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.
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An engine coolant leak may develop from the expansion tank resulting in engine overheating. When a cooling system component fails the entire cooling system should be inspected. It is not uncommon to find additional component have failed or are leaking.
Overheating can cause severe engine damage. If the engine begins to overheat it is recommended to stop at the first available location and have your vehicle towed to a repair shop.
A creak or squeak can be heard from the top of the front or rear doors. This noise is most noticeable when the windows are fully up. The noise is caused by the decay of the flocking material on the door seals. New door seals, Teflon tape, special lube, or a combination of all of these may be needed to eliminate the noise.
2008 BMW X3 Questions and Answers
There is a loud ticking noise when the vehicle is first started. Usually when it is cold out.
Car is in great condition and no more factory warranty.
first time it occurred, was driving in traffic when the car would not move forward, no lights came on until it started overheating.
the service engine light turned on now the car when you started shakes like a vacuum leak or just misfiring