Question about 2001 BMW 5 Series
How many miles has the car done? it sounds like high mileage to me and most likely you will need new oil rings if oil is coming up through thr top of the engine. This job will be expensive as you have to strip the engine right down. I would think you would be better off buying a second hand engine and having it fitted, the cost for repairing the engine would be over £800.
Also as its diesel there sounds like there is a lot of back pressure forcing the oil up so I wouldnt think that engine will last much longer. It is difficult without seeing the car to diagnose but with the details you have given it does not sound good.
Finally are you sure that it is oil around the engine top? the only other thing that could cause a biuld up of fluid would be the injectors, if these are leaking then they will spill out fuel, cause the inside of the car to smell also. This is somewaht of an easier job and you would be able to get this repaired for less than £150 in a garge although you could do it your self if you know a little about cars, then maybe only £50 total cost.
If you think it is the latter get back to me and I will give you some details on how to do it.
Posted on Nov 07, 2010
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