BMW 525i Problem Report
BMW 525i Burning Smell or Oil Drips on the Ground Due to Engine Oil Leak
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.
Happening to me now - srose002
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. - country sunshine
small oil drips - oil somehow gets heated and there is a odor of synthetic oil being oxidized on the hot engine - Visitor
oil smell from the engine - Visitor
Engine oil leaking creating burning smell. - Visitor
Leaks oil every where. - popughomer
leak from engine area and no power - Visitor
I have had the oil leak problem repaired several times. Different gaskets were repaired each time and the problem persisted. - Visitor
Puddle of oil under my car after parked in garage for 3 weeks. - Visitor
Had a terrible valve leak. When the heater was running I could smell burning oil coming through the vents. So unhealthy. - bmwlemon
oil leaking from top side of engine. large spots on carport over night and burning smell as u drive. - Visitor
OIL LEAK AND BURNING SMELL - Visitor
I also have oil leaks and burning oil smell from engine - Visitor
replaced valve cover gaskets - Visitor
Oil leaks, gasket needed to be replaced. - Visitor
I'm so sick of this oil burning - Visitor
Leaked while in park with engine on and then kept getting worse over time. Fixed by replacing oil pan gasket. - Visitor
in the morning a lot of smoke - Visitor
leaks oil every wear to do to valve cover gasket - Visitor
I drained it off and it still smoke can I let the car run until it clear out because I no that...
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leaking red fluid at front left