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Burning Smell or Oil Drips on the Ground Due to Engine Oil Leak on BMW 323i

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Valve cover gasket leaks are common after 60,000 miles. Symptoms will include oil drips under the vehicle and burning oil smell from the engine compartment.

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BMW 323i Vehicles With This Problem

RepairPal Fair Price Estimate
$174-$208
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Average mileage: 121,500 (70,000–167,500)
1 model year affected: 2000
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There is oil leak under the car and on the ground every time i move the car. i was told to have the engine steam cleaned so they can see where the leak is coming from. They say the gasket needs tigtening.
It hasn't been fixed the dealer gave me something that says OGHG leak and it's $600 to fix. I want to know what it is!
check da oil filter cap may be loose i thought it was blown seals ..da oil travels to the back and on to da ex. pipe and burns