Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Estimate for Volvo 242

Volvo 242 Valve Cover Gasket Replacement costs $93 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

Skip the repair shop - our mechanics come to you
YourMechanic Price
$93 to $103
Labor: $70 -$80
Parts: $23
Average Dealer price
$139
Average Shop price
$112
Get an instant quote for your car
Our mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing
Get a quote
CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1983 Volvo 242L4-2.1LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$94.95Shop/Dealer Price$115.71 - $145.31
1983 Volvo 242L4-2.3LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$94.49Shop/Dealer Price$115.20 - $144.51
1984 Volvo 242L4-2.1L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$94.49Shop/Dealer Price$115.15 - $144.43
1982 Volvo 242L4-2.1L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$94.49Shop/Dealer Price$115.17 - $144.46
1984 Volvo 242L4-2.3LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$94.95Shop/Dealer Price$115.72 - $145.33
1982 Volvo 242L4-2.3LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$94.95Shop/Dealer Price$115.70 - $145.30
1982 Volvo 242L4-2.1LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$95.06Shop/Dealer Price$115.94 - $145.69
1983 Volvo 242L4-2.1L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$94.49Shop/Dealer Price$115.20 - $144.50
Show example Volvo 242 Valve Cover Gasket Replacement prices

Meet some of our expert Volvo mechanics

Real customer reviews from Volvo owners like you.

341 reviews
Honorio
14 years of experience
Honorio was punctual and very helpful. He immediately identified the problem and attempted all the low hanging fixes. He was also very thorough in his test drives attempting multiple configurations of my sparkplugs and coils in an attempt to identify the exact issue. He was also surprisingly knowledgeable about older Volvos. I would gladly use Honorio again for all my automotive needs.
1997 VOLVO 960 - CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON INSPECTION
Want Honorio's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
197 reviews
Jeff
22 years of experience
Jeff was absolutely friendly, great guy. He did his best to figure out what was wrong with the Volvo. He determined that the fan was not coming on when it was suppose to. Jeff gave us a thorough explanation what he thought was going on and suggested that we take the Volvo to the Volvo dealer ship. If needed we will definitely call and ask for Jeff to come out and service our other vehicle. Thank you! Michelle
2001 VOLVO S80 - CAR IS NOT GETTING ENOUGH POWER INSPECTION
Want Jeff's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
75 reviews
Timothy
17 years of experience
Tim was great, when you realize the value of an honest mechanic, I feel quite fortunate.
1993 VOLVO 940 - ALTERNATOR REPAIR
Want Timothy's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
58 reviews
Carlos
7 years of experience
Carlos has now been to our house to work on both of our vehicles. We feel he has been forthcoming and honest about anything we discussed with him about repairs. He has always been on time, or early, and seems to take pride in his work. We would definitely call him again.
1998 VOLVO V70 - MASS AIRFLOW SENSOR REPLACEMENT
Want Carlos's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!

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.

Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Estimates for Popular Volvo Models