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 323Ci Oil Leaks From Engine Area
BMW 323Ci Problem
Model Year Affected: 2000
Average Mileage: 112,333 mi (80,000 mi - 165,000 mi)
Visitor, 2000 BMW 323Ci, 165,000 mi
Visitor, 2000 BMW 323Ci, 92,000 mi
Had a mechanic check it out and he said it would be okay to drive for a while. He said it wouldn't leak a significant amount of oil and that the smell of burning oil would probably prompt me to want to fix it ASAP. Wants $330 to fix it.
Visitor, 2000 BMW 323Ci, 80,000 mi
burning oil smell