[V6-12v] Possible Burned valve

Kent McLean kentmclean at comcast.net
Tue Mar 3 12:23:06 PST 2009

David Torrey wrote:
> Anyone have troubles with a burned valve in these v-6's.  
> Head gasket has been leaking oil for awhile.  I wonder if this 
> may have caused a valve problem?  

I had a '94 100 avant with the V6 and FWD automatic.  I haven't
seen an answer, so here goes...

Are you sure it's the head gasket?  The engines are known to leak
from the valley pan (intake manifold, in the valley of the V of
the V6).

Do the compression test before worrying about a burned valve.

Kent McLean
'99 A4 Avant, V6 Tiptronic
'91 200 TQA #3, with mods
gone: '91 200 TQA x2, '94 100 S Avant, '89 200 TQ

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