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.
Car Problem Reports
BMW X5 Oil Leaks From Engine Area
BMW X5 Problem
Engines Affected: 3.0L 6 Cylinder, 4.4L V8, 4.8L V8, 6 Cylinder, V8
Average Mileage: 83,437 mi (29,000 mi - 162,000 mi)
Visitor, 2002 BMW X5, 3.0L 6 Cylinder, 97,000 mi
Smells of burning oil. I am starting to see drops in my driveway. :( What is this going to cost me?
Visitor, 2007 BMW X5, 75,000 mi
leaking lots of oil on concrete, has not been used in 2 weeks still leaking.
Visitor, 2005 BMW X5, 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?
Visitor, 2005 BMW X5, 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.
Visitor, 2003 BMW X5, 4.4L V8, 115,000 mi
leaked all oil at a red light
Oil leaking from valve cover gasket
burning smell and oil leakage under the engin cover.
Visitor, 2004 BMW X5, 4.4L V8, 70,000 mi
Burns oil and will leave me 3 Quarts short. :/ Haven't gotten it fixed.
Visitor, 2001 BMW X5, 3.0L 6 Cylinder, 80,000 mi
Visitor, 2002 BMW X5, 3.0L 6 Cylinder, 100,000 mi
oil leaks from engine, no resolution from the dealership.