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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.
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...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Valve Cover Gasket
Common signs of a faulty gasket include a burning oil smell, dirty valve cover, oil leaks, low engine oil, and a rough-running engine that misfires.
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 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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How much to replace intake manifold gasket on 1999 chevy astro van 4.3 engine?
On your model, it probably takes around 4 hours to replace both the upper and lower intake manifold gaskets but if you have rear A/C it is somewhat longer. A gasket kit is necessary because other gasketed parts are removed...
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How long does it take to change the gasket on the oil pan of a car?
You can get an exact quote by entering your year, make and model at YourMechanic's oil pan gasket replacement service page. To give you an approximation though, the required hours are probably in the range of 8 to 12 hours,...
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oil pan gasket replacement cost
Hello, thank you for writing in. The oil pan gasket can be tricky to replace. Quoting an exact price for this service can also be tricky. Removing the oil pan to access the gasket is the hardest part, and can...
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Was told engine was performing plenty poorly
If you have a valve cover leaking oil onto the spark plugs then it can cause a misfire. This does not mean the leaks are the cause but a possible cause. I would recommend having a mechanic like one from...
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I had my oil pan gasket replaced and car is still leaking oil
Hello, thank you for writing in. An oil leak like this can be tricky. First know that the oil pan, by design, is the lowest component in the oil system, so that gravity will collect the oil in the pan...
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Can I still Drive my 2007 Ford Fivehundred if the intake manifold gasket needs replacement?
If you have a small vacuum leak at the intake manifold then it may be okay to drive it until you get it fixed, but may have running issues or check engine light on. If the intake is leaking coolant...
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H Chad. i have a 2010 range rover sport and theres some oil leaking on one of its valve cover on the right. I had asked some shop
As long as the valve cover is not distorted or cracked, it is re-used. Valve covers can be verified for "flatness" to determine if the sealing surface is distorted. You are asking a good question because IF the sealing surface...
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On a 2001 Chevy Cavalier 2.4 L DOHC do you have tocompletely remove the timing chain cover to remove valve cover?
The cover (or "housing") is not removed. You merely disconnect the timing chain housing at the camshaft housing, but do not remove it from the vehicle. There are specific torque values required on all the fasteners so be sure to...
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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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Valve Cover Gasket 2006 Toyota Highlander
Hi there - a leaking valve cover gasket can cause misfires if spark plugs, plug wires/boots or coils get wet with oil, and there is a risk of fire if oil leaks onto the exhaust manifold. So it makes good...
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Can I use gasket maker as sealant for my oil pan?
Using gasket maker in place of an oil pan gasket works sometimes. However, what I recommend is using a the actual cork/rubber gasket with a thin coat of The Right Stuff brand gasket sealant applied to both the engine block...
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how to replace a oil pan gasket on a 2000 chevy silverado
Oil pan and/or pan gasket replacement on this vehicle has to be performed with the Factory Service Manual in hand. There are just simply too many steps, and too much detail to re-count it all here, not to mention the...
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Valve cover gasket leaking
Anytime you have an oil you should have the repairs needed as soon as possible. An oil leak getting on the hot exhaust can cause an increase risk of fire and also leaking oil can damage components and wiring harnesses....
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What cars and years are interchangable with a 2008 Nissan Altima oil pan gasket - 2008 Nissan Altima
Hi there - the QR25DE engine was introduced by Nissan in 2000, and was used in the following models: Vehicle applications: 1999-2003 Nissan Bassara- 165 hp (123 kW) 2001–2005 Nissan Serena C24- 158 hp (118 kW) 2001-2007 Nissan X-Trail T30...
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I have a 2000 Toyota Corolla. I keep losing oil and it's not leaking on the ground. I changed the spark plugs and found oil on the
Hello, thank you for writing in. While there are several pathways for oil to get to the spark plugs, the most common is the valve cover gasket, and the o-rings located in the spark plug wells. One or both of...
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Is the felt seal in a dodge 318 timing cover set needed?
The felt seal would be used inside the front timing cover in front of the seal as an addition to reduce the amount of seal leakage when the engine is not running and to help keep out excess dirt for...
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I have a 2002 buick rendezvous and I'm looking to possibly swap the 3400 for an lx9 3.5
The re-designed gasket (Fel-Pro, for example, in the aftermarket) for the lower intake manifold on this engine, and the revised installation procedure, provide a 100% effective resolution to the notorious leak issue that you are referring to. With regard to...
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How much will it cost me to replace a oil pan gasket?
The gasket itself is less than $50 and it looks like if you have the N52 engine, it could take in the neighborhood of 8 hours (roughly) to remove and replace. There is quite a bit of disassembly; for example,...

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