VALVE COVER GASKET
Valve Cover Gasket : The valve cover gasket seals the valve cover to the engine and prevents the valve cover from leaking engine oil. Valve cover gaskets are made out of silicone, rubber, cork, paper or chemical sealant. As time ages an engine, the valve cover gasket(s) will eventually leak. When the valve cover gasket is failing, oil will leak causing burning smells and oil puddles in the driveway.
Some valve cover leaks will leak all over the spark plugs and cause a tune-up issue. When this occurs, the spark may have to fire submerged in oil causing misfires or hesitations. Valve cover leaks are repaired by simply replacing the valve cover gasket.
If you get an oil leak from the valve cover or any other part of the engine, bring your vehicle in to Guy’s Automotive. Guy’s Automotive can pinpoint your oil leaks as well as repair them promptly. Feel free to browse the Guy’s Automotive website and see all of the types of auto repairs and oil leak repairs that are performed by Guy’s Automotive.