Honda Accord Valve Adjustment - EricTheCarGuy

This one was a request from a couple of viewers, I like to keep you all happy so here you go. This video is actually taken from a larger video I call "Accord Smackdown", in it I replace the timing belt, radiator, a major service, and some other stuff that I don't remember. I think there will be a couple more videos from this "smackdown" in the future, there is some good stuff in there that I think you will like and possibly learn from. If you have other topics you would like covered don't hesitate to let me know, I'm happy to give you what you want. Post them as text or video responses to this or any of my videos. I'm going to get the part number for the tool I used in the video sometime next week and post it here so keep your socks on and check back sometime next week. Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://carquestions.ericthecarguy.com/viewforum.php?f=2&start=0&sid=82fdbaff5e8b157727e9723c1fbf36c0 Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.

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Honda K Series Valve Adjustment -EricTheCarGuy
I've done a few valve adjustment videos in the past and I've been asked about doing one on the K series engine from Honda for some time. Since my 2004 Element was due for a valve adjustment I decided to make this video of the process. Here's the additional information I mentioned in the video. Honda recommends checking the valves at 110K intervals. The clearance specs are as follows. Intake: .008-.010in .203-.254mm Exhaust: .010-.013in .254-.330mm Good luck and thanks for watching. The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com Related Videos F Series Valve Adjustment 2.2L: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7wI4EtZSaA B18C VTEC Valve Adjustment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDrw42_KuZY B18B Valve Adjustment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G_Nq2orpfo J Series Valve Adjustment (Part 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnyqVg3nWRk J Series Valve Adjustment (Part 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLdgivYwUiQ How VTEC Works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc800hkqY2M Basic Parts of an Engine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saPGX-1qC4M Element/CRV 110K Service (Part 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMplrMKIIoo Element/CRV 110K Service (Part 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gciwVamERn0 2004 Honda Element Cabin Air Filter Replacement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCgZrmWDpZ8 Solving Front End Noise 2004 Honda Element/CRV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYosZGby0-I Solving Rear End Noise 2004 Honda Element/CRV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRYfxRym-Kw Installing HID Fog Lights 2004 Honda Element (Part 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvOez4RCyn8 Installing HID Fog Lights 2004 Honda Element (Part 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rINkzWHgCTM Tools. Valve Adjustment Tool: http://buy.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?search=true&item_ID=635892&PartNo=YA 8895&group_id=675629&supersede=&store=snapon-store&tool=all Long feeler gauges: http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?P65=&tool=all&item_ID=635151&group_ ID=675336&store=snapon-store&dir=catalog Magnet on a Stick: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/atd-tools-317-telescopic-magnetic-pickup-tool/#o id=1002_1 Angle Pliers: http://jbtoolsales.com/sunex-3718-16-straight-needle-nose-pliers/#oid=1002_ 1 Grey Pneumatic 1/4": http://www.jbtoolsales.com/grey-pneumatic-89653crd-1-4-dr-53pc-fractional-m etric-duo-socket-set-6-point/#oid=1002_1 Grey Pneumatic 3/8": http://www.jbtoolsales.com/grey-pneumatic-81635mrd-3-8-dr-35pc-metric-std-d eep-duo-socket-set-6-pt/#oid=1002_1 Parts. Valve Cover Gasket: http://www.kseriesparts.com/cr/HON-12341-RTA-000.html Honda Bond: http://www.kseriesparts.com/cr/HON-08718-0004.html Other useful stuff. Discussion about this Video: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Forum/55421- honda-k-series-valve-adjustment#122197 Useful articles. Engine overheat http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/what-to-do-when-your-engine-overheats No start problems http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-no-start-problems Idle issues http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-idle-problems Performance issues http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-performance-issues Diagnosing Noises http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/diagnosing-noises-in-your-car Diagnosing Vibrations http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/determining-the-causes-of-vehicle-vibratio ns Electrical Problems http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-electrical-problems Buying a Used Car http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/what-to-look-for-in-a-used-car-purchase Leaks http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/finding-and-fixing-leaks Social Media Links. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/ericthecarguy Information on Premium Membership: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/premium-content-streaming-etcg-content Stay Dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





Honda Valve Adjustment
Honda valves need to be adjusted on a regular interval and/or when they begin to make noise. Here is how you do it.





P0401 Honda Accord, Cleaning EGR Passages - EricTheCarGuy
I know I'm jumping around but it will all become clear in the end, I hope. This is once again that same Accord that I worked on but this time I focus on cleaning the EGR passages. Over time these passages become clogged with what is called "hard carbon deposits", many speculate as to the origins of this material but it is in my opinion the product of condensation and carbon buildup inside these passages that seems to contribute to this problem. The fix is pretty straight forward as you can see but the diagnosis can be tricky at times. Sometimes the check engine light will come on for an EGR flow code, but on earlier models EGR flow is not detected by the ECU and in those cases it might manifest as a failure of an emissions test for high NOx emissions. When this is the case the symptoms sometimes include, surging on the highway or a misfire under load. For the most part EGR's are easy to check but there are some EGR systems that are very difficult to service and repair. All I can say is to consult with the service manual or a knowledgeable tech whenever you run into a system your not familiar with. --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- You can also leave questions as text or video responses to this or any other video I've posted. Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





How To Remove and Replace Valves in a Cylinder Head -EricTheCarGuy
If you need to remove a valve from a cylinder head either to replace the valve or replace the valve seals, this video will help you do that. You can also do this process while the cylinder head is still fastened to the engine block with some tools. To do that, put the piston at TDC compression stroke and make sure both valves are closed. You can then run compressed air into the cylinder to hold the valves in place as you compress the valve springs. I often use my compression tester hose to do this. You need to remove the schrader valve first before you attempt this, if not, air will not flow into the cylinder. You can also use a piece of rope or equivalent to keep the valves from dropping into the cylinder while you work. This method works well if you're just replacing the valve seals. You won't be able to use the large spring compressor however. You'll have to use the Lisle or some other type of compressor do manage that task. Here's some useful links for you. Tools. Large Spring Compressor: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/gearwrench-383d-valve-spring-compressor/#oid=100 2_1 Lisle Spring Compressor Tool: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/lisle-36050-valve-keeper-remover-and-installer-k it/#oid=1002_1 I had a heck of a time trying to find the Honda special tool and was not able to provide a link for you. Sorry about that. The Lisle tool will work just fine, OR I've seen some home made versions of that type of extension that looked like they'd work pretty well. Related videos. Basic Parts of an Engine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saPGX-1qC4M Civic Engine R&R Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me9w6aIqJ48 Tahoe Engine R&R Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMkqWMvcdiQ Dodge Ram Engine R&R Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc3zSgEA8Jk Sonoma Engine R&R Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ivqj2LjE28 Articles. How to Find Leaks: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/finding-and-fixing-fluid-leaks Discussion about this video: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Forum/50319- how-to-remove-replace-valves-in-a-cylinder-head#92526 The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com EricTheCarGuy code lookup: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/obd-code-lookup Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Information on Premium Membership: https://www.ericthecarguy.com/premium-content-streaming-etcg-content Stay Dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.




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