Toyota Avalon Problem Report

Toyota Avalon Oil Leak From the Valve Cover Gaskets

(60 reports)

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

Was told I need to have valve cover gaskets replaced for about $600.00. Is this a fair price in 2013 in Nassau County, LI? -
It is easily observed with a flashlight that oil is coming out of both valve covers. There is enough oil leaking to drip onto the exhaust and burn as well as leave quarter sized spots where it is parked. The valve cover gaskets will soon be replaced and will most likely solve the problem. -
Repair was made and it runs like a baby again! -
Oil leaking from both valve cover gaskets -
Started smelling strong burning and noticed it on the ground keep putting oil in every couple weeks -
very bad oil leak. Appears as if the engine is on fire :-( -
vale cover oil leak -
not yet fix -
Toyota Avalon 98. This vehicle ran very well but was leaking very little oil in past years. Over time the oil leakage increased and I feared that loosing oil suddenly can cease the engine completely and make this fine vehicle useless. Preventive Maintenance done 1) Replaced both valve cover gaskets (Gasket Cylinder head) 2) Replaced Cam Shaft seals (Valve Sub Assemble Vent) 3) I also replaced the spark plugs ($ 75.00). Seems like the prices of spark plugs have dropped significantly. Cost: $845.00 for parts and labor ( The labor was about $700 and well deserved) This was a important preventive maintenance and the car runs like a watch. -
We just got a new Toyota Avalon for Christmas 2014, new car and already have this problem. Oil leaking under car. Zeljana Besic -
Valve cover gaskets have leaked since about 175000 miles. Can smell burning oil in car during idle. -
Tightened bolts -
Took it to the shop Got them replaced and tune up for 750 dollars -
Valve cover gasket leaking oil -
Whenever it rains, or I wash the car and drive it the smoke starts coming from the back of the engine. -
Took my car in for an oil change and it started leaking then. -
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. -
Valve cover gaskets leaking. More the front one, but also the rear. -
Oil leaking from valve covers and burnt oil smell in the cabin of the car. I got new gaskets and spark plug tube seals, It is a time consuming job, oddly the Flat rate hour rates seem to be too little to do the job. I did install new spark plugs and checked the valve adjustment. With all the parts removed it is the best time to replace the the spark plugs. If the maintenance had been done properly, This would have not been an issue. Valve adjustment should have been done at least 2 times and then the gaskets would have been replaced -
Leaking from rear valve cover gasket -
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