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.
Car Problem Reports
BMW 328i Oil Leaks From Lower Engine Area
BMW 328i Problem
Average Mileage: 77,997 mi (38,000 mi - 175,000 mi)
Visitor, 2007 BMW 328i, 42,000 mi
Each time I start my car I have the typical rough start and smell a strong burning oil smell. Cold starts, long drives, it always produces this odor. My car has used over one quart of oil in one month, 3500 miles, and the dealer says this is normal? Needless to say, I am calling customer service.
Visitor, 2007 BMW 328i, 59,819 mi
Noticed oil burning on the exhuast manafold after a short drive. Took it in to the shop and i was told the valve vover had been cracked and that it needed to be replaced
Visitor, 2007 BMW 328i, 52,000 mi
Oil leaks from valve cover
Visitor, 2009 BMW 328i, 68,000 mi
I too have the same problem... I was also told that after three years BMWs start to have problems.
The typical one being the oil leak. Be sure to check you oil pan as well.
Visitor, 2007 BMW 328i, 62,000 mi
Smoke coming out from the front of car and you can smell oil burning. Mechanic found oil leak around valve cover gasket. Not fixed yet.
Visitor, 2007 BMW 328i, 64,000 mi
Visitor, 2007 BMW 328i, 60,353 mi
oil burning smell after driving for a couple hrs around the city.
Visitor, 2007 BMW 328i, 114,000 mi
engine valve cover leak
Visitor, 2007 BMW 328i, 38,000 mi
changed value cover gaucet and rubber gaucets around the spark plugs. Oil was leaking in the spark plub chamber and mechanic cleaned out and dried.
Visitor, 2007 BMW 328i, 69,000 mi
Still under CPO, going to the dealership today...might be time for a new car depending on the fix!