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Old 01-25-2019, 01:37 PM
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Hi. Last week while stopped at a red light a strong smell of burnt oil came through my heating vents. When I got home I opened the hood and saw that there was oil on my alternator and other parts, it appeared as though the leak originated from around the oil cooler. (See attached pic) A few days previous I had just randomly checked my oil levels, via the idrive and it showed levels down about 3/4. On the same day that I smelt the oil I checked again and levels were down to where I needed to add 1 litre. I brought the car to the shop and they cleaned up everything around they then took the car for a drive and left it idling for a while but no oil leak. I've been driving it now for 3 days and no other leaks????
2011 x5 35i N55.
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I'll bet your friendly mechanic both cleaned it up and tightened whatever connection that was loose. Keep driving and keep checking iDrive and the engine compartment. And enjoy life!
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Old 01-25-2019, 04:01 PM
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Possibly, but he did not mention anything about it. He didn't even charge me for cleaning it up.
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Can anyone tell me if this is an accurate or complete video on how to change valve cover gasket.

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