why my BMW X5 smell like if it burns the engine oil

Asked by Apr 21, 2017 at 11:58 PM about the 2013 BMW X5 xDrive35i Sport Activity AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the light went on saying add a 1 quarter of engine oil to avoid damage to the engine

2 Answers

100

Your valve cover gasket has moderate leakage. Reason of consuming oil is that leakage and also reason of burned oil smell is engine oil deep on hot manifold. It is kind a common problem for bmws. Replace the valve cover gasket will solve your problem. After changing the valve gasket get fresh oil change and watch oil level if it still consumes. Most of older bmws consume oil a quart or little more every a few thousands miles. Nothing to worry just add oil when it needs. That is all.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
55,155

You have an oil leak. See if you can find where the leak is and have it repaired. Could be the cam cover gasket, oil pressure sender, oil filter, oil drain plug etc.

Your Answer

BMW X5 Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,840
  • #2
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    750
  • #3
    Asiamah6910
    Reputation
    660
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW X3
56 Great Deals out of 552 listings starting at $3,084
Used BMW 5 Series
48 Great Deals out of 649 listings starting at $2,449
Used BMW X6
11 Great Deals out of 177 listings starting at $17,991
Used BMW 3 Series
170 Great Deals out of 2,015 listings starting at $995
Used BMW X5 M
5 Great Deals out of 45 listings starting at $25,995
Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class
35 Great Deals out of 516 listings starting at $5,450
Used Audi Q7
17 Great Deals out of 307 listings starting at $7,888
Used BMW 7 Series
7 Great Deals out of 177 listings starting at $5,000
Used Land Rover Range Rover Sport
16 Great Deals out of 239 listings starting at $12,800
Used Porsche Cayenne
24 Great Deals out of 242 listings starting at $6,999
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
152 Great Deals out of 3,536 listings starting at $3,500
Used Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
5 Great Deals out of 203 listings starting at $12,995
Used Acura MDX
46 Great Deals out of 509 listings starting at $1,500
Used Land Rover Range Rover
4 Great Deals out of 88 listings starting at $7,980
Used Audi Q5
50 Great Deals out of 431 listings starting at $10,888

Used Cars For Sale

2017 BMW X5 For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 119 listings starting at $57,994
2016 BMW X5 For Sale
52 listings starting at $49,900
2015 BMW X5 For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 81 listings starting at $43,888
2014 BMW X5 For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 88 listings starting at $37,888
2013 BMW X5 For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 54 listings starting at $22,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.