Odd oil leak from valve cover on 97 camry...

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Old 06 Jan 2005, 03:20 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Odd oil leak from valve cover on 97 camry...

I had an oil leak around the distributor end of my valve cover
on my 97 Camry recently. It was leaking pretty good. I had
installed a new valve cover seal 6 months ago and had no
leaks. Took it to my regular mechanic and we found that
even tho this model has no failure prone O ring around the
distributor where it goes thru the head (97 and up use coil
packs no distributor) Toyota used a rubbery plug to seal
the hole where the distributor would have gone. Well it
was leaking. Got it resealed and a new
valve cover gasket and its fine now..So moral of this story
is when you change the valve cover gasket, pull that plug
out and reseal it with RTV sealant and reinstall it.
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Old 05 Feb 2005, 03:26 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Odd oil leak from valve cover on 97 camry...

Glad I read that as I'm having the same problem.

Can you tell me where to find that plug?

I'm going to pop the valve cover off again in the near future.


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