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Old 07-13-2011, 08:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Cost

I have 2009 Camry Hybrid with ~70,000 miles on it (yep, I drive it a lot). The service rep just quoted me $301.00 for replacement of the valve cover gasket, which sounds like a high charge for this, and indicated that it isn't covered by warranty or indicated as a problem with this model in any technical service bulletin.

Anyone else have this problem? If so, is the cost I've been quoted out of line with other dealer service for this replacement?

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what problem? stupid as it sounds, why do you have to have it replaced?
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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out of curiosity, popped plastic cover off mine and took a good look at valve cover. looks like 30 minute job to me. does not appear to have any hidden pockets, connections, pipes running anywhere. donno how much all the seals and gasket will be though, as you'll have to replace spark plug wells seals along with gasket.
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I have 2009 Camry Hybrid with ~70,000 miles on it (yep, I drive it a lot). The service rep just quoted me $301.00 for replacement of the valve cover gasket, which sounds like a high charge for this, and indicated that it isn't covered by warranty or indicated as a problem with this model in any technical service bulletin.

Anyone else have this problem? If so, is the cost I've been quoted out of line with other dealer service for this replacement?

Thanks,

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$300 isn't bad. The gasket and other misc. little parts will run you between $30-$50, the rest labor. Generally, most dealerships charge around $100 an hour for labor, keep in mind when they take the gasket off they need to check to make sure the gasket surface is level and doesn't need to be machined. I think it's reasonable.
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