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Mitsubishi Triton 2012: Diesel valve clearance

Asked by Paul Greenslade

My 2012 Mitsubishi Triton diesel has just had its 30,000km service and I was disturbed to see that the service includes a valve clearance adjustment and the removal and cleaning of the inlet manifold. The intervening 15,000km services only include ‘an audible check of valve clearances’. Despite disagreeing with Mitsubishi about the cost and relevance of this item I am otherwise quite happy with the vehicle. This event adds a lot of time and material to the service. How, in the second decade of the 21st century can it be necessary to have to something so invasive to an engine as part of routine maintenance?

Answered by CarsGuide

6 Sep 2013 Carsguide.com.au

You'll find most diesels no matter the brand require regular valve clearance adjustments. To avoid surprises like this I always urge people to do their homework on the cost of ownership before they sign up for their new car.

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