Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

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Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Estimate for Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Valve Cover Gasket Replacement costs $149 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$89 to $469
Labor: $70 -$351
Parts: $19 -$118
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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500V8-5.3LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$136.96Shop/Dealer Price$166.55 - $210.66
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500V8-5.3LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$173.06Shop/Dealer Price$206.13 - $265.28
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500V8-6.2LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$211.20Shop/Dealer Price$255.50 - $344.53
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500V8-6.0L HybridService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$476.88Shop/Dealer Price$589.94 - $789.41
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500V8-4.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$159.06Shop/Dealer Price$192.55 - $252.01
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500V8-6.0L HybridService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$481.84Shop/Dealer Price$577.28 - $766.33
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500V6-4.3LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$140.98Shop/Dealer Price$170.08 - $231.83
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500V6-4.3LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$109.32Shop/Dealer Price$131.74 - $170.68
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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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Alex was nice and thorough with explaining the things wrong with my car and what he was doing! I would definitely recommend him and stay with him for any future appointments.
2000 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 - VALVE COVER GASKET - GARLAND, TEXAS

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14 years of experience
Joseph did a great job with the work he did. He was supposed to change tie rod ends but didn't.
2007 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 - VALVE COVER GASKET - MIDDLE RIVER, MARYLAND

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Anthony was on time and did a great job. Very thankful for his time and effort.
2007 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 - VALVE COVER GASKET - FORT WORTH, TEXAS
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500V8-5.3LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$136.96Shop/Dealer Price$166.55 - $210.66
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500V8-5.3LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$173.06Shop/Dealer Price$206.13 - $265.28
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500V8-6.2LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$211.20Shop/Dealer Price$255.50 - $344.53
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500V8-6.0L HybridService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$476.88Shop/Dealer Price$589.94 - $789.41
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500V8-4.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$159.06Shop/Dealer Price$192.55 - $252.01
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500V8-6.0L HybridService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$481.84Shop/Dealer Price$577.28 - $766.33
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500V6-4.3LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$140.98Shop/Dealer Price$170.08 - $231.83
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500V6-4.3LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$109.32Shop/Dealer Price$131.74 - $170.68
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