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Old 07-26-2002, 08:14 AM
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Leaky valves ?? What exactly does he mean? Valves can leak in two ways. Either valve stem seals are leaking oil, causing high oil consumption and posible oil fouled spark plugs, or they are burned and the engine wont hold compression. Since you mentioned that you had to replace the spark plugs, I assume that oil fouling and the valve stem seals are the culprits. If the engine compression is good replace the valve stem seals and the timing chain, rails etc. That will be alot less expensive than a removing the heads and doing a valve job. These engine usually dont need a valve job at 89k miles, but they do need seals.

The price quoted for the engine mounts sounds really very high to me. You might get a second opinion from a different more trusted shop.
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