BMW 528i Problem Report
BMW 528i Burning Smell or Oil Drips on the Ground Due to Engine Oil Leak
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.
There are a number of oil seals on the car that fail. The rubber used in them turns to stone over time and leaks. If you oil from the upper half of the engine, the valve cover gaskets are usually to blame. If you have oil in the spark plug holes, that's the valve cover gaskets around the spark plugs... If someone says you have an oil pan gasket leak on the 6cyl model, it's more likely the oil filter housing gasket - google it. - mzahorik
Not had it fixed - mechanic suggested to wait - not yet dripping on driveway - just burning smell - doesn't use much oil at all yet - just a drip that smells. - Visitor
valve cover gasket needed replaced due to leaking oil. - nschbmw5
oil burning smell - Visitor
it hasnt been fixed idk what to do - Visitor
oil burning smell - Visitor
Oil leak SOMEWHERE? Smells like oil burning. none on garage floor (being caught by plastic pan under engine - for air dynamics)... Goodyear says it is beyond their abilities. Valve cover gasket or oil filter housing gasket... ugh looking for fix.... diagnostics do not say anything. - Visitor
2000 BMW 5281. Smoke inside passenger compartment. I replaced all coils and spark plugs. #3-4-5 cylinder and the plugs were coated with oil. Plug #4 was caked with slug. Still runs when at stop light otherwise smooth operation. I average 22.4 mpg - TupeNupe
One tiny drop on garage floor every day....it's not a constant drip....My fix for now is a towel and keep an eye on it. - Visitor
something, I dont knwo if its oil or trans fluid is drippin on teh coupler on the exhaust manifold....I know I run synthetic, oil, and its normal to leak some, cause its so thin....I dunno. IM gonan sell it now - Visitor
Oil leaking onto driveway, and it was caked on to all the parts underneath the car. - beemer99
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