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Suddenly started seeing smoke and smelling oil. Never a good sign.
Having just spent $700 to have a new crank seal put in I just took it back. On inspection the mechanic told me the valve covers are leaking. Not to bad I expect until they estimate it at $1300 :banghead:
I am not afraid to wrench on a car myself and valve covers are rather straight forward I thought. Is there something I'm missing here? They said $900 just for parts alone. For valve cover seals? REALLY? :crazy:
 

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Find a different mechanic. The intake manifold needs to come off to replace the valve cover gaskets. It should be the labor, not the parts, which encompass the majority of the bill.
 
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