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BMW 325i Oil Leaks From Lower Engine Area

 
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Average Mileage: 97,942 mi (10,000 mi - 260,000 mi)

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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, , 120,000 mi

    Oil leak from the gasket, where the filter assmbly attaches to the engine. :o/

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  • waltrkm, , 125,000 mi
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    leaking from two areas, valve cover gasket and oil filter housing.

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  • kwandsen, , 112,000 mi
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    oil smell, leaking from valve cover gasket onto exhaust manifold

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  • Visitor, , 85,000 mi

    oil drips under the vehicle and burning oil smell from the engine compartment.
    The repair called for a crank case vent valve &
    oil filter housing gasket $988 at the BMW shop, when I priced it in other shops they quoted me $140 so we'll see if that's true, they seem to be very familiar with it, so we'll see

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  • Visitor, , 10,100 mi

    valve cover gasket replaced

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  • Visitor, , 112,000 mi

    Oil leaking from the gasket, dripping on exhaust and causing smoke to come up through the hood. This is the second time I am replacing the valve cover gaskets in 15k miles.

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  • Visitor, , 190,000 mi

    oil leaks coming from OIL LINE hose, smells and smokes of oil burning from under the hood. easy to replace. need to remove the air filter housing.

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  • Visitor, , 14,034 mi

    Unexplained Oil Leak Dealer Could Not Find or Fix.

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  • Visitor, , 120,000 mi

    I smell burning oil, its def a small leak coming from the engine so I assume its the valve cover gasket. you dont notice it unless the car is running and isnt moving. You dont notice it at all while driving, even if its stop go city BS.

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  • Visitor, , 86,000 mi

    continuous oil leak. replace oil pan now its the oil gasket

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