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Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement Costs

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Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement Costs

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement is $756. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

Car
Location
Price
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
6.0L V8 LS • 31,000 miles
CA 95993
$200 - $244
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
8.1L V8 LS • 97,000 miles
CA 90805
$178 - $218
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
6.6L V8 Turbo Diesel LS • 127,000 miles
CA 90072
$197 - $241
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
6.0L V8 LS • 80,000 miles
CA 90803
$1,072 - $1,310
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
6.0L V8 WT • 61,000 miles
CA 94901
$224 - $274
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
8.1L V8 LT • 33,000 miles
CA 95121
$207 - $253
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
6.0L V8 LS • 21,000 miles
CA 95833
$178 - $218
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
6.0L V8 LS • 119,000 miles
CA 90623
$2,111 - $2,581
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
6.6L V8 Turbo Diesel LT • 39,000 miles
CA 91407
$2,230 - $2,726
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
8.1L V8 LT • 121,000 miles
CA 90083
$200 - $244
Last Updated:
Dec 17, 2020 6:25 PM
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What are Engine Valves & Cylinder Heads?

The cylinder head is placed on top of the engine block, and contains the engine valves. As the car runs, the valves open and close, allowing air in, and expelling exhaust gases in the process. Cylinder heads house the camshafts in overhead camshaft engine designs, but not in overhead valve engine designs. The cylinder head also contains oiling and cooling passages. V-configured engines have two cylinder heads, while inline engines have just one.

Signs of faulty Valves and Heads

Poor engine performance

If the engine valves are not sealing properly, then the engine won’t have a proper amount of compression. This will impact the power of the engine, making the car less powerful. You may experience hesitation and rough running as well.

Engine noise

When the valves or heads are having issues, you may to hear a tapping or ticking noise coming from the engine.

Fluid loss

If a cylinder head is cracked, then engine coolant may enter the combustion chamber, where it will be burned off. This will lower the amount of coolant in your car. It also may result in white smoke emitting from your tailpipe, and possible engine overheating. Similarly, busted valve guides or seals often allow oil into the combustion chamber. This results in oil loss, and sometimes a blue or gray smoke from the tailpipe.

Check engine warning light

An issue with the engine valves or cylinder head will result in the engine not running properly. This alerts your car’s computer, which will trigger the check engine warning light on your dashboard.

How urgent are Valve and Head repairs?

Cylinder heads and engine valves are vital parts of your car’s engine. If they fail, they risk causing serious damage to the rest of the engine. All issues with heads and valves should be addressed immediately.

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