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Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Estimate for Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta Valve Cover Gasket Replacement costs $194 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$87 to $960
Labor: $70 -$744
Parts: $17 -$216
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$129 to 1326
Average Shop price
$107 to 1069
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2008 Volkswagen JettaL5-2.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$159.24Shop/Dealer Price$194.40 - $255.22
1999 Volkswagen JettaL4-1.9L Turbo DieselService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$533.92Shop/Dealer Price$660.12 - $1010.10
2013 Volkswagen JettaL4-2.0L Turbo DieselService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$532.56Shop/Dealer Price$643.25 - $859.32
1997 Volkswagen JettaV6-2.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$376.36Shop/Dealer Price$467.76 - $681.08
1991 Volkswagen JettaL4-1.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$107.84Shop/Dealer Price$130.32 - $168.46
2004 Volkswagen JettaL4-2.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$177.44Shop/Dealer Price$212.82 - $284.04
2011 Volkswagen JettaL5-2.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$159.24Shop/Dealer Price$193.59 - $253.81
2004 Volkswagen JettaV6-2.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$760.56Shop/Dealer Price$927.63 - $1295.69
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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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Miguel
32 years of experience
Excellent service. Showed up on time and got the job done quicker than expected. Will definitely recommend him to anyone who needs work done.
2001 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - VALVE COVER GASKET REPLACEMENT - JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

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15 years of experience
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15 years of experience
Ryan is the man, anyone willing to come to your house on a Sunday while it's snowing and still do a great job, is always welcome to fix on my car any day of the week. Thanks Ryan
2003 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - VALVE COVER GASKET - OGDEN, UTAH

Theodore

13 years of experience
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Theodore
13 years of experience
Very good guy. Knows his job very well had has a good sense of humor. I recommend him to anyone. Very reliable.
2000 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - VALVE COVER GASKET - RENTON, WASHINGTON

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20 years of experience
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Rusty
20 years of experience
great experience, he's very knowledgable and I will definitely book him in the future
2011 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - VALVE COVER GASKET - ARLINGTON, TEXAS
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2008 Volkswagen JettaL5-2.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$159.24Shop/Dealer Price$194.40 - $255.22
1999 Volkswagen JettaL4-1.9L Turbo DieselService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$533.92Shop/Dealer Price$660.12 - $1010.10
2013 Volkswagen JettaL4-2.0L Turbo DieselService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$532.56Shop/Dealer Price$643.25 - $859.32
1997 Volkswagen JettaV6-2.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$376.36Shop/Dealer Price$467.76 - $681.08
1991 Volkswagen JettaL4-1.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$107.84Shop/Dealer Price$130.32 - $168.46
2004 Volkswagen JettaL4-2.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$177.44Shop/Dealer Price$212.82 - $284.04
2011 Volkswagen JettaL5-2.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$159.24Shop/Dealer Price$193.59 - $253.81
2004 Volkswagen JettaV6-2.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$760.56Shop/Dealer Price$927.63 - $1295.69
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