hey i have a quick question. how important is the 16k valve maintenance? i kind of missed it by a few thousand miles :/ also, how much does it usually run? im a poor college student and id rather eat then spend too much on maintenance.
I wouldn't worry too much.
The valves in the RC51 are pretty good material.
From 24K to 44K miles, only one exhaust valve was slightly out of spec on mine.
Try asking a GOOD local shop what a valve check will run.
They are usually cheaper than the dealers.