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How much does Valve Cover Gasket Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics 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.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Nissan Altima $332 $128.57 $203.00 24% $440.32
2008 Chevrolet Malibu $464 $218.63 $245.00 22% $594.88
2004 Chevrolet Express 1500 $133 $35.49 $98.00 28% $185.99
2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD $129 $30.53 $98.00 29% $181.03
2009 Lotus Elise $129 $30.66 $98.00 28% $181.16
2011 Ford Fusion $104 $34.24 $70.00 26% $141.74
2009 Toyota Tacoma $290 $143.28 $147.00 21% $369.03
2008 BMW 335xi $611 $156.12 $455.00 28% $854.87
2005 Audi A6 Quattro $381 $170.79 $210.00 22% $493.29
2008 Acura TSX $117 $46.66 $70.00 24% $154.16
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML320 $349 $111.37 $238.00 26% $476.87
2012 Lincoln MKS $573 $69.10 $504.00 32% $843.10
2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT $129 $30.53 $98.00 29% $181.03
2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG $356 $111.37 $245.00 26% $487.62
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Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Service

Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

Why is the valve cover gasket important?

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.

Replacing a valve gasket cover:

  • Inspect the valve cover for leaks.
  • Remove and replace the valve cover gasket(s) if faulty.

When the valve gasket cover could be the problem:

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.

Why replacing a faulty valve gasket cover is crucial:

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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John

23 years of experience
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John
23 years of experience
Friendly and knowledgeable - overall very good experience. Would recommend him to anyone. Thanks John
2009 BMW 328I - VALVE COVER GASKET - HOUSTON, TEXAS

Rudy

32 years of experience
25 reviews
Rudy
32 years of experience
Rudy was an awesome mechanic! He was great at explaining what he was doing and was more than willing to let me watch and learn all the different parts of my engine! Definantely will use him again for my next car repairs!
2005 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER - VALVE COVER GASKET - HOUSTON, TEXAS

Peter

39 years of experience
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Peter
39 years of experience
Wow! That sums it up. This is the most knowledgeable, professional and efficient mechanic I have ever met. Very pleased with the service performed and the assessment given. From this point forward, he is the person for my jobs. Thanks so much! Restored my faith in mechanics.
2002 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC - VALVE COVER GASKET - GLENDALE, ARIZONA

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