2004 Audi A6 Valve cover leak and CV boots

Tiny
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  • 2004 AUDI A6
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 60,000 MILES
Recently I was told by the dealer that it would cost well over 2K to get the valve and cam cover gaskets on a 2.7T changed and the outer front cv boots replaced. Is this as unreasonable as it sounds? I have always owned domestic (Chevy, Ford) and dont have any experience working on foreign cars. The cv boots should not be an issue, but i'm not sure how in depth the gaskets will be. Is this something that I can do n the comfort of my garage for alot less or am I stuck with the dealer price?
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Friday, January 2nd, 2009 AT 6:32 AM

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2 x valve cover gaskets @ $44 each. And this is a OEM dealer part price. You could probably get them cheaper elsewhere.

3 hours labor @ shop labor charge (around $70 p/h)

book time for R&R CV joints is 1 hour each. Outer CV boots OEM parts are $49 each

Left cylinder head cover, removing and installing
Removing
Remove rear engine cover
Remove cover -1- in engine compartment (left side).
Remove coolant reservoir
Disconnect electrical wiring to Engine Coolant Level (ECL) Warning Switch -F66- at bottom of expansion tank.
Tie coolant expansion tank with connected coolant hoses - 1 to 3- to side.
Remove front engine cover
Unbolt toothed belt guard at front left from cylinder head cover
Remove bolts -4- and -5-.
Disconnect electrical harness connectors -1- to -3- and -6-.
Remove ignition coils
Remove hose of crankshaft housing ventilation (arrow).
Unscrew bolts for left cylinder head cover in the sequence 12 to 1.
Remove cylinder head cover.
Installing
Installation is reverse of removal,

Right cylinder head cover, removing and installing
Removing
Remove rear engine cover
Remove cover -1- in engine compartment
Remove bolts
Remove air guide -1-.
Detach Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Purge Regulator Valve -N80- -1- at air filter housing.
Disconnect electrical harness connector -2- at Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor.
Remove air guide hose -3- together with Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor.
Remove air filter housing
Remove bolts -1- and -3-.
Disconnect hose -4- from line of secondary air injection.
Pull out guide tube for oil dipstick -2- from oil pan (upper part) toward top and swing it forward for removal.
Unbolt toothed belt guard at front right of cylinder head cover (arrows).
Remove bolts -5- and -6-.
Disconnect electrical harness connectors -1- to -4-.
Remove ignition coils.
Remove hose of crankshaft housing ventilation Unscrew bolts for right cylinder head cover in sequence 12 to 1.
Remove cylinder head cover.
Installing
Installation is reverse of removal.
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