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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 22nd, 2013, 5:04 pm Thread Starter
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Valve check

Does anyone check and adjust their oun valves?Any comment would be a help. Thanks my 07Gt has 33000miles on it.
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Many owners check them themselves. Some let a dealer do an actual adjustment if necessary, but the need for adjustments are pretty rare. The job is not that difficult but set aside a full day or two the first time you do it so you can take your time. You don't need any special tools except for the tool to do a vacuum fill of the cooling system, and that is about $100. There is a tutorial on the site, check out the technical FAQ section.
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Give it a few thousand more miles. The top end will spew chunks. After it's rebuilt you won't have to worry about them for another 36k or so!

If you're mechanically inclined it's not too hard. But yes you will need a vacuum tool to suck out coolant. Just one more reason I love my GSA.

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