Oil leak valve cover gaskets

Tiny
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  • 2002 LEXUS ES
  • 0.6L
  • 6 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 181,000 MILES
I have a leak midway to the left of engine. Jiffy lube says both valve cover gaskets need to be replaced. Not sure if it is okay or go to Lexus dealership.
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Monday, July 3rd, 2017 AT 9:26 AM

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Tiny
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You do not need to go to a dealer to do this any garage can handle this work. or maybe yourself. See link yours will be similar if you want to try.
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-valve-cover-gasket
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Monday, July 3rd, 2017 AT 9:47 AM
Tiny
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Thanks sitting at Jiffy lube now they are working on it. I appreciate the reply.
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Monday, July 3rd, 2017 AT 11:59 AM
Tiny
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Jiffy lube is not the place for auto repairs. But I have worked garages, etc.
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Monday, July 3rd, 2017 AT 12:15 PM
Tiny
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I am here so.
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Monday, July 3rd, 2017 AT 12:16 PM
Tiny
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Well I just left and car is fine. Got home lifted hood two new gaskets they also last week replaced the torque strut and not problem.
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Monday, July 3rd, 2017 AT 2:11 PM
Tiny
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Good, they are not known for repairs we get a lot of complaints from work they do.
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Monday, July 3rd, 2017 AT 3:13 PM
Tiny
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Thanks.
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Monday, July 3rd, 2017 AT 3:39 PM
Tiny
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Well I went out this morning and have three oil spots, yesterday had two small but thought was residual. What do you think? Please reply, thanks.
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Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 AT 6:20 AM
Tiny
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Me again, just went out and looked at as much of new gaskets as possible (blue), also screws from what I could see not leaking. There is a lot of building up and gunk how would you clean up?
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Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 AT 7:00 AM
Tiny
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More than likely it is residual from when they were leaking got a pressure wash or if you have one wash sides of engine and around it. Then see what you have. Make sure to keep away from electronic components with that though.
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Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 AT 8:02 AM
Tiny
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Okay, thank you!
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Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 AT 8:11 AM
Tiny
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Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 AT 2:35 PM
Tiny
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I will thank you!
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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 AT 2:46 PM
Tiny
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I continued to have oil took to Toyota service dept okc they say valve covers look okay but oil pan, rear gasket, trans fluid and water pump are leaking I looked at it :( only thing couldn't really tell was rear seal.) Anyway that's where I am now.
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Friday, July 7th, 2017 AT 1:44 PM
Tiny
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Not trans fluid but steering fluid.
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Friday, July 7th, 2017 AT 1:46 PM
Tiny
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Steering fluid can be the oring around the pump if there is one or a line leaking.
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Friday, July 7th, 2017 AT 2:57 PM
Tiny
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Hi me again my drivers side cv boot let out brown grease all over the frame by tire.I don't have any noise I did hear a pop while driving that day nott sure if was related
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Thursday, July 20th, 2017 AT 5:45 AM
Tiny
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Have an appointment at Toyota
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Thursday, July 20th, 2017 AT 5:47 AM
Tiny
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If boot is broken and has been for a while as that may be your source of oil leak then i'd suggest replacing axle. You can put a new boot on it and repack with grease but axle has to be removed anyhow unless they put a split boot on it which can leak as well.
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Thursday, July 20th, 2017 AT 5:51 AM
Tiny
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The pass side was replaced last week when they worked on the other repairs, this side just happened frame was clean before now is coated with brown looks like gravy
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Thursday, July 20th, 2017 AT 5:57 AM

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