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2004 Camry SE Burning Oil Smell Under the Hood


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I have a question. I've noticed some oil loss on my Camry. There doesn't appear to be any smoke out the exhaust, though I know the catalytic converter is needing to be replaced. I'm thinking that's rust related. Anyway, I've noticed a smell of burnt motor oil under the hood. I'm not seeing anything right off hand at the valve covers. Where are some other places to check?

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The 2002-2005 Camrys are well known for stripped head bolts and blown head gaskets.  Get a compression test to see if the rings are shot and pressure test the cooling system (pressurize the radiator cap fitting) to see if it holds.

Does that include the 3.3l V6?