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Volvo 850 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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Volvo 850 Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Volvo 850 Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement is $402. 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 Volvo 850
2.3L L5 Turbo R • 313,000 miles
Westminster CA 92684
Nov 19, 2020
$174 - $212
1995 Volvo 850
2.4L L5 GLT • 250,000 miles
Oxnard CA 93036
Nov 19, 2020
$205 - $251
1997 Volvo 850
2.3L L5 Turbo T-5 • 176,000 miles
Redding CA 96003
Nov 13, 2020
$1,111 - $1,357
1995 Volvo 850
2.4L L5 Base • 20,000 miles
Grand Terrace CA 92313
Nov 11, 2020
$192 - $234
1997 Volvo 850
2.4L L5 Turbo GLT • 325,000 miles
Los Angeles CA 90007
Nov 9, 2020
$203 - $248
1997 Volvo 850
2.3L L5 Turbo T-5 • 145,000 miles
San Diego CA 92129
Nov 3, 2020
$197 - $241
1997 Volvo 850
2.3L L5 Turbo T-5 • 333,000 miles
San Francisco CA 94115
Oct 30, 2020
$190 - $232
1995 Volvo 850
2.3L L5 Turbo T-5R • 69,000 miles
Azusa CA 91702
Oct 30, 2020
$195 - $239
1995 Volvo 850
2.4L L5 Base • 88,000 miles
Garden Grove CA 92845
Oct 29, 2020
$176 - $216
1995 Volvo 850
2.4L L5 GLT • 309,000 miles
Tracy CA 95377
Oct 25, 2020
$971 - $1,187
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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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