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#1 Jacek

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:51 PM

Hi,

 

Few days ago just bought my first Honda. It's 2007 Accord 2.4 petrol with automatic transmission. I have problem to find some trustworthy mechanic who know that brand and car. I have to do few things like adjustable valve clearance and change filter and oil in my automatic transmission.

 

If you got any expierienced specialists you are using and would you be able to give me some details/contact (or even warn me) for some garage hereabouts Leicester will be very grateful.

 

Thanks, J


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:22 PM

Welcome
Try Google honda specialist in your area
k20/k24 reflasher.Test ECU available.Click on the reflash thread
http://typeaccord.co...remap-test-ecu/

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:33 PM

Good garage scheme or motor ombudsmen try there

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:00 PM

Thanks for answers.

 

ukcl9 - i mean that maybe some of honda users had expierience with some garages or good trustworthy mechanic that servicing their cars and can recommend it with a clear conscience. To be honest i realy want to leave that car to someone who will do the properly job not just random garage. If can i ask have you got some from your experience that you can recommend?

 

honda_saj - thank you, have you dealt with them? Did they made some of that things like valve clearance in your car?


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:59 PM

I wouldn't worry about finding a Honda specialist for the jobs you've listed - any trustworthy mechanic will manage them just fine.


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 05:29 AM

Few days ago just bought my first Honda. It's 2007 Accord 2.4 petrol with automatic transmission. I have problem to find some trustworthy mechanic who know that brand and car. I have to do few things like adjustable valve clearance and change filter and oil in my automatic transmission.

 

Are you sure those things need doing ?

 

I live in the Nottm/Leicester/Derby "triangle" but I do all that sort of work myself so I can't recommend anywhere


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 08:56 AM

Valve clearances is a 70K service job. If the car's close to 70K or over and has never had it done, it's worth doing. Doesn't need to be Honda specific, as long as he's trustworthy and reliable.


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 06:21 PM

It's nearly 110k miles on the clock. The problem is it has some missing service history so for peace of mind just want to do them. I noticed a small problem with waving idle speed and quite high fuel consumption (about 15-16 mpg city short distances but still to high). Automatic transmission i spot that sometimes when changing gear D/N/R it gets little jerk so also want to change oil for peace of mind. 

 

I've seen tutorials how to get Valve clearances done but unfortunatly have no place/space/tools to do that job. (so just better to leave that for somone who done that before).

 

Steve - are you sure about that it's need do every 70k miles? Is it saying anything like that in service book? I couldn't find info in there. That's big difference to compare what other honda accord froum say's. I found some info on other forum that valve clearances should be done every 40k kilo's so it's about 25k miles and change of oil in automatic transmission every 80k kilo's so about 50k miles.

 

Btw. So have anyone got trustworthy and reliable mechanic in Leicester? 

Thanks a lot. J


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 01:18 AM

You are correct, according to the ESM (Electronic Service Manual aka DVD) it is every 25k miles 

 

It's not a difficult job  ......

 

 

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Special Tools Required  
 
 Tappet adjust wrench set 
 07MAA-PR70100 
 
NOTE: Adjust the valves only when the cylinder head temperature is less than 38 °C (100 °F). 
 
1.  Remove the cylinder head cover.  
 
2. Set the No. 1 piston at top dead center (TDC). The punch mark (A) on the variable valve timing control (VTC) actuator and the punch mark (B ) on the exhaust camshaft sprocket should be at the top. Align the TDC marks © on the VTC actuator and exhaust camshaft sprocket. 
 
3. Select the correct thickness feeler gauge for the valves you're going to check. 
 
 Valve Clearance  
 
 K20Z2 Engine:  
 
 Intake:  
 
 0.21−0.25 mm (0.008−0.010 in.)  
 
 Exhaust:  
 
 0.28−0.32 mm (0.011−0.013 in.)  
 
 
 K24A3 Engine:  
 
 Intake:  
 
 0.21−0.25 mm (0.008−0.010 in.)  
 
 Exhaust:  
 
 0.25−0.29 mm (0.010−0.011 in.)  
 
 
4. Insert the feeler gauge (A) between the adjusting screw (B) and the end of the valve stem and slide it back and forth; you should feel a slight amount of drag. 
 
5. If you feel too much or too little drag, loosen the locknut with the special tools, and turn the adjusting screw until the drag on the feeler gauge is correct. 
 
6. Tighten the locknut to the specified torque and recheck the clearance. Repeat the adjustment if necessary. 
 
 Specified Torque  
 
 K20Z2 Engine:  
 
 Intake:  
 
 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m, 14 lbf·ft)  
 
 Exhaust:  
 
 14 N·m (1.4 kgf·m, 10 lbf·ft)  
 
 
 K24A3 Engine:  
 
 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m, 14 lbf·ft)  
 
 
7. Rotate the crankshaft 180 ° clockwise (camshaft pulley turns 90 °). 
 
8. Check and, if necessary, adjust the valve clearance on No. 3 cylinder. 
 
9. Rotate the crankshaft 180 ° clockwise (camshaft pulley turns 90 °). 
 
10. Check and, if necessary, adjust the valve clearance on No. 4 cylinder. 
 
11. Rotate the crankshaft 180 ° clockwise (camshaft pulley turns 90 °). 
 
12. Check and, if necessary, adjust the valve clearance on No. 2 cylinder. 
 
13.  Install the cylinder head cover.  
 

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I've just remembered,  member hughezee  does Honda's and he's in Staffs (Burton-on-Trent)
 
 
he was last on here on 7th Feb http://typeaccord.co...issue/?p=238591 so he's still going
 

his website http://www.hondaman..../faq/4590911678

 
he's your best bet, apols to you and him that it took me so long to remember ;)

 


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 10:13 PM

 

You are correct, according to the ESM (Electronic Service Manual aka DVD) it is every 25k miles 

 

It's not a difficult job  ......

 

 

-----------------------------------------

 

Special Tools Required  
 
 Tappet adjust wrench set 
 07MAA-PR70100 
 
NOTE: Adjust the valves only when the cylinder head temperature is less than 38 °C (100 °F). 
 
1.  Remove the cylinder head cover.  
 
2. Set the No. 1 piston at top dead center (TDC). The punch mark (A) on the variable valve timing control (VTC) actuator and the punch mark (B ) on the exhaust camshaft sprocket should be at the top. Align the TDC marks © on the VTC actuator and exhaust camshaft sprocket. 
 
3. Select the correct thickness feeler gauge for the valves you're going to check. 
 
 Valve Clearance  
 
 K20Z2 Engine:  
 
 Intake:  
 
 0.21−0.25 mm (0.008−0.010 in.)  
 
 Exhaust:  
 
 0.28−0.32 mm (0.011−0.013 in.)  
 
 
 K24A3 Engine:  
 
 Intake:  
 
 0.21−0.25 mm (0.008−0.010 in.)  
 
 Exhaust:  
 
 0.25−0.29 mm (0.010−0.011 in.)  
 
 
4. Insert the feeler gauge (A) between the adjusting screw ( B) and the end of the valve stem and slide it back and forth; you should feel a slight amount of drag. 
 
5. If you feel too much or too little drag, loosen the locknut with the special tools, and turn the adjusting screw until the drag on the feeler gauge is correct. 
 
6. Tighten the locknut to the specified torque and recheck the clearance. Repeat the adjustment if necessary. 
 
 Specified Torque  
 
 K20Z2 Engine:  
 
 Intake:  
 
 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m, 14 lbf·ft)  
 
 Exhaust:  
 
 14 N·m (1.4 kgf·m, 10 lbf·ft)  
 
 
 K24A3 Engine:  
 
 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m, 14 lbf·ft)  
 
 
7. Rotate the crankshaft 180 ° clockwise (camshaft pulley turns 90 °). 
 
8. Check and, if necessary, adjust the valve clearance on No. 3 cylinder. 
 
9. Rotate the crankshaft 180 ° clockwise (camshaft pulley turns 90 °). 
 
10. Check and, if necessary, adjust the valve clearance on No. 4 cylinder. 
 
11. Rotate the crankshaft 180 ° clockwise (camshaft pulley turns 90 °). 
 
12. Check and, if necessary, adjust the valve clearance on No. 2 cylinder. 
 
13.  Install the cylinder head cover.  
 

-----------------------------------------

 
 
I've just remembered,  member hughezee  does Honda's and he's in Staffs (Burton-on-Trent)
 
 
he was last on here on 7th Feb http://typeaccord.co...issue/?p=238591 so he's still going
 

his website http://www.hondaman..../faq/4590911678

 
he's your best bet, apols to you and him that it took me so long to remember ;)

 

wow thank you for your time! that realy helps! 



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Posted 23 April 2017 - 11:08 PM

only took about 5 mins LOL

btw Burton is about 25 miles from Leicester on the A511


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 03:39 AM

Very interesting. Are all Accord engines tappet and locknut ?

And is it worth getting another rocker box gasket seal beforehand, or are they considered indestructible ?

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 04:16 AM

7th gen : only the petrol engines, the diesel has hydraulic tappets 

 

AFAIK 8th gen is same

 

Provided the gasket seal comes off ok it can be cleaned and reused, but the ESM recommends liquid gasket on a couple of obvious points on the head, where the seal has sharp angles against the head.


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 06:13 AM

7th gen : only the petrol engines, the diesel has hydraulic tappets 
 
AFAIK 8th gen is same
 
Provided the gasket seal comes off ok it can be cleaned and reused, but the ESM recommends liquid gasket on a couple of obvious points on the head, where the seal has sharp angles against the head.

For info, I used Loctite 5920 as the liquid gasket sealant when refitting my cam cover gasket seal (albeit on my diesel whilst doing a different job).

Isn't 15-16 MPG about normal for a 2.4?
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Posted 24 April 2017 - 07:11 AM

LOL 

 

never had mpg that low, not even when it took me 70 minutes to drive 130 miles down an "autobahn" 


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 07:24 AM

LOL 
 
never had mpg that low, not even when it took me 70 minutes to drive 130 miles down an "autobahn"

<whisper>... is that a secret code for the M1?
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Posted 09 May 2017 - 05:44 PM

Hello again, to let know for everyone who look the same thing like me. I've dont valve clearnce at RG motors (guys in there are also Honda owners), automatic transmission fluid been changed at Marshall Honda Narborough, they've done the job for just 75 quid so is less than other offers. 

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