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Old 08-21-2008, 05:38 PM
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Hey i have a 90% stock ej2 (yes the little d15b7) and it has 108,000 on it. I bought a valve cover at a junkyard and refinished it (so i could drive my car while cleaning and painting the valve cover) Im finished painting the valve cover (pix soon to come) and i bought all new gaskets and grommets and such and was wondering if there is anything i should do before sealing it all back up, such as a valve adjustment). is there anything else i should know before ripping into this?
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:33 PM
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A Cover is a cover, i'm pretty sure you should be able to switch one for the other with no problem. if you want to do valves it's up to you in all honestly. just make sure you know what you're doing before attempting.
 
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:21 PM
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don't forget to used liquid gasket on the corners and the arches as the stock gasket fails to seal properly most of the time.
 
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:03 PM
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Make sure the engine is overnight cold prior to adjusting the valve clearance.
 
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Old 08-22-2008, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by xsteinbachx View Post
A Cover is a cover, i'm pretty sure you should be able to switch one for the other with no problem. if you want to do valves it's up to you in all honestly. just make sure you know what you're doing before attempting.
the question was never of the cover or new valves, the question was of if there was any HONDA recomended service such as valve adjustment.
 
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Old 08-22-2008, 04:54 PM
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honda recomends a lifter check every 15k, if your head sounds noisy at idle then they need to be adjusted, if not then leave them be.
 
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Old 08-23-2008, 07:43 PM
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honda recomends a lifter check every 15k, if your head sounds noisy at idle then they need to be adjusted, if not then leave them be.
see thats what i was looking to find out! thank your very much. My head is quiet so i shall leave it be
 
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:17 PM
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I'd check it. Even though it's quite. If you already have the valve cover off, what's wrong with slipping the feeler gauge to check lash?
 
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