Nissan Xterra Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

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Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Estimate for Nissan Xterra

Nissan Xterra Valve Cover Gasket Replacement costs $285 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$119 to $524
Labor: $70 -$378
Parts: $49 -$146
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$195 to 697
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$148 to 545
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2002 Nissan XterraL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$168.28Shop/Dealer Price$207.03 - $291.38
2008 Nissan XterraV6-4.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$405.68Shop/Dealer Price$491.81 - $690.11
2007 Nissan XterraV6-4.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$405.68Shop/Dealer Price$494.36 - $694.56
2003 Nissan XterraV6-3.3L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$505.68Shop/Dealer Price$626.57 - $863.87
2010 Nissan XterraV6-4.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$384.68Shop/Dealer Price$471.44 - $670.20
2015 Nissan XterraV6-4.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$314.44Shop/Dealer Price$379.58 - $522.62
2001 Nissan XterraL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$168.28Shop/Dealer Price$204.21 - $286.43
2003 Nissan XterraL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$168.28Shop/Dealer Price$205.44 - $288.60
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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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Sam

13 years of experience
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Sam
13 years of experience
I appreciated that he was always on time and ready to work. He worked carefully and very professionally. He also explained several things I did not know about some specifics of the valve cover job that he was doing. This was very useful information.
2011 NISSAN XTERRA - VALVE COVER GASKET - SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Gary

31 years of experience
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31 years of experience
Punctual, polite, professional and personable....can't ask for much more than that!! Using YourMechanic is the best decision I've made in a while. I couldn't be happier or more pleased!
2000 NISSAN XTERRA - VALVE COVER GASKET - MARIETTA, GEORGIA

Joseph

23 years of experience
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Joseph
23 years of experience
He did a great job and came back to finish the job in flying colors. He deserves a A+ for his work and his personal manners and consideration of his customers I would recommend him to any of my friends and family for their repair needs..
2003 NISSAN XTERRA - VALVE COVER GASKET - KATY, TEXAS
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2002 Nissan XterraL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$168.28Shop/Dealer Price$207.03 - $291.38
2008 Nissan XterraV6-4.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$405.68Shop/Dealer Price$491.81 - $690.11
2007 Nissan XterraV6-4.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$405.68Shop/Dealer Price$494.36 - $694.56
2003 Nissan XterraV6-3.3L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$505.68Shop/Dealer Price$626.57 - $863.87
2010 Nissan XterraV6-4.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$384.68Shop/Dealer Price$471.44 - $670.20
2015 Nissan XterraV6-4.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$314.44Shop/Dealer Price$379.58 - $522.62
2001 Nissan XterraL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$168.28Shop/Dealer Price$204.21 - $286.43
2003 Nissan XterraL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$168.28Shop/Dealer Price$205.44 - $288.60
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