Technical Valve Clearances

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Technical Valve Clearances

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It's almost time for me to service the car. Am I right in thinking it's not worth checking the valve clearances? It seems like a lot of work to me and I'm pretty sure most mechanics wouldn't check them.

My first service was done by a proper mechanic. After seeing how little he did, and reading other peoples horror stories I have decided to service the car myself. I don't want to cut corners, but I really even see good mechanics checking the valve clearances on the 899cc Sei. It looks like so much work.

So, should I check the valve clearances? It's on 49,000, and is 6.5 years old.
 

arc

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899 has hydraulic tappets that self adjust.. doesn't need valve clearnences checked like the OHC engines do
 
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