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Old 09-21-2004, 08:46 AM
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as the topic says I searched. i noticed not to long after i put my dc sports 421 header on i noticed a loud ticking. i changed the block to header gasket. nothing then i changed the donut gasket nothing. i then thought it was the injectors so i put some cleaner in a full tank but still nothing. im bout sure it is the valves. my ? here is. is it hard to adjust valves? if not then will i have to do it every week. my bro's valves ticked on his accord and he had to adjust like once a week. so if im gonna adjust them should i just get like some skunk2 stock size valves or something? and should i change everything else that goes with the valves or no?

this is on a 94 civic ex d16z6 sohc vtec

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Default Re: valve ticking (sohctodohc)

i just searched "valve ticking" and found 20 results

https://honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=906249

https://honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=544224

these 2 were from this forum and most of the other ones were in the tech forum but i didnt feel like posting them all

https://honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=799825

here is another link i found in the tech forum...a guy with a 95 civic asking how to adjust valves...


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Old 09-21-2004, 09:28 AM
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Default Re: valve ticking (sohctodohc)

he had to adjust his valves once a week!? i think he is doing it incorrectly or just being stupid. You adjust your valve lash because over time the stock cam wearsdown and the lift/duration is changed so by doing the vlave lash it allows you to regain the lost lift/duration. U sure its not the injectors cause putting the cleaner in there wont make it stop maybe quiet it slightly but nothing obvious.
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Old 09-21-2004, 11:46 AM
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what i searched for is if i should change or buy new valves. that was my question and it wasn't ever answered. so like i said i searched.
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Default Re: valve ticking (sohctodohc)

u dont have to get new valves and if u adjust them right it will go away it isnt easy it takes a while to get them done and yes adjust them
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Old 09-22-2004, 06:40 AM
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on my motor d16z6 wut is the size of the nut??? would nebody no
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You could try changing the oil and adding one qt of transmittion fluid unstead of your last qt of oil. It leans the oil out, sometimes trash gets in the holes where oil is supposed to lube the cam. It's work for me before and you'll know if its the valve.
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Default Re: valve ticking (sohctodohc)

the nut on the rocker assembly? it is a 10mm. also the chiltons manual specifies that you should adjust your valves every 15K miles, and it has a detailed write-up on how to do it. have somebody around that is mechanically inclined when you do this if you dont feel comfortable doing it alone. i would start by adjusting your valves since it sounds like yours hasnt been done in a long time and it is free and you can narrow it down from there. you also dont have to buy new valvetrain components to do this. all you have to do is remove the valve cover. you will need a flat screwdriver, a 10mm wrench/socket, a feeler gauge and 17mm socket to turn the motor over. you will also need a torque wrench to make sure all the nuts are torqued to spec when you are finished.
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what places carry the chiltons manuals? and ni have the haynes but i dont think it explains valve adjusting. how do u no how much to tighten the 10mm bolts down
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haynes has valves in it..thats where i learned how to do mine..wasnt to hard at all..ptu the feeling gauge in and when it feels like it kinda hard to get it out, but can still slide arounda little..tighten it up..i had no more tap
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o i read through my haynes and it mainly said to bring it to a a mechanic cause it is to hard to do at home haha. neways alright i think me and my bro are gonna break into to it tom. neways to start off with do u have to have it at tdc? thanks for all of the help
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the 3rd link in the second post tells you step by step,

correction, the third link gives you the link to cspeed diy for dohc
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diy d series valve adjust with pics yo
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