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Old 12-04-2013, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by dv55xc View Post
Holy crap! I'm gonna have to check my valves! I'm at 29.5k now... Any one know how much it will cost me to get it done?
do it yourself for free (if you have all the tools anyway). Its really not difficult, especially if you're not all ham fisted about it and follow the FSM for torque values etc.

good luck, have patience, and may the force be with you.

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Thanks for the info. I might check my values this weekend if it doesn't snow too bad this weekend.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:17 PM
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I've found that I need to adjust my valves sooner than 50k but my car see's more abuse per mile since it doesn't get used to commute in.

Thank you Billman250
Brake booster, subframe bolts (had one a little loose), rear axle re-torque, now this.... Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:31 PM
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Just out of curiosity is there any way that you can check the to see if the valves have begun getting torched w/o taking off the entire top of the motor?
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Any recommendations for a good shop to have my valve adjustment done in Riverside, CA...
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:10 AM
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I'll be in CA Monday, can do it for you if you like.
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I guess your situation changes if you have a custom tune, right?
Nope, tune has nothing to do with it, this is mechanical. Get it checked out. Running too lean will just help speed up the process of cooking your overly tight exhaust valves.
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Good read.. Thanks for sharing... (especially since I'm closing in on 15k)
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