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Hi your valve cover gaskets need replacing .
The reason you smell oil burning is the residue of oil ,,that getting in to the spark plug recess holes .As the spark plugs get so hot , then the oil is burning off .The vapour is sucked in to your heater vants . I know i have just replaced mine,and now i have no smell ...
Posted on Dec 03, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
try removing the bolts hold on the valve cover and once you do that take a razor blade and a little lube and careful scrape the old one off.
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
You have to remove the spark plugs cables and remove the four nuts that you see when the cables are removed.
When the four nuts are removed, simply raise the valuve cover. When replacing the gasket, make sure you get the gromets as well. Those sometimes get worn or crack since they are more exposed than the value cover gasket. Make sure that you clean the cover from oil and replace the gasket with no use of silicon.
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
Get a can of Gunk and clean the engine according to the directions there (please do read them), with attention to the area around where the oil leak is. Once you get the motor squeaky clean, you will be able to trace back to where the oil is coming from. It may be running down the underside of a hose so you will need to look carefully. You can do all this in the driveway. You will probably have to let the engine get to operating temp before it will start leaking.
Posted on Nov 01, 2008
valve cover gasket is like $20 and a do it yourself job, just buy a manual like a chiltons from an auto parts store. if it was valve cover, the smoke would be coming from engine, not tailpipe.
rear seal is in between engine and tranny, this would cause oil to leak on ground, but not to burn
if smoke is coming from tailpipe, your piston rings might be going bad. that is an expensive repair, but switching to synthetic oil may give you several more years of life out of the piston rings, synthetic oil has a way of soaking into bad piston rings and temporarily making them like new again, unless they are already too far gone.
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
now rear toe control links ive never heard of. your saying you saw the smoke and smell the burning right not the dealer. how does the car drive overall? have you checked your oil level?
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
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