Engine Oil Leaks on BMW X5

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 107,138 (53,000–163,000)
Engines affected: 3.0L 6 Cylinder, 4.4L V8, 4.6L V8, 4.8L V8, V8
8 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2007, 2008
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oil leak and burning smell
Oil leaks at valve cover, intake and PCV plate - 1600.00 at independent BMW repair shop.
Oil leaks from the cover gasket and it looks like another one around the oil filter canister
Alternator bracket gasket and valve cover gasket are both leaking.
white or blue smoke come out of pipes when car is hot and I made stop lights and on the freeway pack traffic ..very frustrated and enbarrasing.
valve cover gasket oil leaks
Replaced water pump , valve cover gasket, cooling fan, front cv boot and power steering line.
Valve, cover gaskets leaking terribly, smokin from under the hood and out of tail pipe, burning odor reaks vehicle
Mechanic said we had an oil leak, although we never saw ANY oil in the garage. Replaced the Valve Comp Gasket, Intake Manifold Gasket/Seal $445
Never fixed, minor oil refill needed 1l every 1500 mls.