Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Cost
RepairPrice Estimates are based on the estimated time for the repair, labor rates charged by trained automotive professionals, and prices for quality parts.
These estimates are designed to show a range of fair prices, instead of a single price, because there is more than one part that is appropriate to use in each repair, and more than a single mechanic who is qualified to do the repair.
Each estimate is customized for your vehicle and geographic area. Estimates exclude applicable taxes, diagnostic charges and disposal fees.
Valve Cover Gasket(s) Replacement Estimate (National Average)
Using high-quality valve cover gaskets will reduce the chance of recurring leaks and additional repairs.
When replacing the valve cover gasket, we recommend having a valve adjustment performed, if applicable. Since the valve cover is removed to adjust the valves, this will save in labor costs.
Valve cover gaskets need to be replaced when they begin to leak oil. They can damage other engine components, especially belts and hoses.
Oil leaking from valve cover gaskets can result in a burning smell coming from under the hood.
Components such as spark plug tube seals and grommets can also leak oil, which can be mistaken for a leaking valve cover gasket. The seals and the valve cover gasket should always be replaced together.