Oil smell inside vehicle when running

Asked by Dec 08, 2014 at 03:12 AM about the 2005 BMW 3 Series

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When the car is warming up and the heater is blowing smell oil burning

2 Answers

92,785

Then you most likely have an engine oil leak, it could be a minor one but it is enough that it is burning off the exhaust manifold and getting pulled in the fresh air intake for the heater during warm up. Fix the oil leak and it will go away.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
237,305

On your car 90% of the time it's the VCG or Valve cover gasket. This gets hard and brittle over time and leaks. Easy DIY. http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=886063

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search BMW 3 Series Questions

BMW 3 Series Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,640
#2 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 1,530
#3 Michael Branan
Michael Branan
Reputation 1,190
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series
460 Great Deals out of 15,988 listings starting at $1,700
Used BMW M3
45 Great Deals out of 1,517 listings starting at $5,800
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
446 Great Deals out of 26,582 listings starting at $2,000
Used Audi A4
229 Great Deals out of 10,877 listings starting at $1,899
Used Ford Mustang
476 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
416 Great Deals out of 19,905 listings starting at $699
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used BMW 6 Series
84 Great Deals out of 3,098 listings starting at $6,977
Used BMW X5
437 Great Deals out of 16,995 listings starting at $1,999
Used BMW 7 Series
188 Great Deals out of 6,134 listings starting at $2,999
Used Dodge Charger
405 Great Deals out of 28,172 listings starting at $1,988
Used BMW 1 Series
44 Great Deals out of 1,097 listings starting at $6,500
Used Lexus IS 250
193 Great Deals out of 5,057 listings starting at $3,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 BMW 3 Series For Sale
98 Great Deals out of 8,239 listings starting at $25,999
2016 BMW 3 Series For Sale
114 Great Deals out of 3,026 listings starting at $19,995
2015 BMW 3 Series For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 878 listings starting at $14,799
2014 BMW 3 Series For Sale
177 Great Deals out of 4,394 listings starting at $12,995
2013 BMW 3 Series For Sale
71 Great Deals out of 2,316 listings starting at $11,900

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.