600 Miles Servicegreenspun.com : LUSENET : MV Agusta F4 : One Thread
How much should I expect my dealer to charge me for my 600 miles service?
-- Vu (email@example.com), July 25, 2002
My dealer charged $400 for the first service which included oil change, valve adjustment (if needed, mine did not) and all the other things listed in the owner's manual.
-- Pete (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 25, 2002.
About valves adjustment, all my exhaust valves were off (one size shim)the intake were good. Nothing to worry about, neverless off design specification. This would translate (probably) into a small loss in power, more valve noise, and increase wear. I would recomand every one to have there valves check, (by a good mechanic I assume).( a good +10 hours job)
-- o (email@example.com), July 25, 2002.
WARNING ! WHEN ADJUSTING THE VALVES , THE FRONT OF THE BIKE SHOULD BE RAISED . SO AS TO KEEP THE OIL IN THE VALVE TRAIN ,FOR A SAFER START UP AND WAY LESS MESS . SUCK OUT THE OLD AND PUT IN THE NEW OIL . DAVE WHEELER ferrari tech & roadracer
-- DAVE WHEELER (BIGBEARDV@CS.COM), July 26, 2002.
How important is valve checking at first 600m/1000km service? I know they have not looked at it at mine, was standing next to it while they did the service. Looked in the manual and it states that it is nesecary and with 3600m/6000km they do not check this! How log will it take to check and how much time extra if they need to be adjusted?
-- hb (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 29, 2002.
I also didn't need adjustment of my valves at my first service (~800 miles). It seems the MV has a rather reliable engine...probably very similar to the jap in-line four. I think you should be fine but it's always best to be on the safe side and have someone check the valves (for peace of mind).
Tony '00 F4S
-- Tony Perez (email@example.com), August 01, 2002.
I just had mine checked at the 12,000k (7,500 mile) service and they were fine.
-- Matt Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 01, 2002.