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Would Toyota Dealer log valve clearance measurements?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by richapple, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. richapple

    richapple Junior Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    Would a Toyota Dealer log valve clearance measurements if at 75,000 miles they had to do a valve adjustment? I think it unlikely the valves needed adjustment (I have an okay ear for hearing valves-too-lose or valves-too-tight) and from what I've gleaned, it wouldn't be likely. And in the end there is no mention of their adjusting the valves, only inspecting.

    So yes I think the dealership did unnecessary work as the work order only says "valve clearance inspection" - to the tune of close to $600. I approved it because on the phone the guy made it sound imperative.

    Thanks for anyone's take on this.

  2. andrewclaus

    andrewclaus Active Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Golden, CO
    2007 Prius
    Sure, I would ask for the shop report. I've never hired out that job, but for example, when I pay for a front end alignment, even if no adjustment is done, I always ask for a copy of the printout, at least to have a baseline to compare next time.

    There's a "sticky" here about services you don't need, with a few posts about valve clearance, if you care to fuel your suspicions a bit more.