Burning Smell Due to Valve Cover Gasket Leak on Toyota Camry

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

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Average mileage: 149,697 (19–1,005,679)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L V6, 3.0L V6, 3.3L V6
18 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, more1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009
146 people reported this problem
74 people shared problem details
1997 Toyota Camry- 2.2L 4 Cylinder175,000
Just changed the Valve Cover gasket and within 2 days it was leaking again. Retorqued oit and it may even be leaking worse.
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1996 Toyota Camry- 3.0L V675,500
oil leaking around valve cover gaskets. Should they be adjusted. My son has had camry's and has an avalon that did the same thing. He turned the gaskets 1/4 turn and the problem ceased. Also we have been told b a toyota mechanic that this does sometimes happen if you use synthetic oil which we do in all our toyota cars. Do I need to have them replaced or just adjusted?
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1996 Toyota Camry- 2.2L 4 Cylinder136,000
Dripping oil, smell of oil when car is stopped after driving.
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1990 Toyota Camry- 2.5L V6197,000
There's always oil leaking from gasgets;slow leak that sits on engine;not dripping everywhere kind of leak! I also smell oil burnoff when running engine uphill and such thru mountains.
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1997 Toyota Camry- 2.2L 4 Cylinder188,000
Valve Cover Gasket Leaked oil. Replaced gasket.
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2007 Toyota Camry- 2.4L 4 Cylinder135,000
My car burns oil fast n I was told I needed my valve cover gasket replaced. After doing so, I continued to burn oil. I don't have any obvious leaks, so not sure why/where it is coming from..
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2001 Toyota Camry- 3.0L V6181,947
My car's problem is that it emits white smoke every morning or evening when I start the engine. I realized also that the plugs soak almost every three weeks.
1995 Toyota Camry- 2.2L 4 Cylinder74,787
Car runs great but the oil smell occasionally comes into the vehicle.
1994 Toyota Camry- 3.0L V6170,000
burning oil smell, leaking valve cover gaskets.
1996 Toyota Camry- 3.0L V640,000
Cover near firewall. Firestone mechanic mis-diagnosed as power steering hose and pump problem.
2007 Toyota Camry- 2.4L 4 Cylinder65,000
A tire store noted that the valve cover gasket needed replacement. Since, I've checked the engine and found a small amount of oil leaking from the juncture of the valve cover. So it seems that this leak was not corrected. I've taken the car to Toyota and they have never mentioned this even after so-called full services. I don't get it. My prior CAMRY was excellent.
2005 Toyota Camry- 2.4L 4 Cylinder142,000
My oil light has come on after 3000 miles and there was no oil in car. I have not seen any oil leak where I park my car. It happened again last week with no sign of leakage
2001 Toyota Camry- 2.2L 4 Cylinder144,000
Leaking oil around valve cover
2008 Toyota Camry- 2.4L 4 Cylinder131,000
Oil cover gasket leak
1992 Toyota Camry- 2.0L 4 Cylinder19
i have a oil lick with the gascate it is likeing like crazy i eed to fox it rlto see if it got recalled
1997 Toyota Camry- 2.2L 4 Cylinder99,000
oil leak in two areas, just under engine and transmission toward back of front wheel driver's side, about 2-5 inches wide. Daily for 2 months, oil level on both still indicate Full.
2003 Toyota Camry- 2.2L 4 Cylinder195,000
Slight oil leak spots on driveway
2007 Toyota Camry- 2.5L V6105,100
Oil leaked after oil change twice. Assumed it was because the shop put lid on loose. But after fixing problem (tightening lid) it still smells of burning oil in vehicle. Cleaned engine compartment as best I could. Smell keeps coming.
1999 Toyota Camry- 2.2L 4 Cylinder145,000
i got my coolant replaced&tune up then my car started jumping like so i than got my timing belt change.temperature started to rise so i took it back to the shop& he change my termostat&flush my radiator because my hose kept closing up after all that my car still run hot&now leaks oil??whats going on..last nite it starred running hot i cut the car off &it did not wanna come back on i had to get a jump
2002 Toyota Camry- 2.0L 4 Cylinder141,300
I recently noticed that smoke was coming from the hood while stopped at a light. I brought it to a repair shop and they showed me the crack in the rotten gasket and put a new cover on it. I hope that fixes that problem. But there are other more pressing issues: the check engine light that keeps coming on!
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