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BMW X5 Oil Leaks From Engine Area

BMW X5 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Engines Affected: 3.0L 6 Cylinder, 4.4L V8, 4.6L V8, 4.8L V8, 6 Cylinder, V8

Average Mileage: 87,303 mi (29,000 mi - 193,000 mi)


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, , 75,000 mi

    leaking lots of oil on concrete, has not been used in 2 weeks still leaking.

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  • Visitor, , 4.4L V8, 77,800 mi

    smell of burning oil and slight oil leak on floor of garage. Car is at repair facility now. Any idea of costs or problem anyone?

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  • Visitor, , 4.4L V8, 57,000 mi

    when the car is idling for more than 2 min or more a smoke is coming out of the exhaust and a smell or burning oil.

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  • Visitor, , 4.4L V8, 115,000 mi

    leaked all oil at a red light

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  • bmasri, , 6 Cylinder, 42,000 mi

    burning smell and oil leakage under the engin cover.

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L 6 Cylinder, 80,000 mi

    changed gasket

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  • Visitor, , 4.4L V8, 70,000 mi

    Burns oil and will leave me 3 Quarts short. :/ Haven't gotten it fixed.

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  • 2001BMWX5, , 4.4L V8, 62,000 mi

    Oil leaking from valve cover gasket

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L 6 Cylinder, 100,000 mi

    oil leaks from engine, no resolution from the dealership.

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  • Edjones, , 3.0L 6 Cylinder, 127,000 mi

    Car smells of burning oil

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