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Old 10-09-2018, 05:57 PM
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Hi everyone - I just picked up an 06 s2000 and have been reading about how the exhaust valves seem to get tight on the 06+ models. I'd like to get a valve adjustment done. Can anyone recommend a good shop to get this done for a reasonable price, preferably a shop that knows these cars? I'm in the west end (Oakville). Thanks in advance!
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Originally Posted by spooned_s2k View Post
Hi everyone - I just picked up an 06 s2000 and have been reading about how the exhaust valves seem to get tight on the 06+ models. I'd like to get a valve adjustment done. Can anyone recommend a good shop to get this done for a reasonable price, preferably a shop that knows these cars? I'm in the west end (Oakville). Thanks in advance!
It's a very easy job to do yourself.
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yeah i've done this myself...on many many many many occasions. its easy if you have the right tools, which i do have.

you are local to me, i can help you if you want.
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Also if you take it anywhere you’ll probably have to leave it overnight or all day since a valve adjust needs to be done on an ice cold motor.
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Not sure what temperature water freezes in Burlington.

Cylinder head needs to be "less than 100°F (38°C)." Heats up fast, though, and even parked outdoors overnight and then driven into a garage will get it too warm based on my experience.

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you can even remove the valve cover after driving, put a fan on it and wait about 45 minutes.
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Originally Posted by clubhopper View Post
yeah i've done this myself...on many many many many occasions. its easy if you have the right tools, which i do have.

you are local to me, i can help you if you want.
Thanks for the input everyone. I'm not really comfortable performing this job on my own and don't have the necessary tools; Clubhopper I may take you up on this when the car comes out in the spring. With the colder weather I see coming the S will be going away shortly
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I was thinking of tackling this over winter when the S is stored. Just need to get feeler gauge and valve adjustment tool. Going to do plugs and valve cover gasket at the same time, and perhaps TCT.
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I was thinking of tackling this over winter when the S is stored. Just need to get feeler gauge and valve adjustment tool. Going to do plugs and valve cover gasket at the same time, and perhaps TCT.
make sure you get pre bent feeler gauges. Flat normal feeler gauges will not read right since the head is at an angle.
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make sure you get pre bent feeler gauges. Flat normal feeler gauges will not read right since the head is at an angle.
For sure, I've been watching DIY videos
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