Burning Smell Due to Valve Cover Gasket Leak on Saturn L300

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.

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Average mileage: 110,285 (78,800–166,700)
Engine affected: 3.0L V6
5 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005
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2001 Saturn L300 - 3.0L V6 78,800 mi,
Oil leaking from valve cover gasket down back of motor.
Burning smell and a oily substance on passenger front left side. Unsure where this oil is coming form.
2004 Saturn L300 - 3.0L V6 95,000 mi,
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.