Originally posted by 8kGoodENuff
If the price is right, I'd be willing to do it, but if it isn't, then I'm down with just leaving it be.
strange philosophy if you read the whole thread but .......
how many miles on the car ?
has the timing belt been done ?
why i said it's strange is, like was said earlier, if the valves are run out of adjustment for too long it will damage either the valve or seat and that turns a relatively inexpensive adjustment in to a very expensive valve job.
if the timing belt has yet to be done, most shops will check the clearances for free or a very small charge since you are getting the other work done.
if it has a lot of miles on it and it's never been done and the timing belt was replaced, it should be checked.
if you have decent mech skills and a 10 mm wrench and a set of feeler gauges, the cost is a little of your time to check them. then you can make an educated choice of whether you want to pay someone to adjust it or to drive it until it breaks.