oil smell comes through vent when car warms up

Asked by Dec 12, 2015 at 07:23 PM about the 2005 BMW 3 Series 325i

Question type: General

Can smell burning smell through vents have know oil leaks on top don't see
leak on bottom changed gaskets out and sprayed engine off to kill smell it
came back

2 Answers

251,505

The common culprit is the valve cover gasket, did you replace it? Also check the OFHG. Residual oil will take some time to burn off.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
1,525

Probably valve cover gasket.

Your Answer

BMW 3 Series Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,920
  • #2
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    1,610
  • #3
    Matt Mankinen
    Reputation
    1,240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series
462 Great Deals out of 16,477 listings starting at $2,000
Used BMW M3
52 Great Deals out of 1,469 listings starting at $4,990
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
612 Great Deals out of 23,245 listings starting at $1,995
Used Audi A4
313 Great Deals out of 10,721 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Mustang
765 Great Deals out of 42,132 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Accord
1,046 Great Deals out of 61,437 listings starting at $999
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
450 Great Deals out of 19,563 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW X5
400 Great Deals out of 12,955 listings starting at $2,495
Used BMW 7 Series
161 Great Deals out of 6,001 listings starting at $2,500
Used BMW 6 Series
88 Great Deals out of 2,784 listings starting at $5,980
Used Dodge Charger
421 Great Deals out of 27,669 listings starting at $1,000
Used BMW 1 Series
58 Great Deals out of 974 listings starting at $6,495
Used BMW X3
277 Great Deals out of 12,118 listings starting at $2,900

Used Cars For Sale

2017 BMW 3 Series For Sale
161 Great Deals out of 8,650 listings starting at $25,429
2016 BMW 3 Series For Sale
53 Great Deals out of 1,833 listings starting at $19,500
2015 BMW 3 Series For Sale
30 Great Deals out of 1,166 listings starting at $15,995
2014 BMW 3 Series For Sale
229 Great Deals out of 5,138 listings starting at $13,315
2013 BMW 3 Series For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 1,603 listings starting at $10,900

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.