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At 12K, how important is it to check valve clearance? Other than just for documentation value upon resale, what are the chances any will be out of tolerance at this mileage?

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Since checking is the first task and a step easier than fixing, it cost nothing to buy a set of feelers, lift the valve cover (re-use gasket) and see what the status of your valves is at. Then if you want, you can decide whether to go further.

Until you've done it once or had some past readings to look back at, it's difficult to say one thing or the other. I know where my last 2 checks have been and can make a reasonable decision to extend the inspection period. But it sounds like you don't know where your valves have been since new. The first inspection is probably quite important to define a starting point.



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At 12K, how important is it to check valve clearance? Other than just for documentation value upon resale, what are the chances any will be out of tolerance at this mileage?
Well...they said "that's unusual", but the 12k service needed an adjustment to one exhaust valve. 48k (36k later) another exhaust valve. At 108k, one intake. Pretty much it.



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