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1995 Volvo 850 Question: I need my valve cover gasket replaced

 

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timwithtinystimber, 2.4L 5 Cylinder, Pflugerville, TX, February 15, 2011, 19:17
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I need my valve cover replaced and this one place i know in the area is trying to charge me $600 for labor alone! i know a volvo is a tough car but i mean come on!

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, February 15, 2011, 19:53
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    This may be correct. There is not a conventional valve cover on this engine, it is really the top half of the cylinder head, and it takes 4-5 hours to do this, plus several special tools and an expensive liquid gasket material. You can't rush this job, or have it done on the cheap, you'll have too many problems if you do.
    The good news is that you rarely see these leak, so I would get a second opinion to see if the gasket is truly leaking.

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