I haven't seen any of that in the dealership...but we haven't had any
super high milers yet. I'd want to see what people are calling "cracks".
There have been any number of cylinder heads over the years that
will develop small hairline cracks between the two valves. Most of
the time, it's totally normal and will not affect the engine. But a lot
of places would instantly sell the customer a reman cylinder head.
A lot depends on who is looking at the cylinder heads.
Hmmmm....not quite sure what you are saying here. There was/is
some problems with the 5 cylinder engines, the fix is to replace the
valve springs. I wonder if shops that are unaware of this problem
are pulling heads in order to try to repair this problem.....? In some
cases, the cylinder head does have to be replaced, but it's not due
to "cracking" of the head.
The bulletin number that refers to replacing the exhaust valve springs
Was he talking about dealerships? I didn't get that from the post.
I know for certain that we wouldn't do anything like that. Nobody
really "wants" to pull the heads off these engines if they can avoid it.
I misspoke, Ian.
Not just dealerships, but some unscrupulous shops would also do this.
And, in retrospect, if they open the engine for compression issues and see
cracks maybe they would be foolish not to 'fix' what they perceive as a
I am sure your dealership shop would handle this professionally.
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