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My intake gasket is leaking how do i replace it? 94 toyota camry

When driving the car for a while you can smelll oil burning, when you come to a stop for a minute you can see the smoke coming from under the hood and in front of the car. I've been told it's the gasket but im not sure how to replace it. does it need a certain amount of tork on the bolts? what is the best way to fix for a do it yourselfer? its a 94 toyota camry, 4 cyl, front wheel drive.(US MADE) Thanks.

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It would probably be very beneficial for you to purchase a Haynes Repair Manual that will walk you through step by step for just about every repair mechanical and otherwise that you would need to undertake now and in the future. Toyota makes a very durable machine but eventually things wear down. I know the manuals can be purchased at most of your auto part store chains such as Auto Zone, Discount Auto Parts, Pep Boys or something similar. Tou will find a range of years included in several books for your specific year, make and model.Cost is around $20.00 They have torque specs and all other specs you will need. Another manual that is good but I don't see much of anymore is Chiltons. You can also look at a book store if that is closer to where you live but I'm not sure. Also could look on ebay possibly.
Just to mention this. I don't think that your oil would be leaking from the intake manifold gasket. The intake manifold distributes the air/fuel mixture from a throttle body which is like a carb only it uses a single fuel injector to control the fuel. Or, it would be a plenum that only handles the air distribution to the cylinders, with an injector for the fuel delivery located by each cylinder. Fuel and air or air under a vacuum environment An intake manifold leak is usually accompanied by erratic engine idle speeds that constantly change or are too high or too low. I would check the valve cover gasket, a clogged pcv valve, or another small component fastened in the area of the leak. Oil leaks can sometimes be difficult to track.
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