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Old 11-12-2015, 01:13 PM
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2004 BMW X5 oil leak

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Old 11-12-2015, 01:18 PM
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Hi im new here havent got a clue how to use this yet ! , bin having aload of problems with a oil leak on my 4.6 x5 .. i have replace the gasket 3 times on the drivers side rocker cover oil is leaking onto the exhaust manifold causing smoke to come from every angle any info help or suggestions i appreciate
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:33 PM
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What year is your X5?
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:38 PM
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Its a 2004 preface lift mate
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:41 PM
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I moved your thread to the E53 X5 forum, you will get more help in here.

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Old 11-12-2015, 01:44 PM
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Old 11-12-2015, 11:02 PM
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Oil leak.

Hi just a long shot but the valve cover bolts are not all the same length or the spacer part on them is different ? I think there is 4 that go in the center that are different ? May pay to check to see if this has happened bolts got mixed up / Happened to me when I replaced my gasket, changed bolts and no more probs.
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Old 11-13-2015, 08:46 AM
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Sometimes, seating the VC can be a bit tricky on the side next to the exhaust manifold. There are red clips screwed into the underside of the VC's that get hung up. Once you have it on, run your fingers along the edge and see if there's a gap. If there is then try again...you'll have to pick it up and reposition it. Usually takes me a few tries before its sitting correctly. The other notion may be that your VC is cracked. Not that uncommon with plastic covers.
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:53 AM
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Hi thanks for the reply , upto now ive had 2 garages put the VC gaskets on still leaking oil so last week i purchased a new cover and genuine bmw gasket all was fine for 3 days now the smoke is unbearable , could a failed CCV cause pressure in the rocker cover ?
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:16 AM
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I suppose that could be an issue, probably less likely though. Checking the CCV diaphragm is easy. YouTube has a lot of videos on doing this.
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Old 11-21-2015, 03:38 PM
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[QUOTE]]I suppose that could be an issue, probably less likely though. Checking the CCV diaphragm is easy. YouTube has a lot of videos on doing this. [/QUOTE

Hi Mate,
I recently just has this issue repaired on my 04 x5- e53 3.0L petrol,
Found out it was the PVC valve that needed to be replaced, it was sucking oil into the exhaust and making things smokey. Some of the seals and tubes had worn.

is you car diesel or petrol?
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:23 PM
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Yes if your crank case vent is blocked up it will blow every valve cover gasket you put on until you replace it.
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Old 11-24-2015, 01:14 AM
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Its ok car cought fire ! Electrical fire from door card bye bye x5
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