Engine Oil Leaks on BMW 740iL

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)
9 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
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14 people shared problem details
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
1998 BMW 740iL115,000
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 leak from engine
Oil leaks everywhere!! Mostly by pan, covers and PVC
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.
1996 BMW 740iL144,000
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
2001 BMW 740iL136,000
valve cover gaskets replaced twice so far, about 65000 and 136000
2001 BMW 740iL177,000
Oil leak around valve cover passenger side
2000 BMW 740iL164,000
oil drips in driveway
inspection indicated fluid leaks, recommended valve cover gasket replacement, cost about $490.00. maybe more leak present, but will see!
1998 BMW 740iL177,777
leaks oil coolant valley pan will change gaskets and spark plugs
2001 BMW 740iL108,000
Small oil leak. No engine light. Runs fine.
2001 BMW 740iL71,000
Replaced valve cover gaskets, front main, and oil pan gasket.
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