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Exclamation DIY- Setting Valve Lash for Honda SOHC Motors

Honda recommends setting your valve lash every 15,000 miles. Setting the valve lash is not something that is hard to do, in fact, once you get used to the procedure you can start setting your friends' valve lash and make a little money.

Tools Needed:
  • 1/2" & 3/8" Ratchet
  • 6" 1/2" Drive extension
  • 10mm Socket 3/8" Drive
  • 17mm Socket 1/2" Drive
  • Torque Wrench
  • Feeler Gauges
  • 10mm box/combo wrench
  • Straight blade screwdriver or 10mm Jam nut tool/Valve lash tool

    (Best tool for making the job easier)

I've taken the liberty to make the Helms procedure available HERE in pdf format. That PDF has all the specs and the procedure.

I hope this helps anyone out that is ready to try this procedure on their own.

Feel free to ask questions and comment on this as well.


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