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#32: 09-09-2012, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by thefultonhow View Post
2. How would it take only 2.5 hours? In order to adjust the valves, you need to re-shim them, which involves taking off the valve covers and cams, which is very hard to do without pulling the engine, which takes way more than 2.5 hours.

I think your mechanic took you for a ride.

That's what I thought too, but in fact the 2010-2012 SOHC EJ253 2.5i's have been basically unchanged for decades. Simple jamb-nut lash adjustment. Simple hand tools and some time is all it takes.

The DOHC engines are the ones with the replaceable buckets for lash adjustment.