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Toyota Avalon Oil Leak From the Valve Cover Gaskets

Toyota Avalon Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005

Engine Affected: 3.0L V6

Average Mileage: 154,376 mi (14,100 mi - 266,000 mi)


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

  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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?

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 245,000 mi

    very bad oil leak. Appears as if the engine is on fire :-(

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 124,000 mi

    vale cover oil leak

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 173,000 mi

    Oil leaking from both valve cover gaskets

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 154,000 mi

    Started smelling strong burning and noticed it on the ground keep putting oil in every couple weeks

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 179,000 mi

    Took it to the shop
    Got them replaced and tune up for 750 dollars

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  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    Valve cover gasket leaking oil

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 14,100 mi

    Took my car in for an oil change and it started leaking then.

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