Q: Valve adjustment on a 2010 Honda Odyssey

asked by on

I've got a 2010 Honda Odyssey with 125,000 miles. Full-synthetic oil changes every 5,000 miles. Do I need valve adjustment? It runs fine and idles smoothly. Is it bad if I don't do it?

Yes it is bad if you don’t do it. You’d want to have it checked at least. If they are not more than 4,000 of an inch off, you can leave them alone and drive it. But on Hondas, they have a tendency of building carbon up and then having all kinds of problems later. The valves get damaged soon. So you do want to make sure that they are inspected at 125,000 miles. At least have them checked, and if they aren’t off too much, you can live with it. But if they are off, get them adjusted.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Valve adjustment on a 2010 Honda Odyssey

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Had a hole in the oil pan so replaced it. Ever since then the oil filter will spray out oil.

Try checking all of the fittings near and around the oil filter housing as well as the oil pump. Check to be sure the correct O-ring is sealing correctly when the oil filter is screwed on as this is a...

Q: Catalyst system Efficiency - P0420 - 2010 Ford Fusion.

Hello and thank you for contacting Your Mechanic. For the code P0420 to come on, there could be a lot of issues that could arise to a non functioning catalytic converter. Before you decide to replace the catalytic converter, consider...

Q: Power Steering fluid change

Hi Patel. Thanks for the question today. I think this video is closer to what you should complete in regards to the correct procedure for flushing the power steering fluid. With the replacement of the fluid reservoir, the video actually...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...