The valve cover gaskets have a tendency to leak oil, especially the one near the firewall.
Average mileage: 143,114 (30,000–280,667)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L V6, 3.0L V6, 3.3L V6
21 model years affected: 1990
, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
161 people reported this problem
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.
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..
Just changed the Valve Cover gasket and within 2 days it was leaking again. Retorqued oit and it may even be leaking worse.
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 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
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.
Valve Cover Gasket Leaked oil. Replaced gasket.
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.
Car runs great but the oil smell occasionally comes into the vehicle.
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.
oil leak on passenger side of engine
Leaking oil around valve cover
Cover near firewall. Firestone mechanic mis-diagnosed as power steering hose and pump problem.
Had the valve cover gasket replaced twice recently.
burning smell when turned off
This is my 3 time i'm doing valve gasket replacement.
Car is leaking oil under hood. Leak is around the opening part, over top of the spark plugs to the left. A friend said it was some type of flange. I'm not sure.
Leaking oil from the valve gasket cover