Auto Systems and Repair: Valve Cover

Symptoms of Wear or Failure

  • Engine oil leak
  • Burning smell due to oil on exhaust manifold

Related Repair Advice

  • Many new vehicles use plastic valve covers. These can crack and cause an oil leak.
  • A leaking valve cover or gasket can drip oil all over the engine. In some cases, it's necessary to repair the valve cover leak before any other oil leaks can be properly diagnosed.

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