pk999 wrote:I have 2003 G35 and last time when I took my car for 105,000 miles service to the dealer, they changed the spark plugs and found oil leaks and said I need to replace Valve covers on both sides. The Quote was $1200 for the job. I am in East Bay - SF area.
Does anyone know where I can get in done cheaper than dealer quote.
Yeah, ya can't change the ten cent seal, you throw the valve cover away and replace with new. Right#*!*!!! Oh yeah, and it's made from plastic, well, it's a whole new ball game.
The fix involves removing the intake manifold to get the valve cover off...............pure genius......
We had the oil leak at 20,000 miles and so the $300 valve cover was still under warranty, removed and replaced.
The dealership would not replace both valve covers at that time under warranty. So, that ends our purchase of any further Infinities...........
A solution you might employ is to clean the seal and then use some hi temp RTV around the seal to stop the oil seepage.
Good luck! This should have been a recall item. The seal is mislocated in the valve cover. No manufacturing quality control.
We still have the 35, but our troubles have remained with the addition of a C63 AMG to the fleet. You have to fight for your rights to party.
Don't worry, they will all be leaking eventually!