The valve cover gaskets have a tendency to leak oil, especially the one near the firewall.
Car Problem Reports
Toyota Camry Valve Cover Gaskets May Leak Oil
Toyota Camry Problem
Engines Affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L V6, 3.0L V6
Average Mileage: 135,571 mi (30,000 mi - 280,667 mi)
Visitor, 1997 Toyota Camry, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 175,000 mi
Just changed the Valve Cover gasket and within 2 days it was leaking again. Retorqued oit and it may even be leaking worse.
Visitor, 1997 Toyota Camry, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 188,000 mi
Valve Cover Gasket Leaked oil. Replaced gasket.
Visitor, 1996 Toyota Camry, 3.0L V6, 40,000 mi
Cover near firewall. Firestone mechanic mis-diagnosed as power steering hose and pump problem.
Visitor, 1995 Toyota Camry, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 74,787 mi
Car runs great but the oil smell occasionally comes into the vehicle.
Visitor, 1996 Toyota Camry, 3.0L V6, 75,500 mi
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?
Visitor, 2007 Toyota Camry, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 135,000 mi
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..
Visitor, 1994 Toyota Camry, 3.0L V6, 170,000 mi
burning oil smell, leaking valve cover gaskets.
Visitor, 1990 Toyota Camry, 2.5L V6, 197,000 mi
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.
Visitor, 2007 Toyota Camry, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 65,000 mi
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.
Visitor, 1996 Toyota Camry, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 136,000 mi
Dripping oil, smell of oil when car is stopped after driving.