Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Estimate for Kia Optima

Kia Optima Valve Cover Gasket Replacement costs $147 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$91 to $294
Labor: $70 -$224
Parts: $21 -$70
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$135 to 401
Average Shop price
$109 to 321
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2004 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$173.07Shop/Dealer Price$210.97 - $265.87
2002 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$144.23Shop/Dealer Price$177.37 - $243.99
2004 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$144.23Shop/Dealer Price$177.33 - $243.91
2006 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$144.23Shop/Dealer Price$177.35 - $243.94
2001 Kia OptimaV6-2.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$175.68Shop/Dealer Price$214.26 - $271.14
2010 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$235.28Shop/Dealer Price$285.75 - $345.69
2011 Kia OptimaL4-2.0L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$101.65Shop/Dealer Price$124.16 - $158.85
2001 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$144.23Shop/Dealer Price$177.37 - $243.98
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Parts required for a Kia Optima Valve Cover Gasket 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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