Valve Cover Gasket Leaks are Common After 60,000 Miles on BMW 530i

Am engine oil leak may develop from the valve cover gasket. This commonly occurs on vehicles with over 60,000 miles. Replacement of the leaking gasket should correct this concern.

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Average mileage: 102,271 (50,000–180,097)
4 model years affected: 1995, 2004, 2005, 2007
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2004 BMW 530i 110,000 mi,
Replace for $600
2005 BMW 530i 99,300 mi,
replaced value cover gasket after leaking oil noted.
2005 BMW 530i 114,000 mi,
Engine would smoke after long trips. Took in for inspection and the valve cover gaskets were leaking causing oil to burn and smoke. Repaired at shop
1995 BMW 530i 180,097 mi,
Leakin oil
2005 BMW 530i 50,000 mi,
oil dripping under vehicle and there is oil burning smell while you drive.
Valve cover leaking at rear onto exhaust manifold causing smoke.