RE: How much should a good valve job cost? the machine work should be about 150-250 for a valve job and resurface, plus another 10-15 bucks per exhaust seat thats installed.

What is included in a valve job?
A valve job is an operation which is performed on any four stroke cycle, internal combustion engine, the purpose of which is to resurface the mating surfaces of the poppet valves and their respective valve seats that control the intake and exhaust of the air/fuel mixture that powers the motion of the pistons after the ...
How long does it take to do a valve job?
14-20 hours That there is probably 14-20 hours of work. Pull the motor, pull the cams, pull the head, check valves and ORDER replacements. Do valve job while head is off. It is a couple days work AND waiting for parts. Jun 16, 2006
Can I do a valve job myself?
valves can be done very easily. you can get a valve seat grinder and do those yourself and you can replace the seals too. Mar 6, 2020
How do you know if you need a valve job?
Bad Valve Seals Symptoms Cold Engine. One of the most noticeable signs of worn or cracked valve stem seals will be just after a cold engine start. Idle and Stop and Go Driving. Off-Throttle Braking. Oil Consumption. Excessive Smoke. Jan 25, 2020

What are the signs of a burnt valve?

Burned Exhaust Valve Symptoms Ignition Misfire. A misfire can sometimes be an indication of a burned exhaust valve. ... Power Loss. Power loss can be another indication of a burned exhaust valve. ... Puffing or Puttering Sound. A burned exhaust valve will often make noises that sound like a puff or putter. ... Failed Emissions Test.
Can tight valves cause hard starting?
Tight valves will make bike hard to start. Some other symptoms are that once you use the choke to start the bike you find that you need to raise the idle to keep it running. Sep 30, 2013
When Should a valve be replaced?
If you're tearing down a race engine, therefore, some clues to look for that would indicate it's time to replace the valves would be loss of valve lash (due to valve stretch), unusual or uneven seat wear, scuffing on the valve stems, or wear or chatter marks in the keeper grooves.
How much is a 3 angle valve job?
Re: 3 ANGLE CUT ON VALVE FACE & COST 16 valve head, it should be about $250. Do the seats, grind the valves, and back cut. Jul 3, 2017
How much does a valve job cost on a motorcycle?
Generally speaking the average valve adjustment cost is around $300. However, valve adjustment cost depends on the type of bike that you ride, the amount of valves that your engine has, and whether those valves are operated by overhead cams or pushrods. Mar 24, 2020
How do you unstick engine valves?
How to Free a Stuck Exhaust Valve Dissolve and remove the sludge from your engine. ... Remove the valve cover and the engine head. ... Soak the valve stem with penetrating oil so it runs down between the guide and valve stem, then tap the valve. ... Hit the valve with a brass hammer, gently, trying to close it -- exhaust valves always stick in the open position.
How much does it cost to get a head rebuilt?
Cost: $399 per pair. A cylinder head rebuild starts by disassembling and cleaning the head, which Willis said is then magna fluxed for cracks ($75/pair). More often than not, he will have to machine the block-mating surface to eliminate any warpage ($80/pair). Once that is complete, Willis inspects the valve guides. May 25, 2016
What does a bad valve sound like?
Valve and tappet noise usually begins as a clicking sound, or chatter, at half engine speed and may then disappear at high speeds. The cause is often excessive valve clearance or a defective hydraulic valve lifter. Jan 24, 2014
Can you drive with a burnt valve?
Unfortunately, yes you can do more damage by continuing to drive with damaged valves. ... Damaging the catalyst can cause it to break apart internally, leading to plugging up the exhaust and causing an even more severe loss of power, which will make the car very difficult to drive. Jul 12, 2016
What causes a burnt valve?
Burnt valves are caused by gas erosion across the valve face and seat. It's cause is either a badly fitting valve after overhaul or a speck of carbon holding the valve open a tiny amount. The gasses of combustion then escape across the face of the valve seat eroding a channel across it.

Can you fix a burnt valve?

A “burnt exhaust valve” cannot be “fixed”; it must be replaced. This is achieved by removing the cylinder head and physically replacing the damaged valve(s) with new or reconditioned parts installed on a properly machined and/or resurfaced head.
What are signs of bad valve seals?
The Top Symptoms Of Bad Valve Seals Ticking/Popping Noise. ... High Presence of Smoke. ... Engine Power Loss. ... Performing the Cold Engine Test. ... Performing Engine Braking Test. ... Blue Smoke From the Tailpipe. ... Idle, Stop, Go Driving. Dec 28, 2020
Are both valves closed at TDC?
Power stroke. The piston is at top dead center, intake and exhaust valves are both closed and the spark plug has just fired. ... The exhaust valve opens fully and starts to go closed. Before the piston reaches TDC, the intake valve starts to open and the exhaust valve is still partially open.
What happens when valves are out of adjustment?
Too much or too little valve clearance can result in poor performance or a rough idle because the engine can't “breathe” normally and operate at peak efficiency. ... If there's too little valve clearance, the valves won't fully close, causing excessive heat, and the engine will lose power. Jan 24, 2016
Do valves get tighter or looser?
Generally, the valves will get tighter from the valve wearing into the head. Nov 13, 2010
How do you check for a leaking valve?
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What is a 3 angle valve job?
A 3 angle valve job is the process of machining the contact area of the underside of the valve, so that the mating surface is smaller or sharper, and making the seat angle greater. This allows the valve to seal faster and more tightly.
What is a 3 angle?
The "3 angles" are made up of the bottom cut, the 45 deg. seat, and top cut. that are cut into the seat on the cylinder head. as opposed to just a single 45 deg. Even on a 3 angle valve job only the 45 comes in contact with the valve. Dec 30, 2003
What is Valve face angle?
The face of the valve is usually ground to an angle of either 30° or 45°. In some engines, the intake-valve face is ground to an angle of 30°, and the exhaust-valve face is ground to a 45° angle. Valve faces are often made more durable by the application of a material called stellite.

What is valve adjustment on a motorcycle?

When adjusting your valves, you remove the spark plugs to the engine to turn over freely without the resistance of compression. Jul 9, 2019
How often do motorcycles need valve adjustment?
between 3,000 to 16,000 miles Other (high performance) systems require you to replace shims—that usually involves removing the camshafts. How often should you adjust your valves? Your owner's manual will tell you—bikes' typical inspection intervals are between 3,000 to 16,000 miles (4,800 to 26,000 km). And some engines use hydraulic adjusters. Dec 30, 2013
When should I replace my dirt bike valves?
I recommend replacing it every 100 hours of ride time. That's usually every year, unless you ride a lot more. It's a cheap part, and fairly easy to replace. It can save you hundreds in the long run if you just replace it after so long.
Do you need hardened valve seats?
To summarize, there is no functional need for hardened valve seats and installing them jeopardizes a perfectly good set of heads. Jan 17, 2010

Can seafoam fix a stuck valve?

Now if it is really a stuck valve, then the easy way to treat is a can of sea foam in the tank and another can slowly poured in the top of the carb with the engine at about 2000rpm. Feb 15, 2006
Will stuck valve cause misfire?
Symptoms. Valve sticking will typically manifest as a clicking noise that regularly occurs every two to three seconds at idle. This noise may be especially pronounced at start-up when the engine is cold. ... In severe cases, the valve may hang open and cause a cylinder misfire or even hit the piston and damage the engine.
How much is a valve job on a V8?
On newer engines (V6 or V8), a valve job can cost up to $125 per valve that needs repairing, with the cost increasing for engines with over 12 valves. Therefore, a total valve job can cost upward of $1000.
How much does it cost to recondition a cylinder head?
The cost of a cracked cylinder head repair job will vary depending on the make and model of the vehicle that it's in. You can be sure that it will cost at least $500, which includes labor and parts costs. If you were to replace the entire cylinder head, it would only cost $200 to $300 on average for parts. Jul 21, 2020
What does rebuilt head mean?
Most rebuilt heads have had new valve seats installed. ... The valve held it in place and apparently it “sealed” when the valve spring mashed it against the seat. Yeah, good compression with a removable seat. I could hear the air from number 3 being pushed backwards through the intake manifold. Mar 16, 2014
Will thicker oil stop lifter noise?
If the oil is too thick then it will not pass through the tiny holes resulting in an increase in friction. The increased will not only lead to noisy lifters, but it may also increase the temperature a little bit. On the contrary, if the oil is too thin, it won't provide proper lubrication as well as padding. Apr 21, 2020
Can exhaust leak cause burnt valve?
For the most part, burnt valves are caused by the valve not sealing correctly. An exhaust leak causing a burnt valve comes from the idea of reduced back pressure in the exhaust system allowing unburnt fuel past the valve (evacuating the cylinder prior to complete burn). Jan 27, 2019
What does a wet compression test indicate?
Cylinder compression tests are performed to identify any cylinders that have poor compression. If a cylinder has low compression, perform a wet compression test to indicate whether it's a bad valve, head gasket, or worn piston rings causing the problem.

Can valves cause overheating?

They don't cause engine overheating, but they may start a real fire. Engine overheat may be caused by failed cooling system or improper ignition timing. ... What can it cause when an engine valve is leaking?
What happens if exhaust valve is leaking?
A leaky exhaust valve means the valve is not closing properly, failed compression stroke and a burnt valve. In some engine types, this burnt valve and the piston can hit bending the valve and causing major engine damage. ... If the thermostat was good, the engine will still overheat as the problem lies elsewhere. Jul 27, 2015
How much does it cost to replace an exhaust valve?
You should be able to replace the exhaust valves and stems seals for about $30. (order on-line at a NAPA website for local deleivery and pick up, save 10 percent). If you pay a machine shop to do it they might charge you about $40 to install them if you bring them your head and the parts. Feb 17, 2014
What is a burnt cylinder?
A burnt valve can happen for one of many reasons, but the underlying issue is, the valve is not sealing correctly and allows hot engine gases during the combustion phase to leak past the seal which is formed by the valve and seat. ... The head absorbs some of the heat which is collected by the valves.
How do I know if I have bad valve seals or piston rings?
It simple to test. If you accelerate and blue smoke continues until RPM is high all the time these are rings. If you see smoke just few seconds after acceleration these are valve seals. The more idling time the more blue cloud with acceleration also indicates the valve seals are bad.
Can you replace valve seals without removing the head?
On most vehicles, it's possible to replace these valve seals without removing the head. With the right tools, learn to perform this job in your garage and save a lot on repair costs.
What are the signs of worn piston rings?
When drivers notice excessive oil consumption, white or gray exhaust smoke, poor acceleration, and/or overall loss of power or poor engine performance, they may be seeing signs of worn piston rings. Aug 9, 2015
What valve is open at top dead center?
If a piston is at top dead center on the compression stroke, both the intake and exhaust valves should be closed. When at top dead center on the exhaust stroke, the exhaust valve should be open. Either both or none, depending on whether the piston is beginning the intake stroke or the power stroke respectively.
How do you know if cylinder 1 is TDC?
You'll be sucking air into and out of the spark plug hole for each travel of the piston. If you have the timing cover off, the easiest way to tell if you have it at TDC on #1 cylinder for the compression stroke is to align the timing marks on the timing chain gears.

Do you adjust valves hot or cold?

Major camshaft manufacturers recommend setting valves cold, to avoid erroneous adjustments on lifters that may be "pumped up" If you are setting valves on a fresh engine that has not been run, everything should be well lubricated before you begin.