Today on my daily drive I noticed a rough idle and sort of a jerky hesitation during acceleration both symptoms im familiar with caused by a valve cover air leak. I pull over and under the hood I was able to confirm my suspicion. This is the second time I will have had the valve cover replaced once at 100k and now at 180k. If im not mistaken the valve cover was redesigned and this happened to be after mine was originally replaced so hopefully this newly designed valve cover will last.
Information from the tech at the dealer from the orginal repair is as follows. Diag found lean code set po171 due to the pcv valve in valve cover leaking unmetered air into intake. Replaced leaking valve cover and cleared codes road tested no more ses light on.
5 CPV $ 246.66 ( This is labor I believe a bit high but nothing I can do about it )
1 - 55573747 Seal $ 22.29
1 - 55573746 Cover $ 69.53
1 - 3308 CSO - 3 Charges $ 15.72
So basically this is what im assuming and expecting to pay again.
When removing the valve cover will the tech remove the coil pack ? Im wondering if this is the case I should ask to have the plugs replaced with a labor discount. Considering the plugs have 60k miles I think now might be a good time otherwise I will wait until 200k when I have the leaking coolant pump, serp belt and o2 sensors replaced.