Burning Smell Due to Valve Cover Gasket Leak on Saturn LS2

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 180,000 (180,000–180,000)
Engine affected: 3.0L V6
1 model year affected: 2000
2 people reported this problem
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Pulled coil pack off and found oil flooded inside. Replaced valve cover gasket.