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: 118,059 (12,000–185,000)
9 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
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9 people shared problem details
2000 BMW 540i12,000
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1999 BMW 540i110,000
Replace valve cover gaskets, upper timing case gaskets, PCV valve, PCV vent tube
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2000 BMW 540i155,811
valve cover gaskets are starting to leak oil.Not repaired yet, plan on replacing them. app. $375.00
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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.
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1997 BMW 540i163,000
dealer diagnosed oil leak
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1998 BMW 540i148,897
rough idle car running rich. intake manifold gasket replaced.
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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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