car repairs


Question by  sara99 (851)

What time does it take to replace a valve cover gasket?

I need to replace a valve cover gasket.


Answer by  joshuas (90)

Since its on the top end of the motor its very accesable. It takes about 2 hours to complete. Be sure to use a torque wrench when tightening the bolts.


Answer by  w14bmw (53)

40 minutes maximum for a simple 4 cylinder engine Complex vehicles with turbo pipe work crossing the engine bay will take longer to strip the parts away.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

On a typical older car it doesn't take more than a few minutes. However on a newer cars it can take over an hour in some cases. It's not the gasket replacing part that take this long it's the time it takes to remove all the accessories and brackets to be able to remove the valve cover.

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