Car Problem Reports
Toyota Avalon Oil Leak From the Valve Cover Gaskets
Toyota Avalon Problem
Engine Affected: 3.0L V6
Average Mileage: 149,991 mi (14,100 mi - 266,000 mi)
Visitor, 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.
Visitor, 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?
Visitor, 1999 Toyota Avalon, 3.0L V6, 245,000 mi
very bad oil leak. Appears as if the engine is on fire :-(
Visitor, 1998 Toyota Avalon, 3.0L V6, 124,000 mi
vale cover oil leak
Visitor, 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
Visitor, 2000 Toyota Avalon, 3.0L V6, 179,000 mi
Took it to the shop
Got them replaced and tune up for 750 dollars
Visitor, 2005 Toyota Avalon, 90,000 mi
Valve cover gasket leaking oil
Visitor, 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.
Visitor, 1997 Toyota Avalon, 3.0L V6, 14,100 mi
Took my car in for an oil change and it started leaking then.
Visitor, 1997 Toyota Avalon, 3.0L V6, 67,000 mi
I'm having the same issue with the oil smell. I think $600.00 is a going price to replace the valve cover gaskets. I'm going to examine and possible repair the car myself. If I repair it, I'm going to Jimmy Hayes in Island Park for a nice steak.