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Originally Posted by 325IConvertible
I have been having to put oil in my car every 2 weeks due to it losing some.
I have noticed a few oil spots in my garage and in the mornings when I drive to work and get off of the highway I smell the burnt oil coming through the vents when the Heater is on. It only happens I guess when the car warms up pretty good or its just doing it and im not noticing it at other times.
When I got my car inspected today and the guy had to rev the motor up I saw the burning smoke coming from the passenger side of the car towards the rear/side of the engine , I took a look at it and it seems it is coming from the valve cover so im guessing I need a new valve cover gasket.
Does anyone know how hard of a job this is ?
It doesnt look to hard but im curious what im going to get myself into?
How long should it take would you say and how much is one of these gaskets ?
Just curious Thanks David
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