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X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
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Old 12-29-2014, 09:14 AM
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I keep smelling oil....

Ive got a 2004 3.0 model. The last months I keep smelling oil or maybe strong emissions? I may have spilled a drop while topping off recently but not much. I dont see any blue smoke coming from tail pipe nor do I see any leaks around engine parts... Any suggestions?
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Old 12-29-2014, 11:22 AM
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Valve cover gasket probably leaking at the back where you can't see it.
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Old 12-29-2014, 07:24 PM
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Ah! thanks - i'll check it out.
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