Valve Cover Gasket Leaks are Common After 60,000 Miles on BMW 530i

Am engine oil leak may develop from the valve cover gasket. This commonly occurs on vehicles with over 60,000 miles. Replacement of the leaking gasket should correct this concern.

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Average mileage: 102,271 (50,000–180,097)
4 model years affected: 1995, 2004, 2005, 2007
8 people reported this problem
6 people shared problem details
2005 BMW 530i99,300
replaced value cover gasket after leaking oil noted.
2005 BMW 530i114,000
Engine would smoke after long trips. Took in for inspection and the valve cover gaskets were leaking causing oil to burn and smoke. Repaired at shop
1995 BMW 530i180,097
Leakin oil
2004 BMW 530i110,000
Replace for $600
2005 BMW 530i50,000
oil dripping under vehicle and there is oil burning smell while you drive.
Valve cover leaking at rear onto exhaust manifold causing smoke.
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