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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:53 pm 
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Car Models: 93 (2007 pre-facelift) 1.9 TiD 150ps
Looks like I have 3 intake valves to replace. What sort of cost I have to be prepared to pay for that job?
Also, is there anything else worth replacing while sorting out the valves?
I'm waiting for the quote from the garage and would like to know what's the ongoing cost for that service.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:04 am 
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Car Models: '03 9-5 2.3 Vector Auto Estate Noob Stg 1, Suzuki S Cross, '81 TR7 DHC
In this thread it is suggested about £600:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=206717
Presumably you will do all inlet valves while there?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:37 am 
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Location: East Dorset
Car Models: 9-5 9-3SSx2 Sonett T16S 9000
You do need to do all 8, they are all made of the same rubbish material. I know others who have paid around £600 for a garage to do it. Be aware that if your car is a high mileage one, you may be asked to stump up for a new timing chain as well. Ours was 65k so didn't need it.
Cost me about £500 in parts (gaskets from Bill) and machining. It isn't a terribly difficult job, you just need the camshaft alignment tools.
In terms of ongoing costs, once those valves are replaced there is nothing else to go wrong. Just ensure the garage clear down the misfires from the ECU so the work can be monitored at a later date. They may need Tech2 for that. I know I did.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:30 pm 
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Car Models: 93 (2007 pre-facelift) 1.9 TiD 150ps
Thanks for replays all. I'm still waiting for the quote but £600-£800 for the job would fine for me.


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