BMW 330Ci Problem Report

BMW 330Ci Burning Smell or Oil Drips on the Ground Due to Engine Oil Leak

(35 reports)

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.

noticed few drops of oil under the car while parked overnight. -
oil leak but can't find it where it's coming from. -
been worked on 4 times, still not resolved. -
valve cover gasket leak fixed by the dealer -
Leaking oil from the valve gasket. I fixed it myself as I am an auto buff and have the tolls. -
oil leaks from my engine -
Every time qwhen oil change due mechanic reports an oil leak at the cover valve area and also to the oil filter base -
Smelling strong fumes from engine compartment in cab of car...smoke from tailpipe blows white smoke if car sits more than 1 day then is started until I used oil stablizer. -
Easy repair by removing valve cover gasket and 40 dollar in parts. You tube video is available. If you are efficient should take 1 hr or less. Engine smokes from oil leak. Also spark plug sockets will fill with oil due to gasket leaks. These are included with gasket kit. -
No fix yet -
Oil leak engine -
I just purchased a 2001 330ci and immediately I noticed that I had a really bad oil leak. It leaks easily from the right hand side, I am assuming that it is the valve covers , but I haven't had time to investigated it yet, I haven't jacked it up or anything to look under it. So I don't have anything to report as to the fix, hopefully when I do I'll remember to come back to the website and report my findings and the fix. -
Valve cover started leaking and required replacing. Not bad for 11 years and 100K miles. -
Leaking oil from engine. -
oil leak and smoke from engine compartment after 5 miles -
Burning smell and small amount of dried up oil around valve cover. -
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