Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Rocker cover gasket

asked by on

BMW replaced rocker cover gasket and this did not solve problem so took back in to BMW they said new gasket was cracked ( faulty ) so replaced again . Still problems so took back in garage and they now saying head gasket will need replacing . Would the above effected the head gasket in anyway ? Thank you

My car has 64589 miles.

A: Hello. The head gasket normally would not h...

Hello. The head gasket normally would not have any effect on the rocker cover gasket as these separate two different areas of the cylinder heads. However, it is not out of the question that if the cylinder head is bad, as this may have affected both gaskets. You may want to see if there was any warranty on the original work done. If you want to get a second opinion on this elsewhere, a qualified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car's location to inspect the car and let you know what should be done (as head gaskets can be an expensive repair job).

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My car is losing coolant from tailpipe

Hi there. According to what you've described, it does sound like your mechanic was correct; a blown head gasket. The radiator reservoir leak may have lead to the blown head gasket by causing a low coolant level, thus resulting in...

Q: hi after month ago m bmw 325i 2002 lost oil and ia had to add 2 qurts every 500 t0 1000 mile what is the problem

Check for any obvious oil leaks. Given your mileage, a failed rear main crankshaft oil seal is the most likely the cause of this oil consumption. In addition, if any of the crankcase ventilation components (like the PCV) have become...

Q: Car won't start after having radio playing

When you buy a new battery, it has been sitting on the shelf for who knows how long and may start with a lower voltage. When you start the vehicle and test the battery while the engine is running,...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.