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Apparently you missed my post on that thread. You 'collapse' the lifters by inserting a small probe in the 'eye' end and then compressing firmly. You should then bleed them back up in a pan of light oil by compressing them while submerged. They'll get stiffer again. They should collapse then a barely perceptible amount...I think the spec is around a couple thousandths. You don't need to remove the head to do any of this, just the valve cover.
 

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Not for sure...and neither could a Honda field rep who I quizzed. Too heavy oil viscosity is suspect. It usually seems to happen in colder weather, too. It seems that only the earlier models do this, so I suspect the problem was covertly fixed by the factory over the years of production.
 
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