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Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 1990 GMC K1500 V8-5.0LYourMechanic Price$89.80Shop/Dealer Price$109.27 - $135.02
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 1995 Kia Sephia L4-1.8LYourMechanic Price$105.99Shop/Dealer Price$129.58 - $167.51
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 V8-4.8LYourMechanic Price$122.53Shop/Dealer Price$149.02 - $182.69
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 2000 Jaguar XK8 V8-4.0LYourMechanic Price$347.74Shop/Dealer Price$504.65 - $672.25
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 V6-3.2LYourMechanic Price$192.48Shop/Dealer Price$258.84 - $326.31
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 2008 Dodge Nitro V6-3.7LYourMechanic Price$196.93Shop/Dealer Price$241.99 - $331.43
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 1982 Ford Courier L4-2.3LYourMechanic Price$87.29Shop/Dealer Price$106.22 - $130.14
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 2009 Chevrolet Express 3500 V8-4.8LYourMechanic Price$171.53Shop/Dealer Price$208.29 - $249.66
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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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Russell
19 years of experience
Russell was great.
1984 TOYOTA PICKUP - VALVE COVER GASKET REPLACEMENT
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Casey
19 years of experience
Casey is very professional and knowledgeable about his work. He was able to troubleshoot the problem of my truck and in the process of getting ready to replace the starter he discovered that there was a faulty solenoid to the starter. He replaced the solenoid ( a $10.00part) and avoided having to install a new starter saving me over $ 300.00 ! I will definitely use Casey again in the future
1997 FORD F-250 - VALVE COVER GASKET REPLACEMENT
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Anthony
31 years of experience
This was my second time to use this service and I was very pleased with the work Anthony did for me. Shows up on time n gets the job done in no time at all.
2001 FORD ESCAPE - VALVE COVER GASKET REPLACEMENT
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Fred
12 years of experience
Fred should have test driven the vehicle more. The Emissions Shop warning light came on the first time I drove the car. The Other Inspection service was to ensure a good connection on glow plug 4 since the computer read out said it wasn't getting a consistent ground. Fred also did not arrive with the valve cover gasket or a spate glow plug wire. Now another YourMechanic is going to need to revisit the car, rip apart the engine to get to the glow plugs and install a new ~$15 cable. All could likely have been averted.
2005 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT - VALVE COVER GASKET REPLACEMENT
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ServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 1990 GMC K1500 V8-5.0LYourMechanic Price$89.80Shop/Dealer Price$109.27 - $135.02
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 1995 Kia Sephia L4-1.8LYourMechanic Price$105.99Shop/Dealer Price$129.58 - $167.51
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 V8-4.8LYourMechanic Price$122.53Shop/Dealer Price$149.02 - $182.69
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 2000 Jaguar XK8 V8-4.0LYourMechanic Price$347.74Shop/Dealer Price$504.65 - $672.25
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 V6-3.2LYourMechanic Price$192.48Shop/Dealer Price$258.84 - $326.31
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 2008 Dodge Nitro V6-3.7LYourMechanic Price$196.93Shop/Dealer Price$241.99 - $331.43
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 1982 Ford Courier L4-2.3LYourMechanic Price$87.29Shop/Dealer Price$106.22 - $130.14
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement for 2009 Chevrolet Express 3500 V8-4.8LYourMechanic Price$171.53Shop/Dealer Price$208.29 - $249.66
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