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Auto 24

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...

364 Reviews

Tab Automotive

Garage serving London, 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...

11th May 2021

STEVE, London

Peugeot 107 • Indicator stalk replacement

337 Reviews

Jc Auto Repair

Garage serving London, 13 years of experience

I have 3 years working for Volkswagen but the bulk of my experience has been with small independent garages working on all makes and models. I have been an independent mechanic for the past 4 years and am ab...

14th July 2014

WAYNE, London

Peugeot 206 • Alternator belt replacement

108 Reviews

H S Mobile Mechanic

Mobile mechanic serving London, 15 years of experience

I started my automotive career when I left school in Hungary in the 1990's. I then went to college and studied automotive technical engineering. Following this I worked at a local independent garage for 5 ye...

51 Reviews

Ch Mobile Mechanics

Mobile mechanic serving London, 10 years of experience

I began my mechanic career with MotorWorx in Marlow who are BMW specialists I worked there for around 6 years before moving to Tower Garage in Marlow for 2 years. Prior to setting-up my own business I worked...

930 Reviews


Garage serving London, 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...

150 Reviews

Marks Motors

Garage serving London, 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.

15 Reviews

Medway Mobile

Garage in Kent, 30 years of experience

I began my career working with a Fiat/Lancia main dealership and this is where I completed my apprentice and worked with the business for around 3 years. I moved to work in a Vauxhall dealership for 3 years ...

Want to learn more about Rocker Cover Gasket replacements in London?

Read our short guide with information on 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.

Can London garages offer home collection and delivery for rocker cover gasket replacement?

Yes, many garages in London are able to offer collection and delivery for a rocker cover gasket replacement. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a rocker cover gasket replacement in London.

Can London mobile mechanics do rocker cover gasket replacement at my home or office?

Yes, London mobile mechanics can do a rocker cover gasket replacement at your home or office, provided there is a safe and sufficient space to conduct the repair or replacement. With ClickMechanic, once booked for a date and time of your choice, your booking will be offered to vetted mobile mechanics in your area.

How much does a Rocker Cover Gasket replacement cost in London?

The average cost of a Rocker Cover Gasket replacement in London is on average between £60 and £153. Ultimately the cost for a Rocker Cover Gasket replacement in London depends on the make and model of your car. Check out the ClickMechanic price below, and find out what you'd pay at a franchise dealer in London. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.

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Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a rocker cover gasket replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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