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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.
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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.
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Yeah, on the 600's, I've heard of guys getting it done at 32k and they're usually perfectly within specs.

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alright that is good news, thanks for the help. Sub, how many miles do you have on your rc?
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Almost 45K trouble-free miles.
Has only needed one exhaust shim swapped since 24K.
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