What is the cost to have valve clearance checked? How often should it be done? on 1996 Toyota 4Runner

1996 2WD 4Runner V6 with 215,000 miles. Valve adjustment is costly at $486 to $659 per RepairPal. Are the valves easy to check but expensive to adjust when adjustment is needed?

by in Portland, OR on October 19, 2012
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ANSWER by on October 20, 2012
The valve clearance on that vehicle should be checked/adjusted every 60,000 miles according to the "normal" driving conditions service table. It is a five hour job, so you are paying the hourly rate x 5. If the shop charges 100/hour, then it will cost 500 plus tax. Shims will probably be necessary as well but are relatively inexpensive.

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