my son bought a used 2001 Bonneville SE. it starts up good pretty quiet. But i smell like a burnt oil smell. I see a slight smoke under the manifold. What could this be?

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Asked by Jan 04, 2014 at 01:23 PM about the 2001 Pontiac Bonneville SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Probably a valve cover leaking oil onto the exhaust manifold. A small inspection mirror might help you locate where it's actually coming from.

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thanks so much Dandyoun.. so i shouldnt worry about any gaskets yet than?

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I would inspect it to verify that it is a valve cover gasket leaking. Then it would be a good idea to replace the gaskets on the valve covers if they are leaking. Most are not that hard or costly to replace.

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