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Old 01-21-2013, 08:36 AM
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Mein Auto: 2004 BMW X3 3.0 Auto Tran
Originally Posted by cagui1223 View Post
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:

Keep us posted!
Thanks! I checked your thread but I do not think my engine is the same as yours. I have a 2004 X3 with the M54 engine but thanks for the info! It might help other owners with the same issue as yours...
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