O.k., so here is the deal. I have an 06 Honda element with the k24 2.4 engine. The Honda manual calls for a valve adjustment around 110,000 miles. I am at 110,785, so I took it upon myself to adjust them myself.
My question is this; I had trouble being this is my first valve adjustment. I have them within spec, but I had to loosen and tighten them several times and I even torqued and re-torqued them 2-4 times. I properly torqued them to spec every time but because it took my a few tries, I am worried that I stretched or over stretched the adjustment screw. My boyfriend says that will be fine as long as I didn’t over torque them. He said almost all bolts can be torqued to the specified value numerous times, but cannot be over torqued. I am worried about the screw breaking or that it might break next time the valves need adjusting. Can these little screws be torqued more then a couple times? Am I worrying over nothing? I thought certain bolts can only be torqued one time…or something like that.