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Old 01-02-2011, 11:12 PM
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Oil Leak Valve Cover Help

Hey guys i think my valve cover or spark plug gasket or something in that area is leaking oil. there isnt any under the car, but the right side valve cover is leaking by the spark plugs the other side is dry. I smell oil burning coming threw the vents if i punch on the engine or come off the highway. No lost in power car runs fine no check engine light nothing all help will be appreciated!!!
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I have the same problem but on the drivers side haven't fixed it yet.
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Are the spark plug holes filling up, or oil leaking from the outer edges of the valve cover? if it is leaking into the spark plug holes you will need a new valve cover as those o-rings cant be replaced. if it is the outer edge of the valve cover you can just get a new valve cover gasket.
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I have the same problem but on the drivers side haven't fixed it yet.
Yea that's the side I ment !!
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Are the spark plug holes filling up, or oil leaking from the outer edges of the valve cover? if it is leaking into the spark plug holes you will need a new valve cover as those o-rings cant be replaced. if it is the outer edge of the valve cover you can just get a new valve cover gasket.
I can't really tell the spark plug packs are not sweating but all the way to it is. So I don't know if its slowly coming out and spilling to the edge of the cover or if the edge of the cover. What's the worst that can be wrong? If it was on the bottom I would be really mad
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I have the same problem but on the drivers side haven't fixed it yet.
Did yu have it checked was it the packs or the valve cover gaskets?
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^ i didn't get it checked yet. I will next oil change.
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You don't think its a big deal?...yours isn't leaking much? Are yu jus adding oil? I don't like the smell kinda scares me lol
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I don't know i put like 20k on it with the oil leaking a little nothing major and i never had to add anything but it does need to be replaced that i know for sure. i have read the Covers its elfs aren't great and tend to crack over time stupid design.

Here is a pic, its the whole side like that and no it's not leaking from the oil dip stick.

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This scares me I'm at 70k and don't wanna look.. haha!! No oil smell or anything..
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I'm trying to find out if a Maxima or Altima valvecover would fit on the G. Since they're running the same VQ35DE.

I'll let you know when I get an answer. The reason is, a Maxima valve cover on ebay is $40. A g35 cover is $200. Looking at the picture, it looks slightly different.
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I don't know i put like 20k on it with the oil leaking a little nothing major and i never had to add anything but it does need to be replaced that i know for sure. i have read the Covers its elfs aren't great and tend to crack over time stupid design.

Here is a pic, its the whole side like that and no it's not leaking from the oil dip stick.


Mines looks just like that just less oil cuz it just started ! But yes that's the same problem. I need to get this fixed asap don't like the smell, neither does the ladies lol
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I'm trying to find out if a Maxima or Altima valvecover would fit on the G. Since they're running the same VQ35DE.

I'll let you know when I get an answer. The reason is, a Maxima valve cover on ebay is $40. A g35 cover is $200. Looking at the picture, it looks slightly different.
I don't think there the same motor...the intake manifold is different the engine its self looks totally differernt I'm pretty sure maxima cover will not fit my vq35de !!
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This scares me I'm at 70k and don't wanna look.. haha!! No oil smell or anything..
You def should tho cuz I check my dip stick every morning before I start my car haven't really noticed the leak off the dip stick!!!
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^ How many miles do you have on your car ?

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