N55 leaks same as N54?

NoQuarter

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Nov 24, 2017
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My 2012 X5 has an oil pan gasket leak - totally expected based on my N54 experience.

Should I expect valve cover gasket and oil filter gasket as well just like the N54? engine destroying accessory belt?

Is this engine basically an N54 as far as all the BS problems go that I already expect with those cars?
 

AJL

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May 11, 2017
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2011 335i M Sport
My 2012 X5 has an oil pan gasket leak - totally expected based on my N54 experience.

Should I expect valve cover gasket and oil filter gasket as well just like the N54? engine destroying accessory belt?

Is this engine basically an N54 as far as all the BS problems go that I already expect with those cars?

It's still a BMW, so yes it leaks oil from all the usual orifices :sweatsmile:
Now, if it makes you feel any better, bmw basically solved the carbon buildup issue.