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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
BMW 330Ci Oil Leaks From Engine Area
BMW 330Ci Problem
Average Mileage: 95,849 mi (56,000 mi - 180,000 mi)
Visitor, 2004 BMW 330Ci, 82,000 mi
noticed few drops of oil under the car while parked overnight.
Visitor, 2002 BMW 330Ci, 145,000 mi
oil leak but can't find it where it's coming from.
Visitor, 2002 BMW 330Ci, 119,000 mi
been worked on 4 times, still not resolved.
Visitor, 2006 BMW 330Ci, 65,000 mi
valve cover gasket leak fixed by the dealer
Visitor, 2004 BMW 330Ci, 68,000 mi
Leaking oil from the valve gasket. I fixed it myself as I am an auto buff and have the tolls.
Visitor, 2001 BMW 330Ci, 180,000 mi
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.
Visitor, 2001 BMW 330Ci, 77,000 mi
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.
Visitor, 2001 BMW 330Ci, 124,600 mi
No fix yet
Visitor, 2001 BMW 330Ci, 60,000 mi
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.