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Old 10-12-2016, 06:43 AM   #1
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Valve cover gasket

I think my cover gasket is leaking on my 06 1500 hemi. How had are they to replace? What is the average cost for shops?

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Old 10-12-2016, 07:00 AM   #2
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Not hard I bought some oem gaskets an still need to do mine it was like $35
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Old 10-12-2016, 09:30 AM   #3
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Have the covers been off recently? I've only had them leak when I caught them on the rocker putting the the covers back on and not being careful. I would use some brake cleaner on a cold motor (very flammable) and try to pinpoint the source. Welcome to the forum.
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Valve covers are not bad to do. Remove the coils and then 10 bolts each and they come rite off. Clean the edges with some brake cleaner and then install them in the covers and put back together. The bolts have stops built in so they will get tight as soon as they hit the heads so they only go down to around 48in lb or 2-4 ft lbs!
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They have never been off
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That sounds odd to me, they are not known to just start leaking. As I said before, I'd try to find out where the leak is before pulling it apart. Have you checked to see if the bolts are tight? Again, I've never had them loosen on their own. Something strange going on, find the source of the leak.
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That sounds odd to me, they are not known to just start leaking. As I said before, I'd try to find out where the leak is before pulling it apart. Have you checked to see if the bolts are tight? Again, I've never had them loosen on their own. Something strange going on, find the source of the leak.
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:40 AM   #8
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You might even want to remove the inner fender well to get a better look at every thing. It is only held in by something like 6 small fasteners
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That sounds odd to me, they are not known to just start leaking. As I said before, I'd try to find out where the leak is before pulling it apart. Have you checked to see if the bolts are tight? Again, I've never had them loosen on their own. Something strange going on, find the source of the leak.
No I haven't checked to bolts. I can smell the oil after I turn off the truck. The leak is getting on the header that is why I was thinking valve covers.
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It's very likely the covers it's a common leak point on mainly every engine out there.
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