HomeDashboardFAQSearchRiviera Questions & AnswersWrite-Ups IndexRegisterRelated LinksMemberlistLog in
Share | 
 

 Possible Valve Cover Replacement

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Ridin-Rivi
Enthusiast
avatar

Name : Darrin
Age : 31
Location : WI
Joined : 2007-05-22
Post Count : 242
Merit : 0

PostSubject: Possible Valve Cover Replacement   Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:51 am

I have been getting a funny oil burning smell in my interior every so often while driving. About a month ago I removed my engine cover and observed oil which looked like it was coming from the valve cover. I cleaned the oil off and tightened the bolts and I still have the problem. While getting gas at a local service station the guy said it could be the intake manifold gasket and he would like to see it. I went home and removed the cover and observed oil which looked to be on the top of the exhaust manifold which would tell me its from the valve cover gasket and not an intake manifold gasket. I was quoted $250 for a new Valve cover gasket installed. It looks pretty simple! Anyone have any insight into this?
Back to top Go down
TonySmooth89
Aficionado
avatar

Name : Anthony
Age : 28
Location : Florida
Joined : 2007-11-14
Post Count : 2410
Merit : 16

PostSubject: Re: Possible Valve Cover Replacement   Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:58 am

$250 for one or both gaskets? either way thats very steep...If its just the front one leaking just go out and buy the gaskets yourself ( They were like 50 or 60 bucks from autozone IIRC ) and do the job at home. It only takes about 15 minutes to do the front. Not a hard job at all.
Back to top Go down
BillBoost37
Junkie


Location : Enfield CT
Joined : 2007-11-28
Post Count : 769
Merit : 25

PostSubject: Re: Possible Valve Cover Replacement   Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:13 pm

I looked up the labor in the past. Front pays a mechanic about 20 minutes and the back pays 45 minutes.

That said.. expect the back will take an hour or so and the front almost no time. Overall it's a pretty easy thing to do.
Back to top Go down
palermocorey90
Expert
avatar

Name : Corey
Age : 27
Location : Rome NY
Joined : 2007-10-03
Post Count : 2968
Merit : -24

PostSubject: Re: Possible Valve Cover Replacement   Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:04 pm

just do it your self its easy. took me about 30 mins to get both done
Back to top Go down
http://www.myspace.com/glowinstrat
Ridin-Rivi
Enthusiast
avatar

Name : Darrin
Age : 31
Location : WI
Joined : 2007-05-22
Post Count : 242
Merit : 0

PostSubject: Re: Possible Valve Cover Replacement   Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:06 pm

I have some mechanical expierence just from messing around with cars in the past. I kinda laughed at the $250 quote. I looked at it and it seems like a pretty easy straight forward job. The guy said it was expensive because it was the supercharged Rivera which doesn't make any sense at all... What a MORON!
Back to top Go down
1998 Riv
Expert
avatar

Name : Dave
Age : 56
Location : In The AZ Oven
Joined : 2007-01-17
Post Count : 4500
Merit : 44

PostSubject: Re: Possible Valve Cover Replacement   Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:38 pm

The L67 engines have a new front gasket coming out for the W-body recall. I'd try to get hold of that instead of using the old OEM gaskets. I'd assume they will seal up better.
Back to top Go down
1998 Riv
Expert
avatar

Name : Dave
Age : 56
Location : In The AZ Oven
Joined : 2007-01-17
Post Count : 4500
Merit : 44

PostSubject: Re: Possible Valve Cover Replacement   Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:42 pm

Fel-Pro gaskets and grommets set: Part # VS 50465 R

Picked up the set tonight at NAPA for $59. I imagine there may be cheaper places.
Back to top Go down
 
Possible Valve Cover Replacement
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Valve cover gasket replacement - advice?
» I NEED A 4ac 83-85 1.6 Valve Cover
» Bad Valve Cover Gasket
» S13 SR Valve Cover, and more
» WTB: Valve Cover Bolts ka24de

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Riviera Performance ::   N/A 3800 Tech :: Series II N/A Engine, Transmission, PCM-
Jump to: