BMW 540i Problem Report

BMW 540i Engine Oil Leaks

(24 reports)

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

Replace valve cover gaskets, upper timing case gaskets, PCV valve, PCV vent tube -
valve cover gaskets are starting to leak oil.Not repaired yet, plan on replacing them. app. $375.00 -
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. -
dealer diagnosed oil leak -
rough idle car running rich. intake manifold gasket replaced. -
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. -
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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