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Jake013
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Jun 5, 2013, 7:03 PM

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I have a 2007 Toyota Yaris 3 Door with 78,000 miles on it. The car was having a compression issue in cylinder #2. It has 45 PSI and under a wet test 55 PSI. I'm assuming there's a bent head gasket valve. I believe the damage was done when the car over reved. The dealership ran a general diagnostic and gave me that information. They want $1,050.00 to find the source of the issue or I could engine swap for 3,300. I was thinking of finding a 3rd party mechanic and having them replace the valve, seeing as they run for about 40-100 online and if it's a piston ring those run generally the same price. Labor of course is what makes the repair expensive. Any advice is nice and the car aside from that is mechanically sound, never breaks down or anything.


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Jun 5, 2013, 7:23 PM

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No, that's not how it works. That engine will require a lot more parts than just a single valve. You have a few hundred dollars in gaskets alone.



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Jun 6, 2013, 5:07 AM

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You should run a cylinder leak down test to see if it is a valve problem or ring issue. If it is just a valve problem, all you have to do is rip the head off and send it down to the machine shop.





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Jun 6, 2013, 5:44 AM

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If it is just a valve problem, all you have to do is rip the head off and send it down to the machine shop.


You make that sound pretty simple.



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Jun 6, 2013, 6:20 AM

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It's all snaps and buttons....ain't no thang.





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Jun 6, 2013, 6:22 AM

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That might be one of the ones with a zipper.



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Jun 7, 2013, 10:36 PM

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I have a 2007 Toyota Yaris 3 Door with 78,000 miles on it. The car was having a compression issue in cylinder #2. It has 45 PSI and under a wet test 55 PSI. I'm assuming there's a bent head gasket valve. I believe the damage was done when the car over revved. The dealership ran a general diagnostic and gave me that information. They want $1,050.00 to find the source of the issue or I could engine swap for 3,300. I was thinking of finding a 3rd party mechanic and having them replace the valve, seeing as they run for about 40-100 online and if it's a piston ring those run generally the same price. Labor of course is what makes the repair expensive. Any advice is nice and the car aside from that is mechanically sound, never breaks down or anything.


It's Velcro you guys - Jeez!

Jake013: Read your own post again. Last comment first "never breaks down or anything."

It's broken down now with 45 PSI for a compression test. What's with the $1,050 cost to further diagnose this? If that much labor to take it apart I would think you'd fix it while there.

What's with the "over revving" thing too? Car just went nuts or did someone just sit holding pedal to the metal with no load till it snapped? I think you should get another opinion or read what was diagnosed better already as to how to proceed. Looking up on line parts costs is about useless unless you are doing the job yourself. Think - If you brought in parts and they failed after all the labor who would be responsible for it?

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