Oil leaks are a common problem for most cars and can happen in multiple locations. Some leaks are easier and cheaper to fix than others depending on the labor required. Minor leaks may not have an immediate effect however, long term neglect will lead to major complications. Driving with low oil levels or old oil will create friction between movable parts leading to unnecessary repairs. We can not stress enough how important it is to regularly change your oil with high quality oil like Liqui Moly. Performing an oil service more than what BMW recommends, will prolong your BMW’s oil leaks and increase the longevity of your engine. Here at Motorsport Connections we have a team of certified technicians ready to diagnose and repair any issue you may have. Below are common locations for BMW oil leaks.
VALVE COVER GASKETS
At some point in your BMW’s life, it will acquire an oil leak at the valve cover. If you’ve ever been sitting in traffic and get a whiff of a burning oil smell, or a small puff of smoke from under the hood, this is your valve cover leaking oil onto the exhaust manifold and burning off. Not matter what year or model BMW you own, this repair is inevitable. We’re here to help and advise, call us anytime.
OIL FILTER HOUSING
Another oil leak thats inevitable is a leak at the oil filter housing gasket. This oil leak needs to be diagnosed early, as its at the top of the engine and can leak down onto many other engine components such as your drive belt, belt tensioner, alternator, AC compressor and multiple cooling hoses. Getting your car serviced by BMW technicians is crucial in detecting this gasket failure. Many quick lube places don’t have the knowledge or experience to notice this oil leak, so call us anytime to schedule an oil service and our certified technicians can spot this failure early.