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
2008 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$92.44Shop/Dealer Price$112.57 - $140.29
2012 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$100.92Shop/Dealer Price$123.24 - $157.37
2005 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$172.20Shop/Dealer Price$209.92 - $264.21
2003 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$144.23Shop/Dealer Price$177.35 - $243.94
2010 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$101.50Shop/Dealer Price$123.91 - $158.43
2005 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$145.63Shop/Dealer Price$179.05 - $246.66
2010 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$235.47Shop/Dealer Price$286.23 - $346.50
2012 Kia OptimaL4-2.4L HybridService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$100.92Shop/Dealer Price$123.23 - $157.36
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Parts required for a Kia Optima Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

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2012 KIA OPTIMA - OIL CHANGE
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Noe
31 years of experience
Noe was polite, kind, and professional. I would have him back again to work on my vehicle.
2001 KIA OPTIMA - IDLE CONTROL VALVE REPLACEMENT
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Luis
12 years of experience
He was professional and courteous but I have to jump my car off every time I want to go somewhere. The lights and everything comes on fine so I think something from the battery may not be connected to the starter properly. I say this because a friend had a similar problem. Now I have to call again. Thankfully I am off but its a Sunday so I don't know if I will be able to get anyone.
2004 KIA OPTIMA - CAR STARTER REPAIR
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Terrell
36 years of experience
Now, my car can accelerate without any vibration. Thanks, Terry.
2003 KIA OPTIMA - SPARK PLUG 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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