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 330xi Oil Leaks From Engine Area
BMW 330xi Problem
Average Mileage: 89,674 mi (50,000 mi - 140,000 mi)
how much should i pay to get an engine oil pan gasket leak fixed ?
Visitor, 2002 BMW 330xi, 89,000 mi
oil leaks front of engine (new valve cover gaskiet and oil panel gaskiet],
Visitor, 2003 BMW 330xi, 75,000 mi
bad valve cover gasket replaced
Visitor, 2006 BMW 330xi, 50,000 mi
valve cover replaced due to leak
Visitor, 2005 BMW 330xi, 79,000 mi
Burning oil smell after a trip.
Visitor, 2001 BMW 330xi, 125,000 mi
valve cover gasket junk
Visitor, 2004 BMW 330xi, 110,500 mi
smells of burning oil and minor amounts of smoke from engine compartment due to oil leakage onto the manifold.
Smell of oil from engine compartment
Visitor, 2003 BMW 330xi, 79,840 mi