92 Camry XLE burning oil smell

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Old 26 Apr 2005, 03:17 pm   #1 (permalink)
Ed L via CarKB.com
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Default 92 Camry XLE burning oil smell

There is a noticeable but slight burning oil smell. The car runs fine
otherwise (e.g. startup, acceleration, etc).

What are some of the possible causes of this and how fixable are they?
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Old 26 Apr 2005, 06:36 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 92 Camry XLE burning oil smell

Obviously the oil is leaking onto something hot. It could be leaking
from any of a number of places, notably one or more of the gaskets.
Your car is a '92, so the gaskets have shrunk over time.

Of course, the engine compartment is probably dirty -- the easy way is
to clean it and try to find leaking.

Of course #2 -- you don't know what kind of oil [engine,
trans/differential].

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Old 11 May 2005, 09:10 am   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 92 Camry XLE burning oil smell

The valve cover gasket was replaced and seems to have resolved the problem.

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Old 11 May 2005, 10:09 am   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: 92 Camry XLE burning oil smell

Good. I love it when a leak is fixed.

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