Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Estimate for Mercedes-Benz 260E

Mercedes-Benz 260E Valve Cover Gasket Replacement costs $100 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$100 to $111
Labor: $77 -$88
Parts: $23
Average Dealer price
$148
Average Shop price
$120
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 260EL6-2.6LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$101.82Shop/Dealer Price$135.98 - $175.55
1987 Mercedes-Benz 260EL6-2.6LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$101.36Shop/Dealer Price$135.53 - $174.87
1988 Mercedes-Benz 260EL6-2.6LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$101.36Shop/Dealer Price$135.45 - $174.72
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Trung called and arrived a bit earlier which I told him he could do that since I'm already back in my location. He took care of it like a pro and fast. I found out he has to drive from quite a distance away to my location which make me feel bad. My Mercedes warning light was all reset after the oil change and everything is back to normal. Found a minor leak in trans axle. Awesome job Trung. Keep up the good work.
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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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