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First service?

Discussion in 'Big Red Shop' started by Redrider, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. Redrider

    Redrider New Member

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    Hello. how hard is it to do the first service? I really do not have faith in my local dealer. Hardest part is the valves. I.ve done several cars and lawn mowers before should not be much difference. Any advise would be great.
    thanks.
     
  2. Hondasxs

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    The service manual for the Big Red recommends that the first initial service be done at 100 miles or 20 hours. I highly recommend you taking it to a dealer. It will cost about $200 or more. But if you do not have faith in your dealer it can be done at home for the maniacally inclined.
    Your right, the hardest part is the valves. Its hard to get them the right spacing and keep it there while tightening the nut.

    Here is what the service manual recommends.
    - Adjust head valves.
    ---- Locate the "T" mark on fly wheel. Check while cold!
    ---- In: 0.15 +-0.02mm (0.006 +-0.001in)
    ---- Ex: 0.33 +-0.02mm (0.013 +- 0.001in)
    - Oil and Filter change.
    ---- 2.9 liters or 3.1 US gt.
    - Front and Rear differential oils, Book says check. I say change.
    ---- Front 22.6 oz, rear 15.7oz
    - Check Idle speed,
    ---- 1400 rpm +-100rpm
    - Check Front and Rear brake pads for abnormal wear.
    - Check Parking brake play.

    I would add the following to make it a full service if doing it myself.
    - Air filter
    - Spark plug for good color.
    - Radiator
    - Coolant level.
    - Brake fluid.
    - Wheel bearing play.
    - Wheel nuts.
    - Steering play
    - CV boots, tie rod joints, and ball joints
    - Battery and alternator charge level.
    - Check a few bolts for tightness. like the role cage bolts.
    - maybe a few other things i left out.

    Few hour job and it should be as good as new.
    Next service at 600 miles / 100 hours. (+-)
    thanks HondaSxS.com
     
  3. 44mag

    44mag New Member

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    I did my own valves. I thought it was kinda easy. I have done valves before though. Yep hardest part is holding the screw driver while you tighten the nut. It always turns and reads differently afterwards.

    I would tell anyone who owns a good size tool set to try it. Save you $200+

    Thanks.
     

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