>>is 2007 Accent valve-lash at all adjustable?<<

hey all,
Sorry if this line of questioning seems uninformed. I just purchased a 2007 Accent for my wife and it seems to me that the valve-train is kind of noisey, at least somewhat louder than I'm used to with my
previous cars. I don't see any requirement in the car's maintenance schedule for a valve adjustment so I assume the valves are supposed to be self-adjusting. I'm not at all familiar with the way the "continously variable valve timing" mechanism works...maybe all CVVT lifter configurations are self-adjusting? I have no clue.
If mildly tapping valve lifters is something I just have to live with, I can do that, but if there is an initial adjustment that I can do to quiet them down before the engine gets too many miles on it then I'd like to know about it. Otherwise, I expect that I'll be forced to visit the dealer at some point to have prematurely worn lifters replaced. Thus-far I've had no luck finding any information on the net that can shed any light on this subject. I'll soon be purchasing a shop manual (if the dealer does not continually claim it is out of stock like the dealer did on my last new car) and I figure I can most likely get the info I need out of that, but until then, I hate to drive the car, setting up a wear-pattern on the lifters that will make them permanently noisey, with complete replacement being the only alternative.
Please don't advise me to talk to a dealer about this...I'm very sure the dealer does not have my best interests in mind when it comes to service work, and I don't expect they'll be sharing any technical info.
I'd greatly appreciate any little bit of information that might shed some light on this subject.
TIA!!
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I don't recall whether the lifters are solid or self-adjusting, and I wasn't at work today to be able to check the manual. Additionally, I'm on Mac, so I cannot look at the website. But if you have Internet Explorer and a regular PC, you can. The website is www.hmaservice.com, and you'll need to register for a free account. What's better, it's probably all the service manual you'll ever need.
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On Mon, 08 Jan 2007 21:20:24 -0500, "hyundaitech"

Thanks for the reply, hyundaitech. Someone else had told me about that site and I had went there and got an account the other day, but I forgot that I needed to download the Adobe viewer, and when I went there I didn't think too much of the site.. But after you mentioned it here I went back there and noticed that I needed the viewer, so I downloaded and installed it and I was very happy to see what looks to be the entire shop manual for our new Accent available there. From that information I was able to determine that the lifters in our new Accent are non-adjustable, but not so difficult to replace once they wear out. I guess I'll just have to get used to a noisier engine...not a huge deal.
Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction so that I could find the information I needed, and many thanks to Hyundai for offering that great public information site. Such openness is truly unique to the auto industry, and will do nothing but build customer loyalty.
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