Cylinder Head Skimming & Valve Repairs Chesterfield – Excel Automotives

What Is Machine Engineering?

Cylinder Head & Valve Specialists

distance view of excels chesterfield cylinder head skimming machining and shop

An engine machine engineering shop can repair, skim or recondition your damaged or warped cylinder head or re–seat valves without the usual need to replace the whole cylinder head and valves. This is a very cost effective option to get your engine running again and always costs considerably less than replacing the damaged parts.

Top Cylinder Head Problems

close up of an engine cyclinder head skimming machine
  1. Cylinder Head Overheating
  2. Cylinder Head Hot Spots
  3. Cylinder Head Air Pockets
  4. Cracked Cylinder Head
  5. Warped Cylinder Head
  6. Engine Not Running Properly
  7. Cam Belt Snapped

Excel Automotives Car Garage Services For Chesterfield

Cylinder Head

cyclinder head being skimmed by a specialist excel engineer

What Is It?

A vehicles cylinder head makes up approximately 30% of the engines physical size. It is a high precision machined block of typically aluminium alloy and is responsible for housing your engines cam shaft and valves.
It is also temperature sensitive, so your cylinder head overheats it will most likely warp out of shape and in need of skimming.

  • Engine Overheating
  • Engine Running Poorly
  • Oil Residue In Your Coolant
  • Engine Lacking Power
  • Engine Wont Start
How To Fix
  • Skimming
  • Surface Grinding
  • Cylinder Boring & Honing
  • Re–Facing
  • Re–Sleeving
  • Pressure Testing
  • Re–Shimming
  • Repair

Valves, Stems & Inserts

valve stems being re ground and re cut

What Is It?

Your engines valves open and close under strict timing conditions which allows the fuel mixture into the cylinder for combustion and expels the remaining burnt particles through the exhaust system. For every revolution of your engine your valves open and close once. Consider your engine turning at 5,000 rpm it is understandable your valves will wear.

  • Engine Performing Badly
  • Using Excessive Fuel
  • Engine Wont Start
  • Engine Very Noisy
How To Fix

This can be caused by many problems

  • Valve seat inserting
  • Valve guide fitting
  • Valve and valve seat re–cutting to 3 angles
  • Line boring and honing camshaft housings
  • Valve tappet shimming
  • Dismantle and assembly of cylinder heads

We Can Save Your Cars Engine!

  • Volvo
  • Vauxhall
  • BMW
  • Audi
  • Fiat


Excel Automotives Machining Shop

Our engineering team are experts when it comes to reconditioning or repairing your cylinder head. They can remove your engine and dismantle it ready for any modifications, repairs, reconditioning or skimming.

mechanic removing a car cyclinder head which needs skimming and repairing

We don’t just recondition cylinder heads and vales for cars & vans, we also get asked to recondition for: motor sport, agricultural & landscaping machines, marine and industrial engines.

Fully Equipped

Our garage in Chesterfield for cylinder head repairs is fully equipped with everything we need to machine skim your engine’s cylinder head and valves so they perform perfectly once more or you notice enhanced performance depending on your requirements.

  • Valve Seat Inserts
  • Valve Guide Fitting
  • Valve Seat re–cutting
  • Boring & honing
  • Valve Tappet Shimming
  • Resizing
  • Straightening
  • Re–facing
  • Re–sleeving
  • Pressure Testing
  • Skimming
  • Surface Grinding
  • Re–shimming

Recondition, Rebuild & Repair

Bespoke custom engine machining and rebuilding including re–sizing, straightening and re–brushing for all types of car and van engines including Audi, Bmw, Ford, Vauxhall and Volvo. From classic & rare cars to modern vehicles. Our engineering shop can help with many cylinder head and valve machining requirements for both petrol & diesel vehicles. Our garage for cylinder head repairs is located in Chesterfield. We also cover Sheffield and the surrounding areas.

If You Need Us

excel engineer refacing a cyclinder head an all its valves

Located on Sheffield road in Sheepbridge, Chesterfield right next to the south of Sheffield. We can repair or recondition your cylinder head and engine valves Monday, Tuesday & Friday from 8AM to 5PM and Wednesday & Thursday 8AM to 6PM at our Chesterfield garage near Sheffield.

Telephone: 01246 455 863

Opening Hours
  • Monday Tuesday & Friday:
    • 8am – 5pm
  • Wednesday & Thursday:
    • 8am – 6pm
  • Saturday & Sunday:
    • Closed
Snail Mail
  • Excel Automotives
  • Units 4 – 7
  • 875 Sheffield Road
  • Sheepbridge
  • Chesterfield
  • S41 9EF
Top Car Cylinder Head Repairs
  1. Volvo
  2. Ford
  3. Vauxhall
  4. Volkswagen
  5. BMW
  6. Mercedes
  7. Renault
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