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BMW 323i Oil Leaks From Engine Area

BMW 323i Problem
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Model Year Affected: 2000

Average Mileage: 99,000 mi (70,000 mi - 117,000 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, , 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.

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  •  Rookie

    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

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  • Visitor, , 70,000 mi

    Small drops of oil periodically. Mostly a smoke smell at idle.

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