»

Car Problem Reports

BMW 330i Oil Leaks From Engine Area

 
BMW 330i Problem
48 Reports
Me Too
Edit

Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Average Mileage: 95,659 mi (45,000 mi - 165,000 mi)

Verified

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.

  • Visitor, , 50,000 mi

    not yet fixed...........cheaper to add oil every 3000 miles

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 116,000 mi

    Oil burning smell and smoke coming from engine compartment near windshield by driver side. The valve cover gasket was found to be the problem; it was leaking on the hot manifold. Had the valve cover casket replaced ($265). Problem fixed.

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 101,000 mi

    After driving the car for short distance, oil starts smelling strongly. I haven't noticed any obvious leaks in the garage, just the smell of oil more from the passenger side than the driver side.

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 85,000 mi

    Valve cover oil leak

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 45,000 mi

    Oil smell inside car, was result of oil gasket leak due to two broken bolts. Mechanic indicated that this is a common problem and there is a service bulletin that adjusts the torque specs when installing new bolts. Cost was $800.

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 53,000 mi

    burning smell from engine compartment. starting to show visible leakage from rt side of engine onto exhaust, hence the burning. Was quoted $250.00 for "valve cover gasket service" from local BMW house. Doing it myself for $30.00.

    Flag This
  • deputy811, , 60,000 mi
     Rookie

    oil leaking from vavle gasket

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 129,000 mi

    still have the problem. So many leaks.

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    same problem...leaking oil under the head gasket and running onto exhaust manifold below...burning oil smell comes into car...haven't fixed, just been adding a quart of oil every 3 months...getting tired of it though

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , 85,000 mi

    Valve cover gasket

    Flag This
+ See more reports