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Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Estimate for Volvo 264

Volvo 264 Valve Cover Gasket Replacement costs $197 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$192 to $233
Labor: $175 -$200
Parts: $17 -$33
Average Dealer price
$266 to 299
Average Shop price
$229 to 250
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1981 Volvo 264L4-2.1LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$199.70Shop/Dealer Price$242.18 - $287.93
1981 Volvo 264V6-2.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$192.81Shop/Dealer Price$233.74 - $274.45
1980 Volvo 264V6-2.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$192.81Shop/Dealer Price$233.63 - $274.26
1978 Volvo 264V6-2.7LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$192.81Shop/Dealer Price$233.68 - $274.35
1982 Volvo 264V6-2.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$193.15Shop/Dealer Price$234.02 - $274.87
1980 Volvo 264L4-2.1LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$199.70Shop/Dealer Price$242.16 - $287.91
1980 Volvo 264L6-2.4L DieselService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$211.22Shop/Dealer Price$256.79 - $311.34
1979 Volvo 264V6-2.7LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$192.81Shop/Dealer Price$233.73 - $274.44
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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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Robert showed up for the 4 p.m. appointment today to look at my 2004 Volvo XC90. He was courteous, and tried his best to evaluate the problem. A foreign vehicle is very hard to disagnose, and I believe that after my experience with both Robert and another car mechanic at a different shop (who looked at the Volvo as well and did not charge us for diagnoses, since he could not figure out the problem) that it takes a Volvo specialist to evalute and to accurately diagnize the problem with this vehicle. Robert made a couple of guesses, however, he did not know exactly what the problem was. He told me that the car needed to be placed on a jack high in the air to completely diagnose the problem. He said I needed to take the car to a Kaufman tire to get a complete diagnoses while the car was on a jack high up in the air. He told me it would take 2 people to diagnose the problem. Robert tried his best, however your company did not have the resouses & equipment to accurately diagnose the problem (jack lift) according to Robert. Also Robert said it would take two people to diagnose the problem as well. I am going to take the Volvo to someone who works with Volvo's to accuratley diagnose the problem. I am confident that you will refund the $70 charge that you charged my credit card since Robert told me he was not able to accuretly diagnose the problem. Thank you. Rich Whitmer 404-379-1625
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1981 Volvo 264L4-2.1LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$199.70Shop/Dealer Price$242.18 - $287.93
1981 Volvo 264V6-2.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$192.81Shop/Dealer Price$233.74 - $274.45
1980 Volvo 264V6-2.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$192.81Shop/Dealer Price$233.63 - $274.26
1978 Volvo 264V6-2.7LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$192.81Shop/Dealer Price$233.68 - $274.35
1982 Volvo 264V6-2.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$193.15Shop/Dealer Price$234.02 - $274.87
1980 Volvo 264L4-2.1LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$199.70Shop/Dealer Price$242.16 - $287.91
1980 Volvo 264L6-2.4L DieselService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$211.22Shop/Dealer Price$256.79 - $311.34
1979 Volvo 264V6-2.7LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$192.81Shop/Dealer Price$233.73 - $274.44
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