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Old 02-08-2019, 06:54 AM
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Hi Everyone,

​​​​​​Currently looking to buy S2000, already got some good advice on here but keep seeing people mentioning valve adjustment.

Now from what I can see on here I can't find out how much it would cost to have this done in the uk, and really at what point it would need doing?

If there's a post I have missed send it my way and I can delete this one

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I had my clearances checked and adjusted at Honda about 8yrs ago and it was £100. Wouldn’t surprise me if that’s now nearer the £150 mark.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:12 AM
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Tedious but simple job on a Saturday morning. Should be a photo essay here. Unless you're a gymnast your back will be sore for a couple of days afterwards. Elevating the car on secure jack-stands will help your back.

If you know a Honda motorcycle mechanic the S2000 engine will look just like a scaled up 4-cylinder motorcycle engine and he'll know how to adjust the valves.

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Cheers chuck, at what point could it need doing?
Or is it just more good upkeep of the engine
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Duran,

Have a look in the FAQ which shows the service schedule.You're supposed to get them checked every 27k miles or 3 years. https://www.s2ki.com/forums/uk-irela...6/#post5798519 Item No.4 on the schedule.

Honda charges £100 for adjustment: https://www.honda.co.uk/cars/owners/3-years-plus.html
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Where's best to buy the 10mm adjustment tool?
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Thanks!

I imagine alot won't have had it checked that regularly as it won't be part if normal service.

I guess it would be a good thing to get done on the car when bought as precaution
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I imagine alot won't have had it checked that regularly as it won't be part if normal service.

I guess it would be a good thing to get done on the car when bought as precaution
No. It was a part of the service schedule, so is likely to have been done on any car that was serviced by the dealers (it made them money after all!).



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I don't know why there are different maintenance requirements for the same car in different markets.

Interesting the EU dealer check list shows 27,000 miles for a valve adjustment on ALL Hondas, not just the S2000. Of course that also specifies a 9000 mile oil change interval and a timing belt replacement at 92K -- good luck finding one of those. I'm sure you UK and EU guys have the owner's manual which before 2006 has the maintenance schedule. Does that specify 27K for a valve clearance adjustment and anything at all about a timing belt?

On North American cars the S2000 service interval for the valve adjustment is every 105,000 miles unless noisy. That's for both the 2.0 and 2.2 engines. But the 2006 and later 2.2 (AP2) engines are known for dangerously tight valve clearances (perhaps from the factory) which will burn the valves as these engines run leaner than earlier specs. For those cars it's critical.

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Plenty of us have the tools. Find someone nearby and give them a crate of beer to help you out
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