Burning Smell or Oil Drips on the Ground Due to Engine Oil Leak on BMW 323i

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.

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Average mileage: 110,000 (70,000–143,000)
1 model year affected: 2000
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2000 BMW 323i110,000
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
2000 BMW 323i70,000
Small drops of oil periodically. Mostly a smoke smell at idle.
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