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BMW 550i GT Engine Valve or Cylinder Head Replacement

Replacing engine valves and cylinder heads depends on the make and model of the car, as well as the year.

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BMW 550i GT Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for BMW 550i GT Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement is $614. 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.

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2011 BMW 550i GT
4.4L V8 Turbo Base • 51,000 miles
El Sobrante CA 94803
Nov 23, 2020
$1,083 - $1,323
2015 BMW 550i GT
4.4L V8 Turbo Base • 19,000 miles
Fresno CA 93705
Nov 20, 2020
$214 - $262
2010 BMW 550i GT
4.4L V8 Turbo Base • 51,000 miles
Irvine CA 92616
Nov 19, 2020
$177 - $217
2011 BMW 550i GT
4.4L V8 Turbo Base • 55,000 miles
Los Angeles CA 90020
Nov 19, 2020
$172 - $210
2013 BMW 550i GT
4.4L V8 Turbo Base • 12,000 miles
San Jose CA 95113
Nov 17, 2020
$1,058 - $1,294
2015 BMW 550i GT
4.4L V8 Turbo Base • 46,000 miles
Baldwin Park CA 91706
Nov 11, 2020
$182 - $222
2011 BMW 550i GT
4.4L V8 Turbo Base • 28,000 miles
Riverside CA 92503
Nov 11, 2020
$1,166 - $1,425
2014 BMW 550i GT
4.4L V8 Turbo Base • 110,000 miles
North Hollywood CA 91618
Nov 5, 2020
$1,080 - $1,320
2013 BMW 550i GT
4.4L V8 Turbo Base • 45,000 miles
Encino CA 91316
Nov 2, 2020
$214 - $262
2010 BMW 550i GT
4.4L V8 Turbo Base • 69,000 miles
Fresno CA 93702
Oct 30, 2020
$174 - $212
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Jan 21, 2021 4:52 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.

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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.

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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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