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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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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
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replaced value cover gasket after leaking oil noted.
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
Leakin oil
oil dripping under vehicle and there is oil burning smell while you drive.
Valve cover leaking at rear onto exhaust manifold causing smoke.