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BMW 530i Oil Leaks From Engine Area

 
BMW 530i Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Average Mileage: 96,885 mi (13,100 mi - 180,764 mi)

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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.

  • Visitor, , 180,764 mi

    im a mechanic, this is the boss man car. i replaced the gasket, Felpro-vs50626-r on 1/6/10,162xxx miles, im replacing it today, 11/15/10, 180764 miles,yes,he racks up the miles.the oil seems to be getting out between the rubber gasket and the plastic v/cover, not from under the gasket and aluminum head. im going see if he will spring for a new v/cover.im "old school", i like STEEL.

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  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    oil leak around valve cover drips on manifold causing strong burning oil smell. i would like to know how hard it would be to replace myself.

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  • Visitor, , 70,000 mi

    leaking oil on the ground

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  • kvette81, , 62,500 mi
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    Oil leaking at rear of valve cover onto rear exhaust manifold. Also found exhaust manifold gasket broken. The dealer wants $1200 to replace bothe gasket sets. I'm going to attempt to replace myself and save $1100.

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  • Visitor, , 99,600 mi

    Oil leaking from under the engine. Replaced valve cover gasket.

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  • Visitor, , 138,662 mi

    buring smell smoke

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  • Visitor, , 78,900 mi

    Burned oil smell due to power steering fluid leak at the hose and engine oil at valve cover.
    Replaced valve cover gasket, replaced power steering. hose, replace power steering cap o-ring.

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  • Visitor, , 92,000 mi

    oil smell and drops of oil on the ground under car.

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  • Visitor, , 62,000 mi

    Valve cover leaking due to broken valve cover aluminum bolts breaking. Had to replace valve cover gasket, all bolts and valvetronic gasket. Did the spark plugs at the same time.

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  • Visitor, , 121,223 mi

    Burnt smell and drip on ground.

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