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BMW 525i Oil Leaks From Lower Engine Area

 
BMW 525i Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Average Mileage: 109,057 mi (69,000 mi - 170,000 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.

  • srose002, , 97,000 mi
     Enthusiast

    Happening to me now

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  • Visitor, , 125,000 mi

    small oil drips - oil somehow gets heated and there is a odor of synthetic oil being oxidized on the hot engine

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  •  Rookie

    This is just one of many problems had with this car after 4 months from purchase. I did the research on them and thought was buying one in good condition but it has spent more time in shop than road and very costly. I'm hoping in the long run I will have it long enough to off set some of the cost. They are a dream to drive but I must be one in a few who have major problems that takes away the fun after spending over 3k already and still waiting for something else to go wrong. I sold my 2004 Impala that I had for 3yrs and no problems to buy this and it's been a nightmare. We had 3 BMW's before and I swore I'd never own another one so I got what I asked for because I missed driving them.

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  • Visitor, , 140,000 mi

    oil smell from the engine

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  • Visitor, , 102,000 mi

    Engine oil leaking creating burning smell.

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  •  Rookie

    Leaks oil every where.

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    I have had the oil leak problem repaired several times. Different gaskets were repaired each time and the problem persisted.

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    Puddle of oil under my car after parked in garage for 3 weeks.

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  • bmwlemon, , 80,000 mi
     Enthusiast

    Had a terrible valve leak. When the heater was running I could smell burning oil coming through the vents. So unhealthy.

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  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    oil leaking from top side of engine. large spots on carport over night and burning smell as u drive.

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