Engine Oil Leaks on BMW 540i

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: 112,977 (12,000–185,000)
9 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
26 people reported this problem
10 people shared problem details
2000 BMW 540i12,000
1999 BMW 540i110,000
Replace valve cover gaskets, upper timing case gaskets, PCV valve, PCV vent tube
2002 BMW 540i185,000
Started dripping oil at about 170000 miles, i have to add about a quart of oil every 4 months or so. Mechanic said probably not worth the trouble of fixing.
2000 BMW 540i155,811
valve cover gaskets are starting to leak oil.Not repaired yet, plan on replacing them. app. $375.00
1997 BMW 540i163,000
dealer diagnosed oil leak
1998 BMW 540i148,897
rough idle car running rich. intake manifold gasket replaced.
2000 BMW 540i52,000
Oil leak drips very little so evaporates on manifold , but gives a smell when idle. Leave spots when car not used a few days Have to bit bull it and repair before oil ignites and smell gets back when at idle from burning off even though very small leak it seems, as oil level doe not really drop , crazy should not happen at this low milage!!
2000 BMW 540i57,000
slight leak of oil on valve covers left it alone BMW wanted approx 3000 to fix.......never a drop where parked it seems to evaporate from engine heat
was told i had a engine oil leak, cost from BMW $1,455.00 not fixed I'm looking for a place to get it done cheaper they said my upper timing covers need to be replaced. this was there cost. 513-207-1272 call or text I'm in cincinnati ohio if you know some other place.
2000 BMW 540i134,000
Slight leak initially. Slowly grew over 6 month period - from a 1/2 dollar size to a puddle. Diagnosed and repaired eventually. Valve cover gasket replacement.
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