Accord 03-08 i-VTEC, K20/K24
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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
how does the car run and most importantly is she running quieter ?
Cheers she's running well and the tappets noise is gone completely. Looking at doing a permanent in car camera some day.
Brilliant write up.Thanks a lot for sharing.
Re: Honda Accord Petrol 2.0 &amp; 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
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)
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That's a good idea ... I shall be replicating that one
Nice write up BTW
I love it! Well produced guide and the tool creation element is very slick!
I've decided that I'm now gonna give this a go.
Excellent Guide and will be attempting do check Valve Clearance on Tuesday.
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.
Superb write up
Very nice write up 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.
That's right, 19mm socket, if I remember correctly. Engine turns clockwise.
Download PDF file doesn't work!
Hmm maybe something to do with the server move everything last night.
@DeviateDefiant anything thoughts
Worse case I can always upload it again tomorrow.
I'd say for now can you PM @V tec power the PDF please. Hopefully the missing file issue will get resolved soon.
Site doesn't seem to refresh automatically also, have to manually refresh to see my post
PDF issue is now resolved.
@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?
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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