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Layla 03-09-2011 02:11 PM

Help with engine valve cover gasket
 
Mechanic have told me to replace the valve (engine valve cover gasket). I was wondering if anyone can help me or advise me about how to change it, also is it cheaper to buy the part online or to get it done with the mechanic? They said it would cost me about $175.
Thanks

thurston512 03-09-2011 02:22 PM

$175 for parts and labor? If so, just pay the man. Its about $75 for the gasket kit with new rubber grommets plus the time, you could save a little money but for that price let them do it and if there are any problems they can deal with it.

bluejeansonfire 03-09-2011 04:53 PM

esl? this is classifieds

njbmw90 03-09-2011 05:44 PM

175 is great price i paid 200 to do mine

josephmech 03-11-2011 09:47 AM

Get someone to help in NJ or DIY I think it is pretty easy do it with some friends.

OrientBlau 03-11-2011 09:50 AM

OMG

There are only 3 trillion DIY threads on how to perform a VCG service.

OP, pay the man $175 and drink a Pepsi while you wait.

nickchuck 03-11-2011 09:52 AM

Did it in about an hour with my friends, i think it was like $120 for the seals, some rtv and spark plugs.

Layla 03-11-2011 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thurston512 (Post 12902500)
$175 for parts and labor? If so, just pay the man. Its about $75 for the gasket kit with new rubber grommets plus the time, you could save a little money but for that price let them do it and if there are any problems they can deal with it.

Thanks. I will pay him then. My another concern was noise on cold start. Could gasket cause any noise on cold start?

OrientBlau 03-11-2011 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Layla (Post 12911291)
Thanks. I will pay him then. My another concern was noise on cold start. Could gasket cause any noise on cold start?

Define noise.

Does it sound like Metallica or Bon Jovi?

Perhaps broken bottles?

Noise is quite a vague term. Perhaps you could qualify it.

mwk4Jesus 03-11-2011 02:22 PM

:wrong:


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