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Rocker cover gasket replacement.

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Hello All,

I took my MR2 mk3 into a garage last week for a "visual" health check. There were a few problems identified no of which are too major but will need addressing. The main think was to replace the rocker cover gasket. I was quoted £350 for the job which i thought was a bit steep. I have looked online and the part is £30 and the job its self doesn't seem to much trouble has anyone else here attempted this themselves or had it done at a garage?

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:shocked: £350 their having a giraffe :rofl:
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it's a Cam cover, no rockers on an MR2 engine ;)

The first part of this article shows how to remove it, change the gasket and refit the cover
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£350 sounds more like Headgasket price :w_tf:
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MRHAPPY62 wrote: 04/03/21 17:49 £350 sounds more like Headgasket price :w_tf:
That would be realistic :th: but not for a cam cover gasket :no:
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Old thread I know, but I just changed the rocker cover gasket on a Mk2 ( that's what it's called in the Toyota engine manual) and with today's garage rates I would say £350 wasn't unrealistic.
It's not the easy job I was expecting, I'm no mechanic but I can do most non technical jobs, it took me a good couple or three hours not including cleaning the parts taken off.
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Hotrod wrote: 25/09/21 7:40 Old thread I know, but I just changed the rocker cover gasket on a Mk2 ( that's what it's called in the Toyota engine manual)
Not in any Toyota 3S-GE/GTE engine manual that I have or have seen :no: it's called a "cylinder head cover"
Both RM398E and RM396E (the official Toyota 1993 3S-GE/GTE engine manuals) call it that as do the MK1 and MK3 engine manuals also the Toyota EPC describes it as "Gasket, cylinder head cover" ;)
As for the price, I just had the cam belt and water pump changed on my Nissan Juke, which is around a 5 hour job, £250 (including parts) so IMO £350 for a cam cover gasket is a joke and not in the slightest realistic.
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