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2010 Honda Element 197k miles valvetrain pictrures #5287224 12/06/19 08:31 PM
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Hello All:

Time to adjust the valves. I last did them at 100K miles. All were tight back then, the exhaust valves in particular.

I am the original owner of this vehicle. It has 197k miles on it. Aside from a 500 and 2500 mile OCI when new, starting at 5k miles it's been on a 5k mile OCIs since then (using Honda OEM A01 filters until just recently). With only a few exceptions it's had a life of Castrol Edge 0W-20 or 5W-20 for the first 150k miles or so, and 5W-30 Edge since then. All three UOAs have shown outstanding wear behavior.

I'm very happy with what I see. My maintenance schedule and Castrol seem to have served this engine well. My Element has been the most trouble free, inexpensive to operate vehicle I've ever owned. I am confident it will make 300k miles with nothing more than routine maintenance, gas, and tires. I absolutely love this thing!

Enjoy,

Scott

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Re: 2010 Honda Element 197k miles valvetrain pictrures [Re: SLO_Town] #5287225 12/06/19 08:32 PM
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Some pictures before I started.

Scott

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Re: 2010 Honda Element 197k miles valvetrain pictrures [Re: SLO_Town] #5287226 12/06/19 08:32 PM
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Very nice. The Honda 2.4L is a great engine. Just curious, does yours use any oil?


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Re: 2010 Honda Element 197k miles valvetrain pictrures [Re: buster] #5287228 12/06/19 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by buster
Very nice. The Honda 2.4L is a great engine. Just curious, does yours use any oil?

I always check the oil level right before I change it. At this point in its life it'll only be down about 1/8 quart. Max.

Scott


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Thank you for posting thumbsup

It looks so clean slobber

Re: 2010 Honda Element 197k miles valvetrain pictrures [Re: SLO_Town] #5287235 12/06/19 08:42 PM
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The mighty K24. Our 2006 TSX has 194K and is perfect.
I recently replaced the ignition coils; it made a difference.
Honda got that engine right.
Your diligent services have kept the internals spotless. Well done.


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Re: 2010 Honda Element 197k miles valvetrain pictrures [Re: slacktide_bitog] #5287237 12/06/19 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by slacktide_bitog
Thank you for posting thumbsup

It looks so clean slobber

You're welcome. I take care of my stuff. The driver's seat at 197k. And I'm 6'5" and 250 pounds. It takes no extra time to sit in the seat "right".

Scott

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Honda got that engine right.


They really did.


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Re: 2010 Honda Element 197k miles valvetrain pictrures [Re: JeffKeryk] #5287244 12/06/19 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
The mighty K24. Our 2006 TSX has 194K and is perfect.
I recently replaced the ignition coils; it made a difference.
Honda got that engine right.
Your diligent services have kept the internals spotless. Well done.

Thank you. Off topic. I lived in Los Gatos since 1958. We moved to the Central Coast in 2005.

Scott


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Awesome clean. Nice work by you!


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Happy Honda Days!!! Nice looking pictures.


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Re: 2010 Honda Element 197k miles valvetrain pictrures [Re: SLO_Town] #5287280 12/06/19 09:39 PM
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Gotta love the K24. I have 192k miles on my 05 Accord. Only negative is it burns some oil but it had a hard 100k miles on it before I got it.

Sad the K24 is gone for 2020...


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It is nice to see such a clean engine at that mileage.

I find it very satisfying to see the valvetrain photos.


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Looks great.... Good for another 200,000 miles smile


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Originally Posted by bbhero
Looks great.... Good for another 200,000 miles smile

400k miles, I honestly believe that's possible. When the motor dies it will be because of metal fatigue. It'll drop a valve, crack a piston, or snap a rod. The K24 motor won't simply "wear out".

Original paint, black paint. That's my reflection in the driver's door!

Scott

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