It is important to regularly check the valve
clearance as the exhaust valves may become too tight. This will lead to valve failures which are expensive to repair.
Average mileage: 234,000 (234,000–234,000)
Engine affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder
3 people reported this problem
I kept getting a misfire on the first cylinder (P0301) and changed the spark plugs, fuel injectors, checked compression, cleaned air intake sensor... all to no avail. Checked the valve and they were all a bit tight, but especially the first exhaust valve on cylinder 1 (it was at 0.04 and it's recommended to be 0.3-0.4). Guess it's off to the machinist to have them take a look at it. Anyone else been able to get this problem fixed?