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Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 2002 Dodge Ram 3500 Van V8-5.9LYourMechanic Price$106.67Shop/Dealer Price$130.35 - $168.75
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 1998 Chevrolet K1500 V8-5.0LYourMechanic Price$117.44Shop/Dealer Price$142.72 - $172.62
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme V6-2.8LYourMechanic Price$187.44Shop/Dealer Price$227.20 - $267.96
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 2001 Ford Ranger L4-2.3LYourMechanic Price$212.90Shop/Dealer Price$258.49 - $310.06
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 1991 Pontiac Sunbird V6-3.1LYourMechanic Price$194.80Shop/Dealer Price$236.08 - $278.18
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 1998 Ford E-150 Econoline V6-4.2LYourMechanic Price$162.40Shop/Dealer Price$197.03 - $235.60
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo V6-3.4LYourMechanic Price$237.71Shop/Dealer Price$288.46 - $342.11
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 1987 Ford LTD Crown Victoria V8-5.0LYourMechanic Price$233.26Shop/Dealer Price$282.83 - $333.09
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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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2004 SUBARU IMPREZA - VALVE COVER GASKET REPLACEMENT
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Showed up on time, did a great job & completed all tasks.
2004 DODGE STRATUS - VALVE COVER GASKET REPLACEMENT
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Chris
11 years of experience
He was great! Explained everything in detail. Made sure he got a little history from me as well as what his notes actually said. Overall I was very pleased with my entire visit and follow-up.
2004 HONDA CIVIC - VALVE COVER GASKET REPLACEMENT
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Richard
6 years of experience
Richard was very polite, knowledgeable, and helpful. He did a great job and explained everything he did. Even more impressive was what he didn't do! Previously we had been told by another garage that the car was a goner, dangerous to drive, and not worth fixing--basically, that it was time to retire it. Richard assured us that with only 135,000 miles the car still had life in it and was safe to drive until parts could be ordered. And the repairs were much less extensive and less expensive than anticipated. The whole experience was better than I expected. I will be telling everyone I know about Richard and YourMechanic.com.
1998 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN - VALVE COVER GASKET REPLACEMENT
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ServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 2002 Dodge Ram 3500 Van V8-5.9LYourMechanic Price$106.67Shop/Dealer Price$130.35 - $168.75
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 1998 Chevrolet K1500 V8-5.0LYourMechanic Price$117.44Shop/Dealer Price$142.72 - $172.62
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme V6-2.8LYourMechanic Price$187.44Shop/Dealer Price$227.20 - $267.96
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 2001 Ford Ranger L4-2.3LYourMechanic Price$212.90Shop/Dealer Price$258.49 - $310.06
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 1991 Pontiac Sunbird V6-3.1LYourMechanic Price$194.80Shop/Dealer Price$236.08 - $278.18
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 1998 Ford E-150 Econoline V6-4.2LYourMechanic Price$162.40Shop/Dealer Price$197.03 - $235.60
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo V6-3.4LYourMechanic Price$237.71Shop/Dealer Price$288.46 - $342.11
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 1987 Ford LTD Crown Victoria V8-5.0LYourMechanic Price$233.26Shop/Dealer Price$282.83 - $333.09
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