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Burning oil smell 03 montero sport

I have noticed a burning smell coming from the engine. It worsens wile climbing hills. I heard it may be a gasket and that they commonly go out around 70,000.

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  • robin dalton-neal Apr 22, 2009

    bought used and really love, but i kept smelling burnt oil, checked underneath but no visible leaks for almost a year, last few weeks stronger and now leak is visible. does look like it is around a gasket, over 130000 miles but still drives like dream, where is best place and most reasonable to take for repair: dealership or other?

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It's most likely the rear cam seals (o-rings) which is a pretty simply DIY, especially on the 3.5L model. The o-ring is only about $5.00 from the dealer (each, you need one for each side).

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

  • compcho Jun 12, 2011

    that help a lot to know is not a major problem. thank you!.

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I had the same problem. I was told i needed to have the o-ring replaced. The dealership quoted me about $350 for parts and service.

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