Toyota Camry Problem Report

Toyota Camry Burning Smell Due to Valve Cover Gasket Leak

(123 reports)

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

Just changed the Valve Cover gasket and within 2 days it was leaking again. Retorqued oit and it may even be leaking worse. -
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? -
Dripping oil, smell of oil when car is stopped after driving. -
Valve Cover Gasket Leaked oil. Replaced gasket. -
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. -
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.. -
Car runs great but the oil smell occasionally comes into the vehicle. -
Cover near firewall. Firestone mechanic mis-diagnosed as power steering hose and pump problem. -
burning oil smell, leaking valve cover gaskets. -
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. -
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. -
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 -
We had the spark plugs changed and the rear valve cover gasket as well when we bought the car. The smoking problem was then cleared up. -
Rear valve cover gasket leaking. Replaced -
pretty decent leak all the way around but by no means a 'oil burner'. just pulled the part from a salvage yard, installed it myself and its perfect. -
Replaced Valve Cover Gaskets -
The car has to reach the "C"on the thermostat before it will shift right. -
Valve cover gasket leaks oil since 130,000 -
Gasket Replaced -
Started as a gurgling noise in engine compartment which was diagnosed as the coolant system. White smoke from exhaust. All related to loosening head bolts from the rear of the engine which eventually failed and allowed coolant and oil to escape prior to a head gasket leak. Toyota engines for this vehicle have been reported hundreds of times online for this manufacturer defect, but Toyota takes no responsibility. We are now faced with a $3,000 engine replacement or to dump the car, which was otherwise in very good condition. Disappointing to think this is "reliable" as Toyota can be and they take no responsibility or offer any kind of assistance to make repairs or correct this defect which literally affects millions of cars. -
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