I have a 2001 BMW Z3 with 30,000 miles on it. I took the car to a BMW dealership and they ran a diagnostic test on it and found it to have 3 issues: - Valve Gasket Leak (said needs replacement) - Thermostat Replacement (t-stat, coolant & bleeder screw jams at times.) - Brake Light Switch Replacement (causing transmission light to come on.) I am bring it to another certified BMW mechanic next week, but my question is can I still drive the car over the weekend? The transmission light does not stay on the all the time, just every now and again. The car doesn't sound or smell bad, shifting from gear to gear is very smooth and the temperature gauge runs in the middle. What do yall think?
A few Issues on 2001 BMW Z3
by patrick111 in Baton Rouge, LA on May 24, 2012
ANSWER by globalhelper on May 24, 2012
YOU COULD CAUSE MORE DAMAGE BUT I WOULD DRIVE ONLY AS NEEDED AND WATCH GAUGES CAREFULLY
Valve cover gasket leaks are common after 60,000 miles. Symptoms will include oil drips under the vehicle and burning oil smell from the engine compartment.