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Mercedes-Benz C280 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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Mercedes-Benz C280 Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Mercedes-Benz C280 Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement is $327. 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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1997 Mercedes-Benz C280
2.8L L6 Base • 40,000 miles
Saratoga CA 95070
Nov 22, 2020
$192 - $234
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280
2.8L L6 Base • 47,000 miles
Las Vegas NV 89118
Nov 19, 2020
$208 - $254
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280
2.8L L6 Base • 272,000 miles
Hawthorne NV 89415
Nov 18, 2020
$1,053 - $1,287
2006 Mercedes-Benz C280
3.0L V6 Luxury • 115,000 miles
Loma Linda CA 92354
Nov 17, 2020
$183 - $223
2007 Mercedes-Benz C280
3.0L V6 4Matic • 72,000 miles
Los Alamitos CA 90720
Nov 6, 2020
$341 - $417
2007 Mercedes-Benz C280
3.0L V6 Luxury • 24,000 miles
San Jose CA 95123
Nov 5, 2020
$185 - $226
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280
2.8L L6 Base • 167,000 miles
Thousand Palms CA 92276
Nov 1, 2020
$209 - $255
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280
2.8L L6 Base • 219,000 miles
Santa Ana CA 92799
Oct 30, 2020
$209 - $255
2000 Mercedes-Benz C280
2.8L V6 Base • 76,000 miles
Menifee CA 92586
Oct 30, 2020
$176 - $215
2007 Mercedes-Benz C280
3.0L V6 Luxury • 72,000 miles
Simi Valley CA 93063
Oct 28, 2020
$184 - $224
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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.

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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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