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Old 01-26-2018, 03:04 PM
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I'm planning to knock this out this weekend since it will be warm out
 
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by 07fit916 View Post
I did my best to try to redo the pics for the original post while I did my valve adjustment. Hope it helps. I followed the original post for my first valve adjustment and now I don't even have to refer to it anymore. I skipped the intake removal since I no longer have the stock intake and the pic wouldnt make sense.
Just want to say thank you for re-posting the pictures to this DIY. I used this and koolkevin1107's YouTube video (
) to successfully do valves and plugs today at 106,000 miles! Apart from changing oil/tire/battery, this was my first real car maintenance work.

Thanks guys! Cheers!
 
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Old 02-26-2018, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by spargo9 View Post
Apart from changing oil/tire/battery, this was my first real car maintenance work.
it was for me too. The saddest thing about my Fit having been totalled last month was how much I enjoyed working on the valves!
 
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Very helpful video.
 
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Old 03-27-2018, 02:13 AM
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Hey guys, I have a '13 FIT with 66,000.

I will be tackling this for the third time in a span of 4 days after hearing a ticking noise that was not present before the valve adjustment.
Is everyone using koolkevin1107's guide where anything after the range shouldn't fit?
For example, for the intake: 0.008 and exhaust 0.012 should not fit?

The last two valve adjustments I did had it where 0.008 and 0.012 were dragging, which I suspect is too loose and causing an overlap.

Any input/advice would be great!

Thanks in advance!
 
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Old 03-27-2018, 06:58 AM
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It's normal to hear a louder drivetrain after doing a valve clearance adjustment. Especially if you set the exhausts 'loose'. (If the spec is .012, I treat .013 as 'no-go' and .011 as 'go'.)

Consider it to be "Music to your Ears".
 
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Carbuff2 View Post
It's normal to hear a louder drivetrain after doing a valve clearance adjustment. Especially if you set the exhausts 'loose'. (If the spec is .012, I treat .013 as 'no-go' and .011 as 'go'.)

Consider it to be "Music to your Ears".
After listening to mine for about a month, I've noticed a slight tick as well. It is most noticeable when I'm going through a drive-thru with my window down next to their brick wall. I guess the noise reflection maximizes the tick.

I've been debating going back and doing the adjustment over again, but haven't noticed any loss of power or mpgs - which I would think is the major criteria for re-doing the adjustment. I also read that a slight tick is ok. So, I think I'm going to leave it for now.
 
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:58 AM
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Here is the noise coming in from mine. The ticking is signficantly loud, much like a diesel truck on idle. Lol
I will try again in a few minutes and hopefully it sounds much better.
Thank you for your input!
 
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