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.
Car Problem Reports
BMW 530i Valve Cover Gasket Leaks are Common After 60,000 Miles
BMW 530i Problem
Average Mileage: 81,450 mi (50,000 mi - 114,000 mi)
Visitor, 2005 BMW 530i, 50,000 mi
oil dripping under vehicle and there is oil burning smell while you drive.
Visitor, 2005 BMW 530i, 99,300 mi
replaced value cover gasket after leaking oil noted.
Visitor, 2005 BMW 530i, 114,000 mi
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
Valve cover leaking at rear onto exhaust manifold causing smoke.