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99 bmw323ic i smell oil burning see it leaking on manifold car not over heating what can it be

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Leaking valve cover gasket, most likely (assuming you are saying leaking on the exhaust manifold).

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SOURCE: 92 toyota camry XLE Engine oil leak onto manifold

yea i had the same problem, my last mechanic didnt tighten the top where d sprak plugs go in so it was leakin oil all they way down to the bottom where the exhaust runs and was smokin because of that... had it tightned and no longer ne smoke

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Try a engine flush...and a heavier oil like 20-50.  How many miles?

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SOURCE: 2003 Saturn, DOHC V6, burning smell in interior after car warms.

if the smell only comes on when the heater is on try pulling the blower motor mice like to build nests in the blower motor housing.

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SOURCE: burning oil smell in my 2000 bmw 528i

possible valve cover leaking,at least this is more likely the cause, they make a die that you can use too help determine where it is leaking but some dies require ablack light too see the die,

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that oil leak or another is dripping on to the exhaust manifold or exhaust pipe ,that is where it is coming from,,

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