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Engine Valve

Auto Systems and Repair

An engine valve is what allows air into (or exhaust out of) a specific cylinder. Each cylinder has at least one intake and one exhaust valve.

Symptoms of Wear or Failure

  • Engine misfire
  • Excessive oil consumption

Related Repair Advice

  • The cylinder head should be thoroughly inspected if valves are repaired or replaced
  • Some engines have problems with deposits on the intake valves that can reduce engine performance
  • Fuel system additives are available that can help keep the intake valves clean
  • Improperly adjusted valves can overheat and fail

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