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Old 01-21-2013, 09:30 AM
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Mein Auto: 2007 BMW X3 3.0si [e83]
I had that burning oil smell and it turned out to be a bad actuator gasket on our 07 X3 3.0si. I originally thought it was the vavle cover gasket, once I started removing everything I found out it was the actuator gasket.
Not sure if the 2004 has this though...
Here's the DIY thread I created for it:

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