Report: Engine Oil Leak From Valve Cover Gaskets
Saturn Vue Problem
Engines Affected: 3.0L V6, 6 Cylinder
Average Mileage: 122,598 mi (88,000 mi - 219,000 mi)
The engine valve cover gaskets may develop and engine oil leak. A burning smell may be noted from the engine area if the type of leak were to occur.
Visitor, 2002 Saturn Vue, 3.0L V6, 122,000 mi
i have an oil leak an do not know were it is coming from.I had the valve covers changed an the leak remains a problem.
Visitor, 2003 Saturn Vue, 6 Cylinder, 88,000 mi
My 2003 Vue was leaking oil on the garage floor and I could smell burning oil after driving. Took to a certified mechanic and they said the valve gaskets needed replaced. I had them do the work. Notice car was still leaking just as much oil on the floor after repair. Called and they took a second look and said the oil filter housing was cracked and that was probably the problem all along. They replaced the oil filter housing. One month later I still have an oil leak. Does any one have any idea what I should do next. I am tired of spending money and not having the car fixed.
Visitor, 2002 Saturn Vue, 6 Cylinder, 98,000 mi
oil leaks and gets on the hot exhaust. creating fumes. getting worst now.
Visitor, 2002 Saturn Vue, 6 Cylinder, 219,000 mi
smoking and leaking oil, terrible smell
Visitor, 2002 Saturn Vue, 6 Cylinder, 90,000 mi
oil drips from valve cover onto exhaust causing burning oil smell.
Visitor, 2002 Saturn Vue, 3.0L V6
I took my car in after smelling a buringing smell after getting of the freeway. I looked at it and it looked like oil leaking from the front/top area of the engine onto the exhaust manifold. The mechanic said it was a valve cover gasket that needed to be replaced.
Visitor, 2003 Saturn Vue, 6 Cylinder, 122,000 mi
Leak in valve cover gaskets
Visitor, 2003 Saturn Vue, 6 Cylinder, 90,000 mi
Had my thermostat replaced and engine started smelling like burning oil. Mechanic who changed thermostat said the valve cover gasket was not tight. He tightened the screws and said it would take some time for the smell of the oil to burn off. It's been one year and smell has not stopped. I keep an eye on the oil level. Looks like I will need to have the gasket replaced soon to solve the problem.
Visitor, 2002 Saturn Vue, 3.0L V6, 151,789 mi
leaks on exaust manifold and smokes and smells,hard repair so i have'nt fixed it yet.