Car Problem Reports
Toyota Avalon Valve Cover Gaskets May Leak Oil
Toyota Avalon Problem
Engine Affected: 3.0L V6
Average Mileage: 190,321 mi (80,000 mi - 298,572 mi)
Visitor, 1997 Toyota Avalon, 3.0L V6, 298,572 mi
Oil leaking on driveway and burning smell after driving approximately 5 minutes. Had repaired (replaced both valve cover gaskets) at dealer for $692.
Visitor, 1997 Toyota Avalon, 3.0L V6, 157,000 mi
Bought it used; front gasket had been replaced[or was claimed to have been]but not rear gasket. The burning smell is most evident on cold days when heater is bringing hot air from under the hood, after the car has been driven first time in a given day, fully warmed and then is stationary but engine and heater are still running. Heater blower then carries smell into car
for a short time.
Have not had it repaired; too many other items on car needed to be replaced...all brakes, full exhaust system[CC included], and tomorrow front struts are being replaced.
Visitor, 1996 Toyota Avalon, 3.0L V6, 222,000 mi
oil leaking from cover on hot pipes