Valve cover gasket is leaking Inspection

What does Valve cover gasket is leaking entail

A top-rated mobile mechanic will come to your home or office to determine the cause of the oil leak and make sure the valve cover gasket needs to be replaced. The mechanic will then provide a detailed inspection report outlining the cause of the leak and the cost of any repairs that need to be made.

Keep in mind

  • Diligence can keep you safe and help avoid costly repairs. When a valve cover gasket is not replaced, it can lead to further, more expensive problems. Oil leaking out of the engine can make its way into the spark plug tubes and cause misfires. Oil leaks can cause an engine to not be properly lubricated, something that if left unchecked, can cause damage to critical engine components. Leaking engine oil can also make its way into a vehicle’s exhaust system, potentially causing a dangerous fire. If you see an oil leak around the valve cover, or a pool of oil forming underneath the vehicle you should have it inspected immediately. Finding the source of the leak can be very helpful when contacting a mechanic. He or she should be able to take your information and get a better idea of what repairs need to be done.

How it's done

  • A mechanic will perform a thorough inspection of the engine bay and determine the source of the leak. If the source seems to be coming from the valve cover gasket, the mechanic will remove the valve cover and gasket. Different engines require different gaskets. Our mechanics will make sure they find the one that fits your vehicle exactly. A poorly-fitting gasket will not be able to do its job as effectively. After installing the new gasket, the mechanic will examine the valve cover to make sure it is fully intact. If not, the mechanic will replace the valve cover and check the engine oil level. If your engine sprung an oil leak due to a damaged valve cover, your vehicle might be low on oil. Our mechanics will make sure your oil is topped-off before they leave. The mechanic should then start the engine and examine the valve cover gasket again to make sure it was installed properly and is not leaking.


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