BMW X5 Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

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Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Estimate for BMW X5

BMW X5 Valve Cover Gasket Replacement costs $522 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$260 to $851
Labor: $147 -$612
Parts: $113 -$239
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$428 to 1133
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2009 BMW X5L6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$554.94Shop/Dealer Price$719.28 - $1016.88
2007 BMW X5L6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$589.94Shop/Dealer Price$745.34 - $1036.22
2016 BMW X5L4-2.0L Turbo HybridService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$712.62Shop/Dealer Price$912.67 - $1238.56
2001 BMW X5V8-4.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$735.24Shop/Dealer Price$966.71 - $1372.75
2003 BMW X5L6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$615.88Shop/Dealer Price$780.94 - $1168.48
2009 BMW X5L6-3.0L Turbo DieselService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$617.52Shop/Dealer Price$782.53 - $1033.14
2010 BMW X5L6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$554.94Shop/Dealer Price$701.98 - $986.59
2002 BMW X5V8-4.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$735.24Shop/Dealer Price$939.92 - $1325.87
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Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Service & Cost

Why is the valve cover gasket important?

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.

Replacing a valve gasket cover:

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

When the valve gasket cover could be the problem:

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.

Why replacing a faulty valve gasket cover is crucial:

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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Nicholas

7 years of experience
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Nicholas
7 years of experience
Nick was great. On time and very honest. Gave straight answer to all the questions. Highly recommend!!!
2009 BMW X5 - VALVE COVER GASKET - HOUSTON, TEXAS

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16 years of experience
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Kenneth
16 years of experience
Kenneth was very helpful and knowledgeable. He has went beyond the norm in my case and is greatly appreciated. Will recommend him to others for sure.
2007 BMW X5 - VALVE COVER GASKET - BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA

Tien

19 years of experience
623 reviews
Tien
19 years of experience
Tien notified me that he was running late and when he arrived he immediately worked on the car. He replaced my thermostat, drained the oil and change the oil filter, replaced the oil drain plug and replaced my expansion tank and removed the valve cover to replace the valve cover gasket. We are missing the expansion tank hose. Tien ordered upper radiator and lower radiator hose and asked me schedule another appointment. I scheduled my next appointment hoping all the parts are here next time so Tien can complete the valve cover gasket and continue to troubleshoot the cooling system.
2001 BMW X5 - VALVE COVER GASKET - ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2009 BMW X5L6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$554.94Shop/Dealer Price$719.28 - $1016.88
2007 BMW X5L6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$589.94Shop/Dealer Price$745.34 - $1036.22
2016 BMW X5L4-2.0L Turbo HybridService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$712.62Shop/Dealer Price$912.67 - $1238.56
2001 BMW X5V8-4.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$735.24Shop/Dealer Price$966.71 - $1372.75
2003 BMW X5L6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$615.88Shop/Dealer Price$780.94 - $1168.48
2009 BMW X5L6-3.0L Turbo DieselService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$617.52Shop/Dealer Price$782.53 - $1033.14
2010 BMW X5L6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$554.94Shop/Dealer Price$701.98 - $986.59
2002 BMW X5V8-4.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$735.24Shop/Dealer Price$939.92 - $1325.87
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