Oil Leak From the Valve Cover Gaskets on Toyota Avalon

The 6 cylinder engines have a tendency to leak oil from the valve cover gaskets, especially the one near the firewall.

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Average mileage: 151,675 (14,100–276,000)
Engine affected: 3.0L V6
12 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014
83 people reported this problem
problem details
2000 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 155,000 mi,
Was told I need to have valve cover gaskets replaced for about $600.00. Is this a fair price in 2013 in Nassau County, LI?
2000 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 180,000 mi,
Took my car to the shop they said I needed to replace both gaskets I replaced both but the rear is still leaking… And I can't get it to stop.
2000 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 163,000 mi,
Oil is leaking form the from the front valve cover seal and dripping on the exhaust manifold.
1999 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 130,000 mi,
It is easily observed with a flashlight that oil is coming out of both valve covers. There is enough oil leaking to drip onto the exhaust and burn as well as leave quarter sized spots where it is parked. The valve cover gaskets will soon be replaced and will most likely solve the problem.
1999 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 276,000 mi,
Valve cover gaskets have leaked since about 175000 miles. Can smell burning oil in car during idle.
1999 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 250,000 mi,
Whenever it rains, or I wash the car and drive it the smoke starts coming from the back of the engine.
2002 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 173,000 mi,
Oil leaking from both valve cover gaskets
1998 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 234,983 mi,
oil leak from valve cover gasket near fire wall took out bolts to valve cover coated threads of bolts with sealer fixed problem
1999 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 245,000 mi,
very bad oil leak. Appears as if the engine is on fire :-(
1995 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 150,000 mi,
Damaged other parts below leak
2000 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 160,000 mi,
Could smell burning oil. Both valve covers are leaking.
1997 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 197,501 mi,
started leaking oil but from front gasket near hood latch. kit was $20 and was repaired in 2 hrs
1998 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 124,000 mi,
vale cover oil leak
2002 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 82,414 mi,
Engine valve cover gasket R&R combination. Oxygen sensor R&R Rear, floor shift These were replaced on 1/15/16. Still has oil leak.
2006 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 40,435 mi,
oil leak vav gasket
2001 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 178,000 mi,
Tightened bolts
1999 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 95,000 mi,
Repair was made and it runs like a baby again!
1998 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 154,000 mi,
Started smelling strong burning and noticed it on the ground keep putting oil in every couple weeks
valve cover gaskets
2000 Toyota Avalon - 3.0L V6 170,000 mi,
Gasket oil leak on front valve cover, leaking onto exhaust .