View Single Post
Old 07-24-2003, 09:12 AM
Posts: n/a
My 1988 560sel had the smell of burning oil with a wisp of white smoke coming from the passenger side of the engine. Oil was leaking on to the back of the exhaust manifold from the valve cover. Changed the gasket 3 times in 2 years trying to solve problem to no avail. Oil burning smell was just enough to smell in the cabin and when you pulled up at a stop light you saw the wiffs of white smoke coming from under the hood - nothing major - just enough to aggrevate. Turned out to be a warped valve cover. Took it off and sent it to a machine shop where they ground it level - re- installed - problem solved - going on 6 months now. Hope this helps.
Reply With Quote