Oil leak on rocker cover



  • i have a leak.. rocker cover gasket has a leak .. to make it worse its the back one that leaks the most the front one just slightly . took it to a garage they wanted about 280 sheets just for the back one … need to get it done but is that price right or can anyone help..



  • sorry cant help as your too far away fella but there quite easy to do..repalced the front one for a member in 20mins…



  • front ones are easy its the back ones that are a paince cus u obv have to take the inlet manifold off i got a friend in bullwell nottingham who does alot of the work for mx-3's i can always see if he could help u out and sort u out with a price and number.

    you would have to buy the rocker cover gaskets urself obv and i would advise a new tb gasket as its always worth doing. also if u need a new knocksensor i would ask him to do it then as hes already half way there heh



  • £280?! Does that include the KY jelly so the shafting doesn't hurt too much?!

    That sounds more like a head gasket price. I recommend doing it yourself, but I would say that, take me about 1hr, most of which is cleaning the mating surfaces.

    IF you lived near me I'd do it for £50. Doing exactly this was the first real maintenance I ever did on a car. Took about 2.5 hours being a complete noob.



  • told you to come and see me ash..



  • Shame bout the distance, i done my one's also, after an awful lot of engine staring….amazed by how many pipes and plugs this thing needs to operate!!!



  • will be going to your neck of the woods in september . going to camarthen bay area and cardiff.



  • but you want it fixed before then right? we'll have to meet up and do some comparing



  • if you want it doing ash let me know



  • will do welly i will order parts on wednesday when i get paid.. then we will give it ago.



  • im free thursday and friday night dude



  • try this, my mate done it with a cerial box on his golf 2.8l vr6 and it worked perfrct http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rx5hGKt1PY



  • not had the money to do this yet . but it has started to smoke i abit keeps puffing out white smoke on acceleration. it smells sweet i am assumeing its the gaskets that need doing !!!
    am i right?



  • No, rocker gasket leaks will not make your car smoke.



  • sounds like head gasket…

    Has is it overheated at all? got mayo under your oil cap?



  • @fd727e2a4a=ash:

    not had the money to do this yet . but it has started to smoke i abit keeps puffing out white smoke on acceleration. it smells sweet i am assumeing its the gaskets that need doing !!!
    am i right?

    You dont actually say where the smoke is coming from :?: :?:
    I had smoke coming out of bonnet vent due to oil leaking on manifold.

    Smoke out of exhaust definitely nothing to do with Rocker gasket.



  • sorry yes out of exhaust but only occasionally its white smoke. no mayo under oil cap . i topped up with oil the other day . is it easy to change head gasket im ordering rocker gaskets
    soon . theres a full set of gaskets on probe store for £130 would that do everything, head gasket rocker gasket etc…



  • not always mayo on cap if head gaskets gone

    shouldnt be to bad to do



  • do you think we can do it then welly . if so i will order the gasket set tommorow



  • yeee

    depends if the heads need skimming also


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