They’re both right, and since this is a V6 engine, it could easily cost you $400-$500 to have the valves adjusted. That’ll include new valve cover gaskets.
You could be cheap and try to put the valve covers back on using the old gaskets, but that’s kind of like taking a shower and then not bothering to change your underwear.
We’ve found that Hondas do require regular valve adjustments. Honda recom-mends it every 105,000 miles, when you change the timing belt. But we recommend our customers check their valves every 75,000 miles.
Here’s why: Honda valves have a unique propensity to get too tight over time, and if valves get too tight, you don’t hear anything.