Car Problem Reports

BMW X5 Valve Cover, Intake Manifold, PCV Plate Oil Leaks

BMW X5 Problem
17 Reports
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008

Engines Affected: 3.0L 6 Cylinder, 4.4L V8, 4.6L V8, 4.8L V8

Average Mileage: 102,650 mi (55,000 mi - 163,000 mi)


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

  • Visitor, , 3.0L 6 Cylinder, 118,000 mi

    Oil leaks from the cover gasket and it looks like another one around the oil filter canister

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L 6 Cylinder, 163,000 mi

    oil leak and burning smell

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  • Visitor, , 4.8L V8, 97,000 mi

    Oil leaks at valve cover, intake and PCV plate - 1600.00 at independent BMW repair shop.

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  • Visitor, , 4.6L V8, 55,000 mi

    Never fixed, minor oil refill needed 1l every 1500 mls.

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L 6 Cylinder

    valve cover gasket oil leaks

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  • Visitor, , 4.4L V8, 58,000 mi

    Replaced water pump , valve cover gasket, cooling fan, front cv boot and power steering line.

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