Guides Honda Accord Petrol 2.0 & 2.4 Valve Clearances Guide 1.0

Accord 03-08 i-VTEC, K20/K24

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    Last edited by a moderator: Saturday 8th Mar, 2014
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Excellent and good job better than the first valve clearance DIY we had ,this is way more detailed and detailed .. No oops moments :Rolf:

    how does the car run and most importantly is she running quieter ?
     
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    Cheers she's running well and the tappets noise is gone completely. Looking at doing a permanent in car camera some day.
     
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  4. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Brilliant write up.Thanks a lot for sharing.
     
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    Re: Honda Accord Petrol 2.0 & 2.4 Valve Clearances Guide

    Please feel free to point out any spelling mistakes etc and I'll correct them as I was using Photoshop to create this.
    Argh, I forgot to upload the last page and had also missed out the rocker cover nuts torques! lol Updated now :Smile:

    If you have access to welding kit here's a DIY tool that I just made:

    It basically consists of:

    - 10mm Deep Socket (couple of quid from B&Q)
    - A small piece of steel rebar as the handle (you can use any piece of decent strength steel, even a socket extension bar or something)
    - Some black tape (rebar is a little sharp but not necessary if using smooth metal as the handle)
    - Weld


    Job done :Smile:


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  6. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    That's a good idea ... I shall be replicating that one :Smile:

    Nice write up BTW :Thumbup:
     
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  7. jayok Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I love it! Well produced guide and the tool creation element is very slick! :Smile:

    I've decided that I'm now gonna give this a go.
     
  8. naslam968 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Excellent Guide and will be attempting do check Valve Clearance on Tuesday.
     
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    Small correction, not really important though. The pipe that gets in the way isn't the A/C pipe but the power steering line. The A/C pipe (Low Pressure I believe) behind it does get in the way though.
     
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  10. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Superb write up :Thumbup:
     
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  11. Phil1978 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Very nice write up :GoodJob: I think I'll give it a go during the next service.

    One question though, what is the recommended method of turning the engine on an automatic, I assume I'd have to turn the crank pulley.
     
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  12. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    That's right, 19mm socket, if I remember correctly. Engine turns clockwise.
     
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  13. V tec power Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Download PDF file doesn't work!
     
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  14. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Hmm maybe something to do with the server move everything last night.

    @DeviateDefiant anything thoughts
     
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    Worse case I can always upload it again tomorrow.
     
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  16. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I'd say for now can you PM @V tec power the PDF please. Hopefully the missing file issue will get resolved soon.
     
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    Site doesn't seem to refresh automatically also, have to manually refresh to see my post
     
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  18. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    PDF issue is now resolved.
     
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  19. Dan Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    @ArcticFire thanks for this guide its really detailed and I want to have a go at this job in the summer. Can I ask a couple of questions please?

    The feeler gauging is the bit I'm most worried about as the tolerances are so fine. You said in your guide that the cylinder you are working on has a slight play in all four valves, is it this play that you are measuring with the feeler gauge? So after doing the adjustment there will still be play in the valves?

    Is it worth replacing the gasket at the same time?

    Any other things worth checking whilst the rocker cover is off?
     
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  20. Dan Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Also, the special jam nut tool is nearly £50 on amazon not £25 as per the guide. I feel that this is too expensive for the tool, but I'd rather have the proper equipment being a novice. Anyone else sells them?
     
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