1999 TOYOTA AVALON VALVE COVER GASKET LEAKING

  • Tiny
  • Patrick Welder
  • 1999 Toyota Avalon

Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Toyota Avalon 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 98000 miles

I need to replace the valve cover gasket because of oil seepage. The dealership wants $1200 to do the repair, but I have replaced the valve cover gasket on other models (4 cylinder Camry and pickup truck). Is this a difficult repair to accomplish? Any special tools required?

I had the dealership replace the timing belt. I did it on the old Camry, but it took a lot of time and it was worth the service special price in my mind, but $1200 for a valve cover gasket?

Please advise and thank you in advance

Pat

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 AT 5:46 PM

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  • bluelightnin6
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Not sure why they are charging so much for, this repair only takes about 3 labor hours to complete, that is replacing BOTH valve cover gaskets. Shouldn't be more than $200 or so in labor fees, I would advise taking it to another shop to have them replaced.

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Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 AT 6:17 PM

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