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

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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.

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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

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