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Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Estimate for Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan Valve Cover Gasket Replacement costs $335 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$332 to $379
Labor: $308 -$352
Parts: $24 -$27
Average Dealer price
$457 to 463
Average Shop price
$397 to 400
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2009 Volkswagen TiguanL4-2.0L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$336.91Shop/Dealer Price$408.02 - $477.62
2013 Volkswagen TiguanL4-2.0L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$333.40Shop/Dealer Price$403.94 - $471.13
2011 Volkswagen TiguanL4-2.0L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$336.37Shop/Dealer Price$407.46 - $476.73
2014 Volkswagen TiguanL4-2.0L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$333.40Shop/Dealer Price$403.84 - $470.95
2010 Volkswagen TiguanL4-2.0L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$336.91Shop/Dealer Price$408.07 - $477.70
2012 Volkswagen TiguanL4-2.0L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$333.88Shop/Dealer Price$404.22 - $471.53
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Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Service & Cost

What is the Valve Cover Gasket all about?

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.

How it's done:

  • Inspect the valve cover for leaks.
  • Remove and replace the valve cover gasket(s) if faulty.

Our recommendation:

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.

How important is this service?

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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Very pleasant and professional. Did what was expected in a timely manner. Only thing that was not right was he showed up waaay early. Lucky I was home. Otherwise, good job!
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I was in the middle of replacing the starter to my 97 VW Jetta all on my own, and the end was in sight. I had successfully taken the starter out, so I just needed to reverse my steps and install the new one. Little did I know, that the hole for the top 8" bolt was slightly misaligned (no wonder it took a bit of tugging and pulling to take out) and getting it back in was near impossible. Since it was so long, it went through the starter, transmission chassis, and then into a motor mount chassis. I tried to raise the motor via various jack points along the engine/transmission, but nothing would allow me to get the bolt back in. I was pretty frustrated and at my wits end. Enter Grzegorz. Grzegorz arrived on the scene and instantly started loosening all the motor mount bolts that held the entire motor/transmission in place. He was even able to loosen one of the motor mounts that I was unable to, as well as quickly locate 2 other motor mounts to loosen as well. Once that was done, I helped him slowly jack up the transmission as he was looking down the bolt shaft w/ his mirror. After he told me to stop, he was able to insert the bolt problem free. Everything after that was downhill and a piece of cake. I was extremely impressed with Grzegorz's knowledge of cars, specifically what motor mount bolts needed to be loosened, as well as his wide array of tools that he had at his disposal. He had a special ratchet or wrench for every occasion, and knew how to use them as well. His services are perfect if you're a big DIY guy like I am, and end up finding yourself in a tight spot. Sometimes walk-throughs and online car forums can only get you so far. To get you the rest of the way, you need a mechanic like Grzegorz from YourMechanic.
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It was a pleasant experience. Job well done and in a timely manner.
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11 years of experience
Arrived early which is always a plus for me! Was able to put in a new start quickly, something I know would take a full day at a mechanics shop!
2004 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - CAR STARTER REPAIR
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2009 Volkswagen TiguanL4-2.0L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$336.91Shop/Dealer Price$408.02 - $477.62
2013 Volkswagen TiguanL4-2.0L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$333.40Shop/Dealer Price$403.94 - $471.13
2011 Volkswagen TiguanL4-2.0L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$336.37Shop/Dealer Price$407.46 - $476.73
2014 Volkswagen TiguanL4-2.0L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$333.40Shop/Dealer Price$403.84 - $470.95
2010 Volkswagen TiguanL4-2.0L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$336.91Shop/Dealer Price$408.07 - $477.70
2012 Volkswagen TiguanL4-2.0L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$333.88Shop/Dealer Price$404.22 - $471.53
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