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Oil is coming between engine and transmission dropping on the exhaust producing smell.the car is 4 cylinder and has done 200000. The oil is engine oil not transmission oil.
Lots of Camrys do this.
The oil will typically leak from the rear main bearing seal between engine and transmission, but that will appear at the bottom of the joint line, and will not reach the exhaust. This leak is expensive to fix and is usually left as is.
A leak from the cam cover gasket can drip into the exhaust.
The other typical leak is from the distributor shaft o-ring seal. This appears at the top of the join line between engine and trans, and can blow back onto the exhaust.
Posted on Jan 03, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
yea i had the same problem, my last mechanic didnt tighten the top where d sprak plugs go in so it was leakin oil all they way down to the bottom where the exhaust runs and was smokin because of that... had it tightned and no longer ne smoke
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
SOURCE: 2007 4 cylinder camry se
Their is a huge difference between leaking and using oil. place a large piece of carboard under the car one night and see if their is a lot of oil on the carboard the next moring. If so, try to look under the car and see if you can tel where the oil is coming from. Have the leak fixed. It might be as simple as loose bolts. If the engine is consuming oil because it has high mileage the use regular 10w40 or even 20w40 if you are in a warmer climate. If it is using oil you cannot afford to use the high priced synthetics. These are for relitively new cars .As it uses oil just replace it with the regular 20-w40 or 10w40. To slow down consumption use STP or MOTOR HONEY.or some other oil thickening agent on the market made for worn engines.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
Testimonial: "U r thinkin along the same lines as i am. Just was a little hesitant 2 use a much heavier oil than recommended. It iz ok, right????"
SOURCE: 2003 cts has oil leak
ok, woodhujr,if im not mistaken you had another help request of cranckcase pressure...that problem is causing your leak.
ccny, i have no idea what you are talking about, feel free to enlighten us...
Howard, the best advise i have for you in replacing the valve cover gasket(s) is to get a repair manual for this car/engine and follow the steps as outlined there. I couldnt try to give you step by step instructions in this little box without way oversimplifying.
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
replace the front oil seal. first i would clean the engine with purple power (degrease etc.) then look at the engine and make sure the leak is not coming from above like possibly the valve cover gasket or from the oil sending unit. try to tighten the bolts on the valve cover and even the oil pan. you never know, you may get lucky. i don't know where you are but front seals are cheap but the labor on the job is what costs you.
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
SOURCE: where can i find the
The thermostat housing is built in with the water inlet pipe. The pictures below show the thermostat in different engines used in Camry from the same year:
Posted on Sep 20, 2011
Testimonial: "thanks a lot"
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