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      03-30-2013, 12:45 AM   #1
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Leaking oil WTF?

So smelled burning oil....2012 328i. 15000 miles. How much has this been happening if at all? Thought only domestics did this...especially this few of miles....ugh. Looks like a valve cover gasket as there is oil on the exhaust manifold.
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Leaky BMW valve cover and oil filter housing gaskets have been an issue for decades.
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Thought only domestics did this...
I was unaware Canadian cars are known for leaking oil.
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Surprisingly, the cleanest old car I've ever worked on is a family member's 2003 Chevy Cavalier, now with >190,000 miles. That thing has not leaked a drop of anything - no oil, no trans fluid, no coolant. The underside of the engine is still spotless. My BMWs have all had thick coating of sludge past 100,000 miles.
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