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Intake vavle is bad. About how much to fix? 99 chevy onte,

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Intake vavle is bad. About how much to fix? 99 chevy onte carlo
JA: How many miles are on the car? Have you noticed any leaks lately?
Customer: 160.000 no outside leaks
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: 99 chevymonte carlo
JA: What year is your Chevy?
Customer: 99
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No need to know how much
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: That's it. Had it tested and those were the results
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 1 year ago.

Hi, is it the 3.8 or 3.1 engine? Did they mention doing just one head or both?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
3.1. Tested compresion said intake valve bad? Only one
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Changed sparkplugs and the car runs, but when in idle it acts likes it wants to die. He said drive it till it can't be driven, but I'd like to fix if It's affordable?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you still there
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you.

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

replacing a valve is not a cheap fix sense the cylinder head will need to be removed

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

the valve itself isnt that expensive,but the labor is.

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

Parts InformationOEM Part #Price

Valve

5 - Intake Valve

10166341 $22.16

6 - Exhaust Valve

10166342 $23.67

Labor InformationSkill LevelMfg. WarrantyStandard

Resurface/Grind One CYL

Right Bank

A 5.5 8.9 hours

Includes: R & I Cylinder Head, Grind All Valves & Seats And Mark All Necessary Adjustments.

Left Bank

A 5.3 9.7 hours

Includes: R & I Cylinder Head, Grind All Valves & Seats And Mark All Necessary Adjustments.

Both Banks

A 6.8 10.8 hours

Includes: R & I Cylinder Head, Grind All Valves & Seats And Mark All Necessary Adjustments.

Resurface/Grind All Cyls

Right Bank

A 5.9 9.8 hours

Includes: R & I Cylinder Head, Grind All Valves & Seats And Mark All Necessary Adjustments.

Left Bank

A 5.7 9.8 hours

Includes: R & I Cylinder Head, Grind All Valves & Seats And Mark All Necessary Adjustments.

Both Banks

A 7.6 13.3 hours

Includes: R & I Cylinder Head, Grind All Valves & Seats And Mark All Necessary Adjustments.

Resurface/Grind NOTE

To Ream Valve Guides, Add

Each

A 0.0 0.2 hours

To Renew Valve Guides, Add

Each

A 0.0 0.2 hours

To Renew Rocker Arms, Add

Right Bank

A 0.0 0.6 hours

Left Bank

A 0.0 0.7 hours

Both Banks

A 0.0 1.1 hours

To Renew Camshaft, Add

A 0.0 4.3 hours

To Renew Timing Chain, Add

A 0.0 2.8 hours

To Renew Lifters, Add

Right Bank

A 0.0 1.9 hours

Left Bank

A 0.0 1.9 hours

Both Banks

A 0.0 2.0 hours

Tune-Up, Add

A 0.0 0.6 hours

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

the labor would be around 8 hours.,,most shops will charge around $100+/- per hour

thanks

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

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