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Smells like burning oil, oil is running out under car with a small amount of smoke. There is no noise and no warning lights are on. Oil is under the hood on most of the stuff.

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  • evangelette_ Jun 19, 2009

    thanks, Is this a common problem for most cars. I should probably get this fix right away. Will it be expensive?

  • evangelette_ Jun 19, 2009

    thank you I will have it fixed immediatley. I did not want to take it to the Toyota dealership I am glad my mechanic can fix it.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    and u are driving this? Hum

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Most likely cause is a leak in the valve cover gasket. Under pressue, a good sized leak will spurt and burn off on the manifuld, causing the smell of burning oil you're getting. This also would cause the presence of oil throughout the engine compartment. Best of luck on your problem.
Greg

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    Greg Margossian Jun 19, 2009

    It's a common problem given the symptoms you have. As far as expensive, a dealer will probably charge 1.5 hours at $85-100 an hour. The gasket itself is under $10. If you have a mechanic you currently bring your car to for service, I'm sure he can do it more reasonably. Yes, you should have it fixed immediately. Lack of lubrication will kill an engine and the oil all over the engine compartment can do damage to any electrical components. The burning of the oil on the manifold can potentially cause an engine fire as well.

  • Andrew Chavez Jul 21, 2012

    2000 4x4 chev tracker : Smell burt oil. : dont see any oil or smoke anywhere > will be checking further down the exuast pipe... oil level is full

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