Engine Oil Leaks on BMW X5

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: 106,807 (55,000–163,000)
Engines affected: 3.0L 6 Cylinder, 4.4L V8, 4.6L V8, 4.8L V8
5 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2008
21 people reported this problem
8 people shared problem details
2008 BMW X5- 4.8L V897,000
Oil leaks at valve cover, intake and PCV plate - 1600.00 at independent BMW repair shop.
2000 BMW X5- 3.0L 6 Cylinder118,000
Oil leaks from the cover gasket and it looks like another one around the oil filter canister
2001 BMW X5- 3.0L 6 Cylinder163,000
oil leak and burning smell
2008 BMW X5- 3.0L 6 Cylinder92,000
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
2008 BMW X5- 4.8L V8
Alternator bracket gasket and valve cover gasket are both leaking.
2003 BMW X5- 4.6L V855,000
Never fixed, minor oil refill needed 1l every 1500 mls.
2008 BMW X5- 3.0L 6 Cylinder
valve cover gasket oil leaks
2003 BMW X5- 4.4L V858,000
Replaced water pump , valve cover gasket, cooling fan, front cv boot and power steering line.
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