Exhaust Manifold Gasket Replacement at your home or office in Alameda.

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How much does Exhaust Manifold Gasket Replacement cost in Alameda?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Alameda. Our mechanics in Alameda are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Alameda.

Exhaust Manifold Gasket Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2016 Buick LaCrosse$437$19.49$417.9511%$492.49
2008 Mazda Tribute$458$39.64$417.9510%$512.64
2013 Ford Police Interceptor Sedan$470$89.56$379.969%$519.56
2011 BMW 750i xDrive$1378$105.22$1272.8610%$1545.72
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK350$372$39.20$332.4610%$415.45
2013 Jaguar XFR-S$564$155.89$408.458%$618.14

Exhaust Manifold Gasket Replacement Service

What is the Exhaust Manifold Gasket all about?

Depending on your engine and type of vehicle, the exhaust manifold can either be a set of pipes or it can be a cast iron manifold assembly. Essentially the exhaust manifold takes the burned exhaust gases from the engine’s cylinders and ejects the gas through the exhaust system and out through the car's tail pipe. The exhaust manifold gasket seals the surface of the exhaust manifold to the surface of the cylinder head, preventing leaks in the system. Over time, the constant expansion and contraction of the components (caused by constant heating and cooling in the engine), may cause the gasket to leak. These leaks can be hazardous as hot exhaust gases escape and can damage other components in the engine compartment. A leaky exhaust manifold gasket can also impact engine performance.

Keep in mind:

Sometimes an exhaust manifold starts to leak because a mounting bolt has broken. If this happens, the mechanic will have to remove the broken bolt or stud, which can increase the labor time needed to fix the problem. Your mechanic may charge you an additional fee, depending on the severity of the situation.

How it's done:

  • Inspect exhaust system for leaks.
  • Determine if it is the manifold or flange gasket that is leaking.
  • Remove and replace faulty gasket.
  • Apply anti-seize to the threads of the bolts.
  • Install new exhaust manifold gasket.
  • Start car and check for any exhaust leaks.

Our recommendation:

The exhaust manifold gasket helps in transferring burned gasses from the engine. It is located in a high temperature zone, and it will leak eventually. There is no way to prevent it. Your mechanic should use anti-seize compound on the bolts when they are replacing this part. This will help prevent bolts from breaking in the cylinder head.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Exhaust Manifold Gasket?

  • Loud noise from engine.
  • Lack of engine performance.
  • Check engine light is on.
  • Smells from the engine compartment (eg. plastic components next to exhaust manifold melting from escaped heat).

How important is this service?

A leaky exhaust manifold is a health and safety concern. Hot exhaust gases escaping from the engine can be a fire hazard melting nearby plastic components in the engine compartment.


Recent Exhaust Manifold Gasket Replacement reviews in Alameda

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Scott

36 years of experience
902 reviews
Scott
36 years of experience
He was here on time and did exactly what we asked him to do.
He was awesome, took his time, showed and explained the issue. Pretty cool guy.j

Richard

11 years of experience
450 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
ok

William

25 years of experience
35 reviews
William
25 years of experience
William is great he knew the engine like it was his. Did the work in a timely manner. I am very pleased. I will call again. Awesome.

Joel

21 years of experience
987 reviews
Joel
21 years of experience
Joel was on time. Got to work very quickly. Fast, efficient and had my car fixed in no time.Very pleasant to deal with. I highly recommend Joel!

Matthew

33 years of experience
1229 reviews
Matthew
33 years of experience
Great

Patrick

33 years of experience
1419 reviews
Patrick
33 years of experience
Very nice, knowledgeable and fair. Will be using again

John

27 years of experience
1019 reviews
John
27 years of experience
John made this look easy (although I know it's not). Great job!

Pardeep

21 years of experience
1085 reviews
Pardeep
21 years of experience
Your service is very helpful. Pardeep explained everything to me, went out of his way to get a pipe welded, and did all the repairs quickly. Very good service, thank you.

Tomas

17 years of experience
226 reviews
Tomas
17 years of experience
He made it to my location 45 mins prior to the appointment time which is excellent. He was fast and efficient and reccomend other things that needed to be fixed. I definitely will be using him again!

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