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Old 03-15-2009, 10:54 AM   #1
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Default 2004 vue v6 valve adjustment?

Hi does the v6 really need a valve adjustment at 100,000 ?Does any body have instructions ,I can not find a service manual.

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Old 03-15-2009, 02:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2004 vue v6 valve adjustment?

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Hi does the v6 really need a valve adjustment at 100,000 ? Does anybody have instructions, I can not find a service manual.
The 04 owners manual recommends "checking" V6 valve clearance at 100,000 miles.

Adjustment procedures ... if needed ... are in service manual. You can usually find a manual on eBay (DVD) by searching using Saturn Vue service manual.

I can extract steps from my manual if you send email address by private message.

Incidentally, I have no idea if the procedures are accurate so use at your own risk.

I've also attached the Additional Services Schedule from the 04 owners manual if you think of anything else.
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:22 PM   #3
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Default Re: 2004 vue v6 valve adjustment?

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We finally did our first new Honda V6 valve adjustment and here's what we found:

The car had been driven 120,000 miles in only 5 years - that's about twice as many miles per year than the average driver puts on their car, so it's safe to assume that many of the miles were freeway miles. This means that the engine probably spun fewer times per mile. The oil had been changed every 3,000 miles since the car was new.

When we checked the valve clearance, all of the exhaust valves were tighter than spec, but none of them had no clearance. All of the intake valves were slightly looser than spec.

Our conclusion: This engine was not likely experiencing accelerated wear due to the valve clearance yet. This valve adjustment was done at just the right time for this car. Since this car had an easy freeway life, and most cars do not, 105,000 miles is probably a good interval to do a valve adjustment for this engine. As for Honda's "only if noisy" recommendation, this is a very bad idea. Only loose valves make noise, not tight valves, and only tight valves get damaged. If the tight valves we found on this engine were not addressed, it would have caused engine damage. This engine did not make any abnormal noises when it came in. We are now recommending a "real" (as opposed to an audible) valve adjustment at 105K for all of the 1999 to 2003 Honda and Acura V6 motors.


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Old 03-15-2009, 09:44 PM   #4
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Default Re: 2004 vue v6 valve adjustment?

weird,my buddy who did the timing belt with me who works at the local acura/honda dealership said like 1 out 100 3.5's actually need valve adjustment.
i just did the belt at 105k..
im getting ready to pull the intake to do some porting...so ill probably pull the valve covers then and check mine just to be safe.like to get some powdercoating done as well since everything will be off for a few days.

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Old 03-15-2009, 09:52 PM   #5
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Default Re: 2004 vue v6 valve adjustment?

whether it's 1 out of 100 or even 1 out of 500, I don't want to be the 1 with a destroyed engine. You know the dealer or who ever will say, hey your factory manual said 105K. Yeah, sounds you should run a quick check to be safe. Small price to keep the awesome engine awesome! And if the engine gives you another 100K, why cheap out by not being careful- thing is one thing that can blow up your engine if the valves get tight- which sounds like they can.

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