My 2008 Honda Element is approaching 100k miles and from what I read on the Element forums it’s imperative that I have the valves adjusted.
I called several Honda dealers and they said, they’re to be adjusted only if noisy.
A local mechanic said he adjusts them only if the engine is skipping.
From what I read with Honda, if they are noisy (relatively speaking) then thats good; “A noisy lifter is a happy lifter”. A tight (quiet lifter) can result in a burnt valve.
Is there anyone out there that had some experience with this? … Or an expert that can chime in?
Thanks for your feedback!