A burning smell may develop due to an oil leak form one or both valve cover gaskets. Resealing the valve cover will generally correct this concern. However, the valve covers should be inspected and replaced if damaged.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Saturn L300 Valve Cover Gaskets May Leak Oil
Saturn L300 Problem
Engine Affected: 3.0L V6
Average Mileage: 104,000 mi (78,800 mi - 166,700 mi)
Visitor, 2001 Saturn L300, 3.0L V6, 78,800 mi
Oil leaking from valve cover gasket down back of motor.
Visitor, 2001 Saturn L300, 3.0L V6
Burning smell and a oily substance on passenger front left side. Unsure where this oil is coming form.
When i turn on my heater or sometimes nothing is on i can smell something like oil or something is burning in the car. other problems the emission light has been giving me a problem for the last month. i have had it checked but the problem has not been resolved.