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BMW 740iL Valve Cover, Intake Manifold, PCV Plate Oil Leaks

 
BMW 740iL Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

Average Mileage: 131,275 mi (13,300 mi - 256,000 mi)

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Engine oil leaks commonly develop from both valve cover gaskets, intake manifold, and PCV plate after about 60,000 miles.

  • Visitor,

    oil leak from engine

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  • Visitor,

    I've had this happen to mine and it's yet to be resolved.

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  • Visitor, , 108,000 mi

    Small oil leak. No engine light. Runs fine.

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  • Visitor, , 136,000 mi

    valve cover gaskets replaced twice so far, about 65000 and 136000

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  • Visitor,

    Leaky valve cover gaskets.I had them replaced and they started leaking again around 15,000 to 20,000 miles.

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  • Visitor, , 71,000 mi

    Replaced valve cover gaskets, front main, and oil pan gasket.

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  • Gisele, , 151,000 mi
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    Yesterday I parked my 2001 740il BWM in my drive way. About 30 minutes later, I went out to pull my car into the garage. That’s when I saw the oil spot on my drive way and oil spots going into my garage. The oil is leaking from somewhere in the engine department. It looks like it’s coming from the middle of the engine department closer to the driver side pass the front tire. Can someone help me with a diagnosis and how to fix it!

    Thanks

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  • Visitor, , 144,000 mi

    Oil leak from valves contaminated the spark plugs causing rough idle, and difficult starting. Replace valve cover gaskets, spark plugs and spark plug cord sets

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