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: 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, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
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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?
1996 Toyota Camry - 2.2L 4 Cylinder 136,000 mi,
Dripping oil, smell of oil when car is stopped after driving.
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..
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.
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.
2005 Toyota Camry - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 142,000 mi,
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 - 3.0L V6 181,947 mi,
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.
1997 Toyota Camry - 2.2L 4 Cylinder 188,000 mi,
Valve Cover Gasket Leaked oil. Replaced gasket.
1997 Toyota Camry - 2.2L 4 Cylinder 99,000 mi,
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.
1995 Toyota Camry - 2.2L 4 Cylinder 74,787 mi,
Car runs great but the oil smell occasionally comes into the vehicle.
1994 Toyota Camry - 3.0L V6 170,000 mi,
burning oil smell, leaking valve cover gaskets.
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.
2003 Toyota Camry - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 144,292 mi,
oil leak on passenger side of engine
2001 Toyota Camry - 2.2L 4 Cylinder 144,000 mi,
Leaking oil around valve cover
1996 Toyota Camry - 3.0L V6 40,000 mi,
Cover near firewall. Firestone mechanic mis-diagnosed as power steering hose and pump problem.
1999 Toyota Camry - 2.2L 4 Cylinder 260,000 mi,
Had the valve cover gasket replaced twice recently.
2000 Toyota Camry - 2.2L 4 Cylinder 102,000 mi,
burning smell when turned off
2007 Toyota Camry - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 105,000 mi,
This is my 3 time i'm doing valve gasket replacement.
1997 Toyota Camry - 2.2L 4 Cylinder 200,000 mi,
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.
2002 Toyota Camry - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 142,000 mi,
Leaking oil from the valve gasket cover