cost to follow the factory recommendation to do it?
_________________________
CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)

Top
#2318867 - 07/17/11 06:44 PM Re: 2005 Honda 2.4L (CR-V) valve adjustment...yes/no? [Re: Chris Meutsch]
Viggen Offline


Registered: 07/11/11
Posts: 80
Loc: Bath, ME
I have a 94 Accord 2.2L. It also hase manually adjustable valves as well.

I'd be interested to hear from a Honda tech about this. I don't know if the valves have ever been adjusted in this car.

127k mi now. No problem except a bit of oil weep from the valve cover gasket.


Edited by Viggen (07/17/11 06:44 PM)

Top
#2318869 - 07/17/11 06:46 PM Re: 2005 Honda 2.4L (CR-V) valve adjustment...yes/no? [Re: Viggen]
229 Offline


Registered: 06/23/11
Posts: 714
Loc: Mid Atlantic
Originally Posted By: Viggen
I have a 94 Accord 2.2L. It also hase manually adjustable valves as well.

I'd be interested to hear from a Honda tech about this. I don't know if the valves have ever been adjusted in this car.

127k mi now. No problem except a bit of oil weep from the valve cover gasket.


You did.
_________________________
Eneos

Top
#2318872 - 07/17/11 06:46 PM Re: 2005 Honda 2.4L (CR-V) valve adjustment...yes/no? [Re: Chris Meutsch]
1999nick Offline


Registered: 01/14/04
Posts: 1087
Loc: Germantown TN 38138
Do the latest Honda engines have hydraulic valve lifters?

Top
#2318879 - 07/17/11 06:50 PM Re: 2005 Honda 2.4L (CR-V) valve adjustment...yes/no? [Re: 1999nick]
Chris Meutsch Offline


Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 2098
Loc: Cincinnati
Originally Posted By: 1999nick
Do the latest Honda engines have hydraulic valve lifters?


No idea on the very latest but my generation certainly doesn't. I would like to hear why they don't, yet my 1989 Mazda did. What is the advantage of non-hydraulic lifters?
_________________________
"Sorry, but your thoughts in this case are wrong."
----tig1, 3/12/15

Top
#2318885 - 07/17/11 06:54 PM Re: 2005 Honda 2.4L (CR-V) valve adjustment...yes/no? [Re: 229]
The_Eric Offline


Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 3766
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: 229
The valves have been tight on every one I have checked even at half your mileage.


Did you mean to say "Twice your mileage"? Because not needing adjustment at 55k isn't too terribly impressive and really doesn't speak to the o/p's valve clearance condition.

Now if you'd have said "most of them, even at 220k don't need adjustment", that would definitely inspire confidence.
_________________________
2001 Hyundai Elantra 2.0
1998 Chevy Malibu 2.4
1995 Pontiac Grand Am 3.1
1979 Ford F-150 351M

Top
#2318898 - 07/17/11 07:06 PM Re: 2005 Honda 2.4L (CR-V) valve adjustment...yes/no? [Re: Chris Meutsch]
JOD Offline


Registered: 09/10/09
Posts: 3145
Loc: PNW/WA
You absolutely at a minimum should pull the valve cover to inspect them. You can only hear them if they're loose; a tight one is just going to burn out.

On a friend's CRV 2003 @ 60K, all of the rears were too tight (though they did all have some clearance) and one or two intake valves were slightly loose. This is too easy/cheap of a job not to do it.

Top
#2318914 - 07/17/11 07:23 PM Re: 2005 Honda 2.4L (CR-V) valve adjustment...yes/no? [Re: The_Eric]
229 Offline


Registered: 06/23/11
Posts: 714
Loc: Mid Atlantic
Originally Posted By: The_Eric
Originally Posted By: 229
The valves have been tight on every one I have checked even at half your mileage.


Did you mean to say "Twice your mileage"? Because not needing adjustment at 55k isn't too terribly impressive and really doesn't speak to the o/p's valve clearance condition.

Now if you'd have said "most of them, even at 220k don't need adjustment", that would definitely inspire confidence.


I have seen them tight at 55K miles. By tight I do not mean in spec. I consider tight to be worse than loose because it will burn the valves. You will not hear valvetrain noise with tight clearances, at least until the seats recede or the valvestems break and drop a valve.
_________________________
Eneos

Top
#2318918 - 07/17/11 07:27 PM Re: 2005 Honda 2.4L (CR-V) valve adjustment...yes/no? [Re: Chris Meutsch]
Artem Offline


Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 4501
Loc: Florida
My 07 Si with the K20 engine (smaller brother of the K24 the OP has in his CR-V) has 100k on it and i'm also about to pull the valve cover to inspect the valve clearance. I doubt anything is off by much since the engine runs smooth as can be.
_________________________
2011 Toyota Avalon 3.5L V6 - 55k - 0w30 Mobil 1

2014 RAM 3500HD work truck - tows 30k pounds!

2014 Mazda 3 Hatch i Touring 2.0L & 6spd - Mazda 0w20

Top
#2318919 - 07/17/11 07:27 PM Re: 2005 Honda 2.4L (CR-V) valve adjustment...yes/no? [Re: The_Eric]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 10277
Loc: OH
What 229 was saying, I think, is that he found the valve adjustment too tight at half the OP's mileage.
Too tight is not good for the exhaust valves, since if they are too tight they may not seat fully, and may not be able to transfer heat to their seats and may burn.
The valve clearances on a Honda are not difficult to check or to adjust.
You will have to turn the engine over with a wrench a few times, but it is an entertaining Saturday afternoon project.
If I were the OP, I'd check mine, or have it done.
_________________________
12 Accord LX 30K TGMO 0W-20
09 Forester 67K PU 5W-30
02 Accord 134K GOil 5W-30
01 Focus ZX3 101K Meijer Syn 5W-20
95 BMW 318iC 150K Defy 10W-40

Top
#2318924 - 07/17/11 07:28 PM Re: 2005 Honda 2.4L (CR-V) valve adjustment...yes/no? [Re: Chris Meutsch]
Viggen Offline


Registered: 07/11/11
Posts: 80
Loc: Bath, ME
@229....

As the cars age (Honda specifically the 2.2L I have )is it more imporant or less important to check the valves at a certain mileage? I do OC every 5k miles. Car is generally gently driven (engine not revved a lot. )

I assume you work or worked for a Honda dealer how much is reasonable for a valve adjustment job on my 2.2L 4?


Edited by Viggen (07/17/11 07:29 PM)

Top
#2318928 - 07/17/11 07:31 PM Re: 2005 Honda 2.4L (CR-V) valve adjustment...yes/no? [Re: Chris Meutsch]
229 Offline


Registered: 06/23/11
Posts: 714
Loc: Mid Atlantic
The valves have been tight on every one I have checked.

I am seriously thinking about checking it on mine even though it only has 11,000 miles.
_________________________
Eneos

Top
#2318930 - 07/17/11 07:33 PM Re: 2005 Honda 2.4L (CR-V) valve adjustment...yes/no? [Re: Viggen]
229 Offline


Registered: 06/23/11
Posts: 714
Loc: Mid Atlantic
Originally Posted By: Viggen
@229....

As the cars age (Honda specifically the 2.2L I have )is it more imporant or less important to check the valves at a certain mileage? I do OC every 5k miles. Car is generally gently driven (engine not revved a lot. )

I assume you work or worked for a Honda dealer how much is reasonable for a valve adjustment job on my 2.2L 4?


Yes, worked. Now I have a tougher boss. @$75
_________________________
Eneos

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >