Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Pump Cover Gasket

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Cost of Replacing 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. Our certified technicians can come to you and diagnose the problem. You will receive a $30 credit towards any follow-up repairs that result from the diagnostic. Following are example prices for Oil Pump Cover Gasket Replacement. Click on the button below to get an upfront quote for your car.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Honda Civic $122 $51.58 $70.00 23% $159.08
2004 Honda Civic $122 $51.58 $70.00 23% $159.08
2003 Honda Civic $122 $51.58 $70.00 23% $159.08
2008 Acura TL $291 $10.75 $280.00 34% $440.75
2003 Acura TL $291 $10.75 $280.00 34% $440.75
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How to Diagnose a Bad or Failing Oil Pump Cover Gasket?

Oil Pump Cover Gasket

Oil is the lifeblood of your car's engine and getting enough oil pumped into your engine is the only way that the internal moving parts can get the lubrication they need. The oil pump is in charge of making sure that there is enough oil put into the engine. Without a properly working pump, the engine can have little or no oil pressure and have problems running. The oil pump cover gasket is mounted beneath this part to ensure that there are no leakage issues. These types of gaskets are generally made from either rubber or paper material.

Due to the high amount of heat that the engine produces, eventually these gaskets will begin to deteriorate. Noticing the signs that the oil pump cover gasket has gone bad can save you a lot of trouble. Normally, there will be a number of signs that this part has gone bad and here are some of them.

1. Oil leaking near the timing cover

When you start to notice that there is oil leaking near the timing cover of your car, it is probably time to replace the oil pump cover gasket. Getting too much oil in or around the timing cover can damage important parts contained within. Damaging timing components can be very bad for the engine and can be prevented by changing out the oil pump cover gasket.

2. Oil leaking near the intake manifold

Another place that you may notice oil when the oil pump cover gasket is leaking is near the intake manifold. The intake manifold is a vital part of the air and fuel system, which means having it covered with oil from the leaking gasket can be very problematic. Oil can cause various sensors to fail and oil to be introduced into the air system. Replacing the gasket as soon as this is noticed can help you to reduce a number of different repair issues down the line.

3. Lower than normal oil pressure

Most of the vehicles on the market have either an oil pressure gauge or low oil light built into the instrument cluster. If you start to experience lower than normal oil pressure, then you will have to figure out what is causing it. The proper oil pressure is critical in the operation of the engine. If the oil pump cover gasket is leaking, it will let a large amount of pressure out of the engine. This can lead to permanent damage if left unaddressed.

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