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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMirageMpg View Post
    in the service manual, it says to check it. adjustments of any sort before 12,000 miles is covered by warranty.

    if my valves were rattling at any point during loaded operation, i know with 3500 miles, ide be in the dealer

    service manual section 11a, shows entire process... looks like a pita..
    I see what you mean. The service manual shows the procedure to measure the valve clearances and also shows how to calculate which tappet to select for replacement, so valve adjustments are done by replacing the valve tappets. Thanks for pointing this out!


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    I was wondering because I don't own a mirage yet, what oil weight is listed in the manual? Is 5w-30 "allowed" to be an alternative? And what's this "valve adjustment" thing I read about. I mean is this necessary? I haven't heard anyone adjusting valves since I was a kid in the 80's and the kids down the street would be adjusting valves in there old clunkers...

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    I use 5w-20, helps with initial chatter. 0w-20 is recommended. Keep in mind, other grades are used in other countries. Really, 5w-30 will be fine.

    The repair manual has a section on valve clearance inspection and adjustment.
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    Thanks for the info!



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