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      12-07-2019, 11:51 AM   #16
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Drives: 2013 335i Sportline Auto RWD
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Originally Posted by fuse27 View Post
I'm at just short of 80k miles and I'm due. And there's another gasket issue (oil filter?) that made my Indy shop quote $2500 for all of it. At least that includes a new valve cover.
Oil filter housing gasket is a common weak point (along with the oil cooler gasket). Not too difficult if you want to take a crack at it yourself. Gaskets alone are only about $20-30. A handful of tools and a couple hours and you could save upwards of $1000. My local dealership quoted me around $1200, did it myself for under $100 all in.

VCG is substantially more complex. But with some research, still very DIY-able. Guess it comes down to your ability, willingness, and desire to do your own wrenching. If you do, you could trade some of your time to save about $2000.
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