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Porsche Cayenne 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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Porsche Cayenne Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Porsche Cayenne Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement is $1828. 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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2004 Porsche Cayenne
4.5L V8 S • 133,200 miles
Oakland CA 94601
Apr 17, 2021
$176 - $216
2004 Porsche Cayenne
4.5L V8 • 107,000 miles
Tucson AZ 85747
Apr 15, 2021
$141 - $173
2017 Porsche Cayenne
3.0L V6 Supercharged Hybrid S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition • 33,000 miles
Fremont CA 94555
Mar 17, 2021
$324 - $396
2018 Porsche Cayenne
3.6L V6 Platinum Edition • 29,000 miles
Los Altos CA 94024
Mar 16, 2021
$3,104 - $3,794
2014 Porsche Cayenne
4.8L V8 S • 41,000 miles
Riverside CA 92513
Feb 26, 2021
$2,879 - $3,519
2014 Porsche Cayenne
4.8L V8 Turbo Turbo • 21,000 miles
San Jose CA 95117
Feb 12, 2021
$2,758 - $3,370
2013 Porsche Cayenne
4.8L V8 Turbo Turbo • 59,000 miles
Sacramento CA 95835
Feb 1, 2021
$3,121 - $3,815
2011 Porsche Cayenne
3.6L V6 • 125,000 miles
Tempe AZ 85281
Feb 1, 2021
$369 - $451
2006 Porsche Cayenne
4.5L V8 S • 160,000 miles
San Pedro CA 90731
Jan 27, 2021
$572 - $700
2006 Porsche Cayenne
4.5L V8 S • 195,362 miles
Oakland CA 94601
Dec 31, 2020
$3,002 - $3,670
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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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