Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Estimate for Cadillac 60 Special

Cadillac 60 Special Valve Cover Gasket Replacement costs $185 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$184 to $207
Labor: $161 -$184
Parts: $23
Average Dealer price
$260
Average Shop price
$221
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1993 Cadillac 60 SpecialV8-4.9LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$185.99Shop/Dealer Price$250.68 - $313.26
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Joshua
22 years of experience
Josh was fantastic. This was the first time I have used this service and as a dealer I will be using this more and more for pre-inspections and repairs going forward and be recommending it to customers as well. It sure beats taking a car to our local mechanic and having to sort out drop off and pick up etc... Steve
1988 CADILLAC DEVILLE - STARTER REPLACEMENT
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Peter
38 years of experience
Paul was on time he actually called me and said he was there ahead of time I said I was still at work he said I'll be here waiting for you overall I would give Paul 5 stars very professional and you ask him questions he answer your question I'll be having Paul work on my car from now on thanks Paul for fixing my car
1995 CADILLAC DEVILLE - FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR REPLACEMENT
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Patrick
27 years of experience
My 2007 Cadillac SRX AWD V6 was pinging on acceleration, had lost engine pep and the gas mileage had dropped to about 10 miles per gallon. The car has 97,000 miles on it and Cadillac recommends changing spark plugs at 100,000 miles. I called Cadillac and got a quote of $ 550. Wow! I called your mechanic and got a quote for $ 299.00. I asked for Patrick, who I had used before. Patrick came and and did a pretty involved job disassembling the top of the engine to reach the spark plugs and replaced them in about 3 hours. Patrick noted that the old plugs were very worn and that the spark plug tubes and the spark tubes had oil at the bottom of them. He told me that might be because the seal at the bottom of the spark plug tubes had failed, allowing oil from inside the valve cover to get into the spark plug tubes. I did some research and found that these seals failing is a relatively common issue in SRX's as well as other vehicles. The seals are not expensive but it appears that to replace them, the top of the engine would need to be disassembled again plus the valve cover on each side would also have to be removed, Then the seals could be installed and everything reassembled. That's most likely an expensive job. I drove the car after the new plugs were installed. Quite a difference. The car has its pep back, the mileage is starting to rise back to normal levels, and although I still get a slight ping at times, at this point it is about 90 % less than I was getting. My question is if I do nothing about the spark plug tube seals, will my issues return? Notes about this indicate that at some point the spark plugs are fouled enough to cause engine error faults and misfires if the spark plug tube seals are not replaced. Now I have to decide if I want to spend the money to have the new seals installed or take my chances and see what happens. If you read this Patrick, I would appreciate your best guess. Patrick is a very good mechanic. My dad ran an auto parts store, a garage and a machine shop for 25 years so I do know a few things about cars and know a good mechanic when I see one. If you need an excellent mechanic who is also honest, look no further than Patrick.
2007 CADILLAC SRX - SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT
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Jose
10 years of experience
Timely, quick, and did a wonderful job on fixing my vehicle
2007 CADILLAC CTS - ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT
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All about Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

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.

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