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: 88,787 mi (56,000 mi - 128,000 mi)
Visitor, 2002 BMW 330Ci, 119,000 mi
been worked on 4 times, still not resolved.
Visitor, 2004 BMW 330Ci, 82,000 mi
noticed few drops of oil under the car while parked overnight.
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, 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.
Visitor, 2002 BMW 330Ci, 101,000 mi
Valve cover started leaking and required replacing. Not bad for 11 years and 100K miles.
Leaking oil from engine.
Visitor, 2004 BMW 330Ci, 81,000 mi
oil leak and smoke from engine compartment after 5 miles