Is a valve cover gasket the same as a rocker cover gasket?
Moreover, can I drive my car with a leaking valve cover gasket?
Yes, as long as the amount of oil leaking is small, and there is no leak onto hot engine parts such as the exhaust manifold, it is safe to drive your car until you have an opportunity to fix it.
Likewise, how much does it cost to replace rocker cover gasket? Rocker Cover gasket replacement can cost between $200 and $800, depending on the location of the rocker cover and if the inlet manifold needs to be removed to allow access.
Furthermore, what does a rocker cover do?
The rocker cover is that part of the engine, which protects the timing gear and the valve control gear. As these components are lubricated by means of engine oil, the rocker cover also prevents it from coming out. The contact point between the rocker cover and cylinder head is secured by means of a gasket.
Do valve cover gaskets need sealant?
Although valve cover gaskets don't necessarily need sealers or cements, it's a common practice to glue the gasket to the valve cover. There are a number of sealant choices, too. For this application, Permatex No. 1, RTVs or Permatex High Tack gasket sealant work well.