Honda Odyssey Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

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Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Estimate for Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey Valve Cover Gasket Replacement costs $313 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$110 to $542
Labor: $70 -$405
Parts: $40 -$137
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$177 to 709
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2004 Honda OdysseyV6-3.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$519.48Shop/Dealer Price$637.73 - $880.82
2000 Honda OdysseyV6-3.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$542.14Shop/Dealer Price$652.20 - $882.19
2007 Honda OdysseyV6-3.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$597.68Shop/Dealer Price$719.79 - $945.07
2009 Honda OdysseyV6-3.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$517.62Shop/Dealer Price$639.92 - $845.61
2006 Honda OdysseyV6-3.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$552.68Shop/Dealer Price$670.68 - $892.87
1996 Honda OdysseyL4-2.2LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$165.82Shop/Dealer Price$200.86 - $281.04
2016 Honda OdysseyV6-3.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$340.70Shop/Dealer Price$412.36 - $571.12
2017 Honda OdysseyV6-3.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$311.32Shop/Dealer Price$378.35 - $517.12
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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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Theodore

12 years of experience
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Theodore
12 years of experience
Theodore is prompt, very personable and competent. I look forward to doing business with him in the future.
1998 HONDA ODYSSEY - VALVE COVER GASKET - EVERETT, WASHINGTON

Tien

19 years of experience
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Tien
19 years of experience
AWESOME. Tien was right on time. He also explained things to me professionally and without brushing me off when I had questions, something which doesn't happen too often in mechanics' environment being a woman. The repair cost was almost half of what I had been quoted by a local shop(!!)...and the convenience! In my opinion it doesn't get any better when it comes to car repairs!!! Did I say AWESOME?! Thank you, Tien!
1997 HONDA ODYSSEY - VALVE COVER GASKET - BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA

Patrick

29 years of experience
711 reviews
Patrick
29 years of experience
The is probably the 5th time I've used Patrick. As usual, he's prompt, knowledgable, patient and effective. He's my primary go-to guy!
2008 HONDA ODYSSEY - VALVE COVER GASKET - AUSTIN, TEXAS
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2004 Honda OdysseyV6-3.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$519.48Shop/Dealer Price$637.73 - $880.82
2000 Honda OdysseyV6-3.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$542.14Shop/Dealer Price$652.20 - $882.19
2007 Honda OdysseyV6-3.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$597.68Shop/Dealer Price$719.79 - $945.07
2009 Honda OdysseyV6-3.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$517.62Shop/Dealer Price$639.92 - $845.61
2006 Honda OdysseyV6-3.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$552.68Shop/Dealer Price$670.68 - $892.87
1996 Honda OdysseyL4-2.2LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$165.82Shop/Dealer Price$200.86 - $281.04
2016 Honda OdysseyV6-3.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$340.70Shop/Dealer Price$412.36 - $571.12
2017 Honda OdysseyV6-3.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$311.32Shop/Dealer Price$378.35 - $517.12
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