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Old 03-09-2011, 02:11 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:22 PM   #2
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$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.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:53 PM   #3
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:44 PM   #4
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175 is great price i paid 200 to do mine
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:47 AM   #5
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Get someone to help in NJ or DIY I think it is pretty easy do it with some friends.
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:50 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:52 AM   #7
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Did it in about an hour with my friends, i think it was like $120 for the seals, some rtv and spark plugs.
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:25 PM   #8
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$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?
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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.
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