What are common causes of oil leaks in 2012 BMW X5 3.0 l

Asked by Feb 03, 2019 at 09:48 AM about the 2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What are common causes of oil leaks in 2012 BMW X5 3.0 l..I just bought this
vehicle and it 96 K miles and i was surprised to see the oil leaks on my
driveway..

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Most oil leaks come from old gaskets. This is a particular problem in German cars as they don't use pre-manufactured gaskets, but they pour liquid gasket material, like caulking, in trails that form gaskets when tightened during assembly. These gaskets notoriously fail with age. So, your problem is the valve cover and pan gaskets.

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Oil housing gasket and valve cover gasket was my problems on 2002 x5 3.0

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