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    When the garage rang me the other day they said they can smell a bit of burning oil, they assured me it wasnt bad but were going to check it out. When i next spoke they said it had gone after a while from when they had the car turned on etc.

    should i be concerned or is there something i should be looking out for???

    dont know why im now a bit worried.....

  • #2
    turbo on its way out or leaking oil return pipe or leaking rocker cover gasket. they should be able to see where it's coming from

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    • #3
      i vaguley remember them saying (i may have imagined it) coming from the rocker cover bolt????

      what does this mean and whats the cause and fix???

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      • #4
        I had this, just a slightly loose rocker cover bolt on the top and you culd see the oil collecting around it, just needed tightening up and job done.

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        • #5
          cheers jay - i mean im not 100% certain its this i just have a feeling thats what it is, and i assume this caused the burning smell? - not sure why it 'would have gone' though according to the garage.

          is this a warranty thing then if worse i.e seals etc?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by YTVXR View Post
            cheers jay - i mean im not 100% certain its this i just have a feeling thats what it is, and i assume this caused the burning smell? - not sure why it 'would have gone' though according to the garage.

            is this a warranty thing then if worse i.e seals etc?
            There could be a few causes as people have said above. Mine used to collect a VERY small amount of oil arounf the bottom far right rocker cover bolt and this would get very hot obviously and gave off abit of a smell from time to time. I assume that the bolt had just worked loose over time so tightened it up and never had a problem with it since.

            Another cause can be the turbo oil seals. I believe that if you open up the eigine bay and look down the front infront of the engine towards the floor and look at the bottom of the turbo, i believe that if the seals are leaking there tends to be oil in that loaction. Someone did post pictures of where to look but i cant find them.

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            • #7
              Mine has done it from day one... Its been in 5 times now and they've thrown bits at it and it still does it.
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              • #8
                think its the bolt on the right ON TOP of the rocker not the manifold bolts if this means anthing different???

                so are seals a warranty thing - common prob/fix???

                company bmw is sounding appealing right now.....

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                • #9
                  Yeah, it'll be covered under warranty mate.

                  So far on mine they've changed:

                  Oil return pipe
                  Crank case breather hose
                  Turbo
                  Oil return pipe gasket
                  Turbo oil feed pipe
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by YTVXR View Post
                    think its the bolt on the right ON TOP of the rocker not the manifold bolts if this means anthing different???

                    so are seals a warranty thing - common prob/fix???

                    company bmw is sounding appealing right now.....
                    Yep thats what i mean, ontop of the rocker cover around the spark plug cover Make sure there all tight, i bet one isnt

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                    • #11
                      hope it is that jay pal.

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                      • #12
                        so is it a simple tighten nut job if is that?

                        if seals had gone or turbo on way would error codes be shown or lights come up?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by YTVXR View Post
                          so is it a simple tighten nut job if is that?

                          if seals had gone or turbo on way would error codes be shown or lights come up?
                          mine didn't when it started leaking

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