Valve Cover Gasket
Are you seeing oil leaking from the top of your engine? Or are you smelling burning oil?
The most likely cause is damage to the valve cover gasket. The first thing you should do is check your oil as you may have been losing oil for a while and it is never good to drive the vehicle if it is low on oil.
Why do I need to repair the valve cover gasket?
When the valve cover cracks or breaks oil is now leaking out the engine. This can cause damage to the engine in the long term. As well oil is now getting into places it should not and in extreme cases if the oil gets into the exhaust manifold it could even cause a fire.
What Is a Valve Cover Gasket for?
A vehicle’s engine has intake and exhaust valves which control the air flow in and out of the engine. The valve cover is the metallic cover on top of the engine. The valve cover and gasket seal go between the cover and the engine provided a seal between the two and ideally keeping the oil out. However because the engine does run under a lot of pressure and heat the valve cover gasket can get broken and start to let oil leak.
How much does it cost to replace a Valve Cover Gasket
This is something that varies greatly depending on the type of vehicle. Most of the price comes from the labour involved for the job with parts typically ranging from $50 to $120. The job itself typically ranges between 1 hour to 3 to 4 hours depending on the vehicle. If you want to get pricing for your car just call our number at 1-888-753-4516 and we would be glad to help you.