Valve Job or Trade

subaru
valves

#1

2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca, 160,000 miles. Misfire throws check-engine light twice daily, compression leak, getting worse. Valve job? or trade?


#2

Trade


#3

What’s the code?


#4

How much is the estimated valve job? What would the trade-in be as the car sits right now? How confident are you about the maintenance history and the balance of the car? Too little info for proper advise. 160,000 miles on an 8 year old Subby is not necessarily a deal-killer for me, but other details/issues may be.

Of course, if you feel you’ll have little confidence after repair, trade.


#5

Valve job, but has anyone checked the valve lash first?


#6

What keith said.


#7

Not enough info provided to advise you one way or the other. Compression issues due to valves only or rings involved also? How much for a valve job?

If there is tight lash on an exhaust valve any adjustment may be a stop gap measure as it only takes a few miles for an exhaust valve face or seat to become damaged. How long it holds up after adjustment is anybody’s guess.


#8

I too am skeptical about a valve job, that’s pretty unusual, other causes for low compression, as stated above. I’d have every thing else checked, first.