Top Mechanics For Rocker Cover Gasket Replacement & Repairs
Garage in Deeside, 20 years of experience
The majority of my experience has come from working for main dealers and learnt many skills through this route. I have worked for Saab, Ford, Citroen, Renault and most recently Vauxhall. I was there for 6 y...
CHRIS • 21st November 2018
BMW 3 Series • Rocker cover & gasket replacement
Garage in London, 25 years of experience
We are a group of skill full and highly qualified technicians based in West London and we have been running a successful mechanic & mobile repair business. Have a good client base and we specialise in co...
GORDON • 3rd November 2018
BMW 3 Series • Rocker cover & gasket replacement
Garage in Horton, 20 years of experience
Jon owns and operates SMS Autocare and has been running the business for over 15 years in the Slough area. Prior to setting up SMS Autocare Jon completed his apprenticeship and was then a mobile mechanic for...
Garage in Wrexham, 25 years of experience
AVS are the on-site servicing and repair experts, we are main dealer trained technicians to ensure quality of work , we come to you at home or work, Avs will protect your warranty by using genuine parts and...
LISA • 12th September 2018
Mobile mechanic in Birmingham, 20 years of experience
I began my career with Formula 1 Auto Centres as a tyre & exhaust fitter for around 1 year. I wanted to gain my proper qualifications so I studied at college to gain my NVQ Level 2 and 3 and subsequently I...
Garage in Iver, 18 years of experience
Having spent over 18 years in the motor trade as a senior/ master technician, I have gained a huge amount of experience and skills. I started off as a Technician working on Porsche's for the first 9 years of...
ADRIANA • 5th July 2018
Audi A4 Cabriolet • Rocker cover & gasket replacement
Garage in Gorefield, 20 years of experience
Brought up around cars and vintage machinery from a young age, My interest in Classic cars was apparent early on, After leaving school early I Started off as a apprentice at Paul Marshall Bodyshop in Beccles...
Garage in Enfield, 30 years of experience
We provide MOT tests, servicing and car repairs on all makes and models in Enfield and surrounding areas. Catering for customers in Enfield, Cheshunt, Barnet and Southgate, we offer quality car servicing and...
NEIL • 30th May 2018
Garage in Lisburn, 24 years of experience
We are a Lisburn based company that provides an excellent standard of maintenance, servicing and repairs to car, van, 4x4 jeeps, lorry and plant and agricultural machinery. With a large number of years of...
CLAIRE • 14th May 2018
Mazda Mazda6 • Rocker cover & gasket replacement
Garage in Northolt, 6 years of experience
Mark has 6 years experience as a mechanic and is now a mobile mechanic around the West London area. Mark covers all makes and models.
Garage in London, 27 years of experience
Marathon Motors has been going over 20 years and counting! We originally had a base in Watford and recently moved to new premises! Marathon Motors became Ltd in July 2017 and Aston Clarke joined the business...
Mobile mechanic in Darlington, 24 years of experience
I started my mechanic career by undertaking my apprenticeship at Beckside Garage in County Durham, I was there for three years. From there I moved to Lex Auto Centres, later taken over by Halfords Autocentre...
Mobile mechanic in Sunbury-On-Thames, 25 years of experience
Mobile mechanic service in the TW area and covers 5 mile radius Works on all makes and models
KARL • 11th December 2017
Garage in Bristol, 14 years of experience
K & C Garage was formed in 2015 by Matt Roxburgh. Owner Matt has been in the trade for over 15 years working in various garages and comes with a wealth of experience and the team are all fully qualified to c...
and happy with the work carried out”
PAUL • 30th November 2017
Land Rover Range Rover Sport • Rocker cover & gasket replacement - right
Garage in Aberystwyth , 38 years of experience
I began my career with Ford where I completed my full apprenticeship and stayed with the business for around 2 years. I worked with VW for 8 years. I have also worked for other brands such as DAF trucks as ...
Frequently asked questions about rocker cover gasket replacement & repairs
Read our answers to questions about rocker cover gasket replacement costs, symptoms and more.
What is the rocker cover gasket?
The rocker cover is the metal or composite cover on top of the engine that covers the rocker arms of the engine's cylinder head. The rocker cover gasket is sandwiched between the rocker cover and the cylinder head preventing oil leaks by sealing the two parts together.
What does a rocker cover gasket replacement involve?
There will be different requirement of the process depending on the engine manufacturer, but the basic requirement is similar as follows;
- Mechanic will inspect the rocker cover and the gasket.
- If necessary, the mechanic will replace the rocker cover gasket.
- Mechanic will clean the rocker cover.
- Mechanic will advise if any other parts need to be replaced.
- Mechanic will run the engine and check for any leaks.
Can I do a rocker cover gasket replacement myself?
Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a rocker cover gasket replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.
What are the symptoms of a bad valve cover gasket?
As the component is simple, there are only a couple of points to look for;
- Oil seeping out between the rocker cover and the cylinder head
- Oil evident in the spark plug or injector wells
- Oil burning smells from the top of the engine
How long does it take to change a rocker cover gasket?
A rocker cover gasket replacement typically takes 1.5 hours, but times can range from under 1 hour to 2.5 hours. Ultimately, the time that the job will take depends on a range of factors. For example, your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.
How often should I replace a rocker cover gasket?
If there is only a very small, damp oil area around the gasket, it may just need tightening down. However, anything more than that requires the rocker cover gasket to be replaced, and this should be done as soon as possible as it will only get worse.
How common is a rocker cover gasket replacement?
As every car pretty much has one and it is subject to expansion and contraction as the engine goes from cold to hot and back again, the most common cause of engine oil leaks is the rocker cover gasket.
Can I drive my car with a leaking valve cover gasket?
If you suspect there is any issue with your vehicle's valve cover gasket or there are concerns about its age or condition, book an inspection with a professional mechanic with immediate effect. Driving the vehicle with a leak from the valve cover gasket may lead to further complications and damage, a fire hazard may develop if oil leaks onto hot engine parts.
Is a leaking rocker cover gasket an MOT failure?
While the rocker gasket cover is not checked during an MOT, any sort of leak that is excessive will result in an MOT failure. It's best to find out the source of the leak and get it fixed by a qualified mechanic.
How long should a rocker cover gasket last?
Rocker cover gasket can last between 50,000 - 100,000 miles but can sometimes wear out prematurely and will start to get brittle.
Is a valve cover gasket leak serious?
A valve cover gasket leak can be serious because it may allow oil to drip onto the engine which can cause permanent damage if the car continues to be driven without repair. In worst-case scenario, it can also cause a fire.
What is the rocker cover gasket?
The rocker cover gasket is located between the rocker cover and the top of the cylinder head on an internal combustion engine. Its purpose is to seal the top of the engine so that oil and coolant do not leak out, and to prevent dirt and debris from entering.
What happens if rocker cover gasket is leaking?
If the rocker cover gasket is leaking, the engine can lose oil and may eventually overheat.
How much does it cost to replace a rocker cover gasket?
Prices for a rocker cover gasket replacement range from £65 to £210 with an average cost of £110. Ultimately, the cost of replacing the rocker cover gasket depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your rocker cover gasket replaced by ClickMechanic by selecting your car at the top of this page!
Check out the ClickMechanic price for a rocker cover gasket replacement. See the averages for different makes below. We consolidate industry standard data with millions of data points to give you the most accurate price. These estimates may include Rocker cover, Rocker cover gasket, Rocker cover gasket, Rocker cover gasket and/or Rocker cover gasket. We have rocker cover gasket replacement prices for 40 different manufacturers.
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Mechanics that undertake rocker cover gasket work
- Cb Rail Fitter Services Ltd, Mansfield
- D & K Autos, Wolverhampton
- D.B's Service And Tuning, Radlett
- D.K Automotive, St Austell
- DF Autocare, Edinburgh
- G&S Autos Centre Ltd, Cannock
- Motor Trade, Leyton
- New Forest Commercials, Southampton
- Pit Stop Garage, Larkhall
- QCD Autocentres Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes
- RM Recovery Ltd, Bushey
- Td Garage Services Ltd, Bristol
- Tolworth Autocare, Surbiton
- W B MOTOR SERVICES, Huddersfield