» » »

Acura Q&A

Ask Your Question

2004 Acura MDX Question: Can mdx be driven with tight exhaust valves?

 

Question

Visitor, 3.5L V6, Danville, CA, January 24, 2011, 23:09

Is it safe to drive the mdx with the exhaust valves being tight?

2 Answers
Flag This
  • Answer #1

    January 24, 2011, 23:30
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    It is not advisable to drive with valves that are too tight.

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #2

    Hal... (see my shops), January 25, 2011, 07:45
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    Who said they're not adjusted correctly?

    As they heat up while your running the valvetrain expands. If the clearances too tight now your valves won't fully seat and you'll burn them needing an expensive valve job costing over $2,400.00. My Dublin shop could perform the valve adjustment for $360.00 plus the gaskets.

    Flag This
  • Reply

    danvilledave, October 12, 2011, 14:24
     Rookie

    hi, my check engine/VTM light has been going on and off for a while. I did the major tune at 109,000(current miles is 118,000). This did not include a valve inspection or adjustment. My mechanic said that the Acura dealer in San Jose recommended a valve adjustment and to replace the ignition coils. I'd like a second opinion. Would your shop be able to look at my MDX soon? Contact me at 510.227.9650. Thanks

    Flag This
  • Reply

    Hal..., October 12, 2011, 14:33
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    Sure, just call Jon at Dublin Auto. (925)828-0243

    Reply
    Flag This