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Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Estimate for BMW 328i xDrive

BMW 328i xDrive Valve Cover Gasket Replacement costs $382 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$377 to $434
Labor: $343 -$392
Parts: $34 -$42
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2011 BMW 328i xDriveL6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$411.22Shop/Dealer Price$552.78 - $697.33
2012 BMW 328i xDriveL6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$411.22Shop/Dealer Price$553.37 - $698.36
2010 BMW 328i xDriveL6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$411.22Shop/Dealer Price$552.99 - $697.69
2015 BMW 328i xDriveL4-2.0L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$426.78Shop/Dealer Price$572.62 - $729.12
2014 BMW 328i xDriveL4-2.0L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$426.78Shop/Dealer Price$572.33 - $728.62
2016 BMW 328i xDriveL4-2.0L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$426.78Shop/Dealer Price$572.19 - $728.38
2013 BMW 328i xDriveL4-2.0L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$426.78Shop/Dealer Price$572.97 - $729.75
2009 BMW 328i xDriveL6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$411.22Shop/Dealer Price$553.35 - $698.32
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Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Service & Cost

What is the Valve Cover Gasket all about?

The valve cover is a metal cover that is found on very top of the engine. The valve cover is attached to the engine by a gasket made of rubber or cork. The valve cover and gasket seal the top of the engine and prevent oil leaks. These covers are removable so the mechanic can access the valves for adjustment. Because of the high temperature of the engine, it is common for the valve cover gasket to get brittle and break. If the gasket is worn out, it will leak engine oil and the top of the engine will be covered in oil. Since the engine is losing oil, running the car for too long without an inspection and repair can cause engine damage.

Keep in mind:

When the valve cover gasket is replaced, the valve cover should be inspected as well.

How it's done:

  • Inspect the valve cover for leaks.
  • Remove and replace the valve cover gasket(s) if faulty.

Our recommendation:

If you notice oil on the ground beneath your car, get your car inspected as soon as you can. Do not drive the car for too long with low engine oil. If they see an oil leak, most mechanics will inspect the valve cover gasket first. Schedule regular oil changes to minimize the sludge formation in your engine.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Valve Cover Gasket?

  • Oil is leaking.
  • Debris and oil around the valve cover.
  • Slight oil smell.
  • Oil found in spark plug wells.

How important is this service?

Your engine’s internal pieces are lubricated with oil. This oil needs to stay in the engine, because the engine relies on it, and it can be harmful if it leaks out. To keep the oil where it belongs, your engine is sealed in many places. On the top, your engine is sealed by the valve cover. This valve cover has a gasket (which is made out of rubber or cork), which seals the cover to the engine, and keeps any oil from leaking out.

If the gasket deteriorates, oil will begin to leak out. If the oil leaks out, your engine will not be properly lubricated, and serious engine damage can occur. Oil that leaks out through the valve cover gasket can also fall into the exhaust system and ignite an engine fire.

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BMW 328i xDrive Repair

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GREAT mechanic work fast, and answered all my questions.
2011 BMW 328I - VALVE COVER GASKET - JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

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Its sad for us to comment about our awful experience as we were really in the need of a mechanic that would help us take care of an urgent situation... Unfortunately the experience was not at all what we needed nor what we were expecting... Hopefully this was just an exceptional situation as we understand that Chet has a lot of experience under his belt.
2009 BMW X5 - VALVE COVER GASKET - CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA

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Emmette
32 years of experience
Emmette arrived a bit early, seemed to know what he was doing, and made this first-time customer feel confident about his expertise. It is not easy to hand over your baby's keys to someone from this kind of online service. He also completed his job on time, and helped answer few of my questions along the way. I will post an update to this review after a month.
2009 BMW 328I - VALVE COVER GASKET - FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA

Martin

25 years of experience
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25 years of experience
He is awesome and very knowledgeable. I would use him again 100%
2010 BMW X5 - VALVE COVER GASKET - HENDERSONVILLE, TENNESSEE
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2011 BMW 328i xDriveL6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$411.22Shop/Dealer Price$552.78 - $697.33
2012 BMW 328i xDriveL6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$411.22Shop/Dealer Price$553.37 - $698.36
2010 BMW 328i xDriveL6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$411.22Shop/Dealer Price$552.99 - $697.69
2015 BMW 328i xDriveL4-2.0L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$426.78Shop/Dealer Price$572.62 - $729.12
2014 BMW 328i xDriveL4-2.0L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$426.78Shop/Dealer Price$572.33 - $728.62
2016 BMW 328i xDriveL4-2.0L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$426.78Shop/Dealer Price$572.19 - $728.38
2013 BMW 328i xDriveL4-2.0L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$426.78Shop/Dealer Price$572.97 - $729.75
2009 BMW 328i xDriveL6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$411.22Shop/Dealer Price$553.35 - $698.32
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