Smoking from engine compartment, losing oil

Asked by Feb 27, 2010 at 04:12 AM about the 2001 BMW X5 4.4i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

while driving notice lite smoke condition venting from engine,smells like oil burning, checked oil found to be a few quarts low. Please help and give repair guide..  

2 Answers

11,045

Find the oil leak and repair it. I would like around the exhaust pipe area as thats the only way oil when leaking will vaporized. Maybe a valve cover gasket / Oil Pressure switch something like that Good Luck

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
60

Common problem is the CCV system failure, especially if in a cold climate where condensation that builds up under short stop and go driving and this freezes blocking vacuum and enabling engine to suck oil into the intake causing huge amount of smoke out exhaust, and in your case, problably blew out valve cam cover gasket which is leaking down onto exhaust manifold. If you have never had a valve cover gasket leak before, sooner or later you will, especially when CCV failure or blockage happens. Don't drive car without replacing CCV hoses or you will have further issues.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search BMW X5 Questions

BMW X5 Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,230
#2 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 630
#3 Asiamah6910
Asiamah6910
Reputation 430
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series
675 Great Deals out of 17,819 listings starting at $1,500
Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class
299 Great Deals out of 5,817 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW 3 Series
1,833 Great Deals out of 41,344 listings starting at $1,250
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,174 Great Deals out of 71,081 listings starting at $495
Used BMW 7 Series
204 Great Deals out of 5,885 listings starting at $1,600
Used Acura MDX
417 Great Deals out of 16,282 listings starting at $1,750
Used Land Rover Range Rover
119 Great Deals out of 4,966 listings starting at $4,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 BMW X5 For Sale
7,647 listings starting at $49,935
2016 BMW X5 For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 1,161 listings starting at $37,000
2015 BMW X5 For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 498 listings starting at $33,988
2014 BMW X5 For Sale
39 Great Deals out of 735 listings starting at $30,990
2013 BMW X5 For Sale
206 Great Deals out of 2,449 listings starting at $17,980