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Old 05-30-2019, 02:25 PM
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Just curious what people on here have paid to have their valve cover gaskets replaced? My work + school schedule is taking up more time that I'd like, so I'm bringing the car in to have them both replaced in a week. I was quoted at just under $600 for both sides.
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Do it yourself you'll save $$ it took me about 6 hrs including smoke and beer breaks (right side was a lot easier for me)





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Cost me $200 plus parts, Indy mechanic in Maryland.
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Old 05-30-2019, 04:56 PM
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Unfortunately, DIY is not an option this time around due to time.

$200+ parts is pretty decent!
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If sitting for a while, mine has burning oil smell after driving 10 miles or so. Goes away after about 20 miles. Assume it is leaking valve cover gasket. Besides the gasket, what else needs replacing?
Thought about waiting another 10,000 miles and changing plugs at this time.
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Bad PCV valve can cause this. Not the typical duck quacking noise failure mode. Don't waste money on the $20 & $50 knock-offs. Buy the Real McCoy as the knock offs regulate pressure differently and usually cause the spewing of oil around the valve cover gaskets..
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I had quacking and bought el cheap. Started quacking. Cleaned original and worked fine. Will try cleaning again. Then elcheapo.
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