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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Timing Belt
Common signs include a ticking noise coming from the engine, an engine that won't turn over, engine misfires, and oil leaking in front of the motor.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Pump Cover Gasket
Common signs include oil leaking near the timing cover or intake manifold and lower than normal oil pressure.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Pan Gasket
Common signs include smoke coming from the engine, oil puddles under the car, and lower than normal oil levels.
How Long Does a Differential Gasket Last?
The rear differential controls the rear pair of wheels so they can rotate at different speeds, which allows your vehicle to travel smoothly and keep traction on the road. If you have...
How Long Does an Oil Filter Housing Gasket Last?
Oil is one of the most important parts of any engine due to the lubrication that it can provide. The internal parts of the engine need a lot of lubrication in...
How Long Does a Manifold Temperature Sensor Last?
Keeping a car running at peak condition is a lot harder that most people think. The engine of a car is a very complicated piece of machinery that has just the...
How Long Does an Intake Manifold Gasket Last?
The only way that a car will be able to run as intended is when it has the right air and fuel mixture. With all of the components on a car...
How Long Does an Oil Cooler Adapter Gasket Last?
There are a number of gaskets on an engine and each of them performs a specific purpose. For most car owners, their gaskets are not something that they think about...
How Long Does an Oil Pump Cover Gasket Last?
In order for the oil in your car to get to where it needs to go, it will need the right amount of pressure. There are a number of different...
How Long Does an Oil Pan Gasket Last?
Maintaining a car is a bit easier said than done to all of the parts that are contained within your engine. One of the things that helps to keep the parts...
How Long Does an Exhaust Manifold Gasket Last?
Your exhaust manifold requires a seal between the cylinder head and the exhaust manifold. This seal is called the exhaust manifold gasket, and is an incredibly hard-working part. The exhaust manifold...
How to Use Engine Block Sealer to Repair a Head Gasket Leak
Head gasket leaks occur when engines overheat and can be costly to repair. Engine block sealer can be a quick and easy alternative for minor cases.
How to Replace a Head Gasket
The cylinder head gasket is a seal located between the engine block and cylinder head assembly. An in-line engine design will have one cylinder head as the cylinders...
How to Troubleshoot and Replace a Leaking Valve Cover Gasket
Valve cover gasket leaks usually start when not much oil leaves the engine. It should be repaired before it causes serious damage and costly repairs.
How to Replace an Intake Manifold Gasket
The intake manifold gaskets fail when coolant is leaking, the engine overheats, or the engine misfires or has reduced performance.
How to Replace an Oil Filter Housing Gasket on Most Cars
Oil filter housing gaskets fail when the oil light is on, there is oil visibly dripping from the filter, or oil pressure is lower than normal.
How to Replace a Differential Gasket
Differential gaskets seals the differential housing and protects the rear-end gears and axles from exposure to the elements.
How To Replace An Exhaust Manifold Gasket
Exhaust manifold gaskets seal gaps to keep exhaust fumes out of the emissions system, as well as reduce engine noise and improve fuel efficiency.
How to Replace an Oil Pan Gasket
Car oil pan gaskets keep oil from leaking out of your car. Check your oil pan gasket at each oil change to maintain correct engine oil levels.

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I just got my oil pan gasket replaced on my BMW 2004 530i (700$) I thought they would have replaced the pan with the gasket, they
Hello, thank you for writing in. Replacing the oil pan gasket does not typically include replacing the oil pan as well. If there are damages to that pan which warrant replacing it, then you will have to pay for the...
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My valve gasket cover stretched.
Hi there. You can either replace the seal or try taking it and putting it in a freezer for about 30 minutes and then install it on to the valve cover. This will condense the material and shorten it up...
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What other gaskets will I need to replace the intake manifold gasket? 1997 Ford Mustang V6
Hello - the intake manifold on this engine has an upper and lower section. Several gasket manufacturers offer an intake manifold gasket set, which includes all of the gaskets needed to perform this repair. If you are doing this repair...
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Gasket and valve cover replacement Infiniti M35 2006.
Billing question was sent to CS for the cost of replacing the valve cover gaskets on a 2006 Infiniti M35 with a V6-3.5L engine.
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Valve cover gasket 2012 Ford F-150
Hi - Here at YourMechanic, click here for guidance on how to make this repair. There are many other aftermarket sources for information on how to replace valve cover gaskets: the factory Ford Service Manuals, vendors of aftermarket service manuals...
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How many gaskets are found in the upper engine gasket kit for a 2008 Audi Q7
Hi there. You could find a head gasket and the gasket kit from a local parts store or the dealership. The head gasket is sold separately from the upper gasket set. The upper gasket set comes with the intake gaskets,...
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Approximately, how long will a warranty last on a replaced or resealed valve cover gasket?
The engine valve cover gasket should last for about 8 to 12 years. If the gasket is leaking, then the PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valve is plugged up causing the engine to build up too much crankcase pressure blowing out...
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I have 16 valve stem seals and then 15 other little things
The valve cover on your engine is held on by 15 bolts. In certain applications, grommet seals, 15 of them, were used along with the bolts. However, rubber grommets were used as seals in only certain applications. Upon disassembly if...
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Exhaust manifold leak gaskets
The heat generated by this engine at the higher power levels required to haul these rigs around causes much more expansion and movement of the exhaust manifold relative to the block. The manifold expands, and either cracks, or warps, and...
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I would like to know what parts I need to replace VVT ECCENTRIC SHAFT SENSOR and Valve cover
Although we would need to confirm using your VIN number, the required valve cover in your application appears to be part #: BMW-11127552281. The required BMW Eccentric Shaft Sensor (Valvetronic) is part #: VDO-S119565001Z. These OEM parts can be installed...
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Does the catalytic converter have to be removed in order to change the oil pan gasket? 2001 Mazda Tribute
Hi there - yes, it is necessary to remove the exhaust manifold and catalytic converter (1 integrated piece) for the front cylinder bank to remove the oil pan and it's gasket. This is an unfortunate result of the tight packaging...
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How long does it take to change oil pan & gaskets?
Hi there. The oil pan gasket could take from 1.75 to 2.50 hours depending on the technician that is working on the vehicle. If you are not a mechanic and are wanting to change the oil pan gasket and have...
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The engine is running hot.
The seal or gasket is not sealed properly on the thermostat housing. A loose bolt, torn gasket, or wet silicone will cause the thermostat housing to leak. If you need further assistance with a coolant leak, then seek out a...
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I been having problems with my car, a couple of days ago its would not start.... The dipstick was creamy, I checked my coils, 2004 Nissan Altima
Hello - to be sure, a leaking valve cover gasket that is allowing oil to leak onto the plugs, plug boots or coils, will cause misfire issues, and uncertain engine starting performance. I recommend a car is not starting inspection...
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Engine whirls when it is started. The engine makes a audible but not loud WHIRRING (not squealing) sound when foot is on the gas.
There could be a hole in the intake air cleaner hoses or a drive belt that is loose causing the whirling sound. Try removing the drive belt and driving the vehicle for a short time. The battery light will come...
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Used vehicle inspection, issues.
Check over the vehicle for all safety items on the chassis and cabin compartment. Make sure that the vehicle is safe to drive in any condition. I recommend that if you have to replace any suspension or steering components or...
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Water pump gasket leaking
Removing the water pump on your vehicle is a 6 hour job and consequently involves pages of procedures, torque specifications, and a lot of detail. Due to the amount of time involved, it is not worth it re-installing the old...
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Will the intake manifold/throttle body and coils have to be removed to change the valve cover gaskets? 2007 Toyota Camry V6
Hi - yes, the same items have to be removed to replace the valve cover gaskets. I recommend a valve cover gasket replacement performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location,...
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Do u have to remove the timing belt for remove the valve cover? 1994 Ford Ranger 2.3L
Hello - normally, no. The valve cover gasket can be replaced without getting into the timing belt components. Having said that, replacing the valve cover gasket is a great opportunity to make sure the cam seal isn't leaking oil onto...
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Oil coming out of spark plug.
Hello. The piece you are referring to is called a valve cover gasket. It sits between the top of the engine as if a piece of cheese would between a bun and a patty to keep the oil from leaking....

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