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 400
Average Shop price
$109 to 321
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2003 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$145.58Shop/Dealer Price$179.00 - $246.58
2002 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$174.72Shop/Dealer Price$213.16 - $269.40
2005 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$172.17Shop/Dealer Price$209.90 - $264.16
2015 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$99.50Shop/Dealer Price$121.43 - $154.48
2007 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$235.26Shop/Dealer Price$285.76 - $345.73
2001 Kia OptimaV6-2.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$175.64Shop/Dealer Price$214.18 - $271.00
2001 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$145.93Shop/Dealer Price$179.52 - $247.43
2006 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$234.54Shop/Dealer Price$285.01 - $344.54
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Parts required for a Kia Optima Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

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Peter
38 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and communicated the problem to me in terms I understand. It was a very difficult problem to diagnose but Pete took his time and figured it out and fixed the issue. Pete called the following day to follow up and make sure everyting was working. I am very pleased and will reccomend this company to everyone that needs a trustworthy capable mechanic.
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Trung
7 years of experience
Trung was right on time and completed the job in a breeze. He was knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend.
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Allen
31 years of experience
Very friendly and went above and beyond to get the job done!
2001 KIA OPTIMA - CAR AC COMPRESSOR REPLACEMENT
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Luis
12 years of experience
Good service - he was able to determine the cause of the noise on the steering column. He was unable to fix it on the spot since replacing the part required shop tools for precision.
2011 KIA OPTIMA - CAR IS MAKING A NOISE INSPECTION
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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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