Problem Description and Possible Solution
Engine oil leaks commonly develop from both valve cover gaskets, intake manifold, and PCV plate after about 60,000 miles.
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Average mileage: 135,776 (13,300–256,000)
36 people reported this problem
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!
Car cranks but won't start, valve Cover gaskets seems to have oil leaking as I see alot of oil buildup, sparks plug have oil, I can't any leaks and no smoke coming out. Replaced camshaft and crankshaft sensors, works for a little than does the same thing, I'm baffled!! Any suggestions
Oil leaks everywhere!! Mostly by pan, covers and PVC
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
I've had this happen to mine and it's yet to be resolved.
Leaky valve cover gaskets.I had them replaced and they started leaking again around 15,000 to 20,000 miles.
inspection indicated fluid leaks, recommended valve cover gasket replacement, cost about $490.00. maybe more leak present, but will see!
Oil leak around valve cover passenger side
valve cover gaskets replaced twice so far, about 65000 and 136000
Replaced valve cover gaskets, front main, and oil pan gasket.
leaks oil coolant valley pan will change gaskets and spark plugs
Small oil leak. No engine light. Runs fine.