Time was, you adjusted the valves on your Honda engine every 30K miles. Period. This is how Honda designed the engine, and this got you trouble-free motoring.
With the Ody, no such regular adjustment is specified. Instead, the techs are advised to adjust the valves "only when they're noisy". Problem is, by that time it's too late. The damage has been done.
I suspect that Honda changed this specification solely for marketing purposes, to keep the regular maintenance costs down. Adjusting the valves on this beast is an extremely difficult job and is very expensive.
That being said, does anyone know the reality of this situation? I'm big on preventive maintenance, and I *will* perform the task if needed.
So, I'll keep asking this until I get an answer. Does anyone know if the 02 Ody engine is immune to the previous requirement for regular scheduled valve adjustments like they say, or is it so much hooey and I should go ahead and do it anyway?