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 323i Oil Leaks From Engine Area
BMW 323i Problem
Model Year Affected: 2000
Average Mileage: 99,000 mi (70,000 mi - 117,000 mi)
Visitor, 2000 BMW 323i, 110,000 mi
There is oil leak under the car and on the ground every time i move the car. i was told to have the engine steam cleaned so they can see where the leak is coming from. They say the gasket needs tigtening.
check da oil filter cap may be loose i thought it was blown seals ..da oil travels to the back and on to da ex. pipe and burns
Visitor, 2000 BMW 323i, 70,000 mi
Small drops of oil periodically. Mostly a smoke smell at idle.