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BMW Alpina B7L 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 Alpina B7L Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for BMW Alpina B7L Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement is $537. 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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2014 BMW Alpina B7L
4.4L V8 Turbo Base • 62,000 miles
Palo Alto CA 94304
Nov 20, 2020
$189 - $231
2015 BMW Alpina B7L
4.4L V8 Turbo Base • 68,000 miles
Victorville CA 92395
Nov 19, 2020
$196 - $240
2011 BMW Alpina B7L
4.4L V8 Turbo Base • 80,000 miles
Newport Beach CA 92661
Nov 12, 2020
$1,162 - $1,420
2011 BMW Alpina B7L
4.4L V8 Turbo Base • 108,000 miles
Canoga Park CA 91304
Nov 12, 2020
$174 - $212
2014 BMW Alpina B7L
4.4L V8 Turbo Base • 43,000 miles
Lincoln CA 95648
Nov 7, 2020
$1,242 - $1,518
2013 BMW Alpina B7L
4.4L V8 Turbo Base • 19,000 miles
Las Vegas NV 89139
Nov 6, 2020
$194 - $237
2011 BMW Alpina B7L
4.4L V8 Turbo Base • 86,000 miles
Los Angeles CA 90003
Nov 5, 2020
$1,065 - $1,301
2011 BMW Alpina B7L
4.4L V8 Turbo Base • 109,000 miles
Spring Valley CA 91978
Nov 5, 2020
$183 - $223
2012 BMW Alpina B7L
4.4L V8 Turbo Base • 62,000 miles
Wildomar CA 92595
Nov 2, 2020
$220 - $268
2013 BMW Alpina B7L
4.4L V8 Turbo Base • 12,000 miles
Berkeley CA 94704
Nov 1, 2020
$205 - $251
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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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