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  1. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    I got a 14’ 550i that’s makes a oil burn smell especially when I gas it, saw something online saying it could possibly be my oil cap seal has gone bad and it leaks there which would be awesome if that’s it lol . I took some pics where it looks like oil comes out because it’s all black and gunky...
  2. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi Everyone. I am in process of reviving my E39 530i Automatic. Its been parked in my garage for almost 2 years except for a 100 mile journey in a day about 1 year ago. I need your help to get it road worthy again. Its my project vehicle and I want to save it from going to scrap yard. I...
  3. General BMW Questions
    Hello everyone my car has been leaking oil for a month now some bmw worker told me it was the housing gasket but I don’t think he inspected the car right I went under it and it was very philthy can the oil pan gasket cause the car from underneath to be covered in oil?
  4. 5 Series
    Hello all, I was recently given a 528i (they told me there were a few issues). I believe it has a valve cover gasket leak. Is the car safe to drive about 15 minutes to the mechanic? it produces a light smoke coming through the vents after about a minute of the engine running. Also all the...
  5. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Dear all! New to the forum, I apologize if the subject had already been discussed before I've tried looking around. Just want to get some info from you guys if any of you have/had an e92 320I (N46), experiencing some newly discovered leak (sure wasn't there three weeks ago :/) around down at the...
  6. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I have a 2008 e90 325i that just doesn’t want to stop leaking oil from the valvetronic motor gasket. I’ve replaced it twice with the OEM gasket from bmw and on the second attempt I used some silicone gasket to help it seal but it just didn’t seem to do the job.it has the plastic tappet cover/...
  7. General BMW Questions
    Hey guys, i’ve just recieved a quote for an oil leak and got a quote of 2k including labour which i really dont wanna do. Nsw Au, just wondering if these parts are available online and is it easy to fix by myself?. Thank you *photo attached if quote listing.
  8. E30 (1982 - 1993)
  9. 3 Series & 4 Series
    Hi all, I know there are lot of threads on this topic but most of them have an happy ending. Not in my case though. Recently noticed oil burning smell and smoke from under the hood and sometime based on the AC air intake inside the car as well. I've looked at the engine and did see some oil...
  10. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi everyone, this is my first post, hope to be welcomed with my 02 530i 5 speed. About a month ago I did the CCV and the two hard coolant pipes under the manifold. After about 20 hours of work over 5 days I finally got the car started, and right away I noticed a coolant leak(hard coolant line...
  11. E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
    Hello guys, I have an 03 Z4 with 98k miles. I need help diagnosing what's wrong with it. It has dropped a load of oil on the floor and sounds strange too. I'm hoping somebody on here knows what's wrong with it and can point me to the right direction , any help is appreciated Thank you
  12. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Hey guys my name is Kyle. I got a ‘15 435i with the 3.0 turbo. It’s got 71,000km and just bought it a month ago. I’m running into an issue with engine oil leaks from my research, the valve cover gasket is the main culprit. The dealership directed me to Fountain Tire to get it checked out and we...
  13. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Hello Everyone, I have a 2013 BMW 528i xdrive and it has been good so far! Recently I have observed several issues as of recent. Firstly, it started to have a small oil leak (coming from the oil drain plug, which I checked by going under the car) and blue smoke that would disappear soon after...
  14. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    I bought this 2007 bmw 750i few months back the car runs great. Recently encountered this sudden oil leak initially it seemed like it was from oil pan but after removing the reinforcing plate found out it was leaking from a corroded pipe line next to the oil pan with heat shield does anyone know...
  15. General BMW Questions
    Hi Everyone, I have a E39 528i 2000 sedan that has a oil leak that i just can't seam to locate. there is a small pool of oil on the ground at the front of the engine below the cam sensor. I have replaced the valve cover and gasket and have replaced the cam sensor (exhaust side) but this hasn't...
  16. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hello everyone, I recently purchased a 2009 BMW 328i with 90K miles. I took it for an inspection and the technicians discovered an oil leak in the engine, apparently from the head gasket. Their suggestion was to replace the head gasket. I had the oil changed and there wasn't any coolant or...
  17. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hey all! I have a 2007 525i that has an oil leak top of motor. I originally thought was due to a valve cover gasket but after looking at the gasket shape I'm thinking it might not be the gasket at but something else and might be able to be fixed without replacing the gasket but maybe a washer...
  18. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi All, Appreciate the feedback on this in advance! I'm researching now but stuck between a rock and a hard place. I have a 2008 535xi with 178,000 miles on it. Check engine light came on 2 nights ago; had a rough idle + accelerating was really rough and the RPM was surging around 1-3K while...
  19. E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
    My 2005 645ci has an oil leak, its pretty slow and seems to only leaks when the car is off. I have to top up the oil at least once per week. Car has 141,000 miles. I first noticed it when I hadn't driven it for about a month, I topped it up and took it on the road. drives fine and smooth. I...
  20. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    06 530i with 152k. To make a long story short, I think I have oil in my coolant and would like to get ideas on what would be the likely cause? The long story is below. I saw smoke/steam coming from under my hood one rainy day waiting at a stop light. I thought the car was overheating even...
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