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      05-21-2018, 12:27 PM   #1
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Oil Filter Housing Gasket Leak Repair costs???

Anyone have any rough estimates as to how much this should cost at an indy shop??

Im being quoted $750+ which i believe is pretty steep for this type of service which shouldnt take 4 hours max.
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There's a recall on N20, so should be free.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=951692
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There's a recall on N20, so should be free.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=951692
I have a n55
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There's a recall on N20, so should be free.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=951692
Thanks for the heads up, Ill stash that for later in case I have any issues...
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I have a n55
Oh man... bummer.
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Anyone have any rough estimates as to how much this should cost at an Indy shop??

Im being quoted $750+ which i believe is pretty steep for this type of service which shouldn't take 4 hours max.

Is this for both gaskets? FCP has the kit for both and associated parts for less than $80. I changed my front gasket in about 30 min. the Rear takes more time and disassembly. So I would liberally estimate 60 min. Therefore, less than 2 hrs. No way it is a 4 hr job. I did an oil and filter change at same time. Any decent Indy shop should only charge about 2hrs of labor and less than $90 for parts. Don't know what your Indy labor rates are in CA.
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Is this for both gaskets? FCP has the kit for both and associated parts for less than $80. I changed my front gasket in about 30 min. the Rear takes more time and disassembly. So I would liberally estimate 60 min. Therefore, less than 2 hrs. No way it is a 4 hr job. I did an oil and filter change at same time. Any decent Indy shop should only charge about 2hrs of labor and less than $90 for parts. Don't know what your Indy labor rates are in CA.
called about 5 different shops (not dealerships) and they all quoted me 5.5 hours at 100-130/hr.

tools and parts only cost me 250
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im guessing im gonna need to replace all my belts as well since its been leaking for a while now and im just getting to it.

besides the serpentine, AC and alternator belts, are there any other belts im missing?
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Maybe the shops think it is the N20 which is said to take ~4 hours versus a N55 which is less?????
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Maybe the shops think it is the N20 which is said to take ~4 hours versus a N55 which is less?????
i specificaly stated n55 335i unless the techs are dumb as fuck.
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Well, hmmmm... have no idea how long the N55 takes, yet have heard the N20 takes about 3 to 4 hours. We just discovered the wife's 2013 X1 has this problem during oil change at dealership last week. BMW of Sarasota is fixing her N20 for free under recall
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Well, hmmmm... have no idea how long the N55 takes, yet have heard the N20 takes about 3 to 4 hours. We just discovered the wife's 2013 X1 has this problem during oil change at dealership last week. BMW of Sarasota is fixing her N20 for free under recall
I did this in my garage yesterday. Took my 3.5 hours from start to finish.

Costs me 150 for impact wrench, torx socket kit and gaskets...

Still can't believe a shop quoted me 6 hours of labor.

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yoon_209 , now comes the cleaning right? I had oil all over the front of the engine and underneath. Another 2 hours of meticulously cleaning everything.
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yoon_209 , now comes the cleaning right? I had oil all over the front of the engine and underneath. Another 2 hours of meticulously cleaning everything.
Ya i did as much as i can to clean up the surrounding area. It wasnt as bad as i thought however i do need to remove the belly pan thing cause im sure there is oil that has accumulated.
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dealer only charged me $300 including parts
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what dealer? cause im tryna get a price match for that next time
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Thanks for the heads up, Ill stash that for later in case I have any issues...
It you have an all aluminum housing you’re OK. Early on, Bmw used a plastic filter housing on the N20/26. The plastic units are the ones that are prone to fail. The recall replaces these with the aluminum unit.
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yoon_209 , now comes the cleaning right? I had oil all over the front of the engine and underneath. Another 2 hours of meticulously cleaning everything.
Ya i did as much as i can to clean up the surrounding area. It wasnt as bad as i thought however i do need to remove the belly pan thing cause im sure there is oil that has accumulated.
What video did you follow on YouTube?
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What video did you follow on YouTube?
there are various videos. i dont remember off the bat.

jus search bmw n55 ofhg change. theres tons of diys on youtube
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What video did you follow on YouTube?
there are various videos. i dont remember off the bat.

jus search bmw n55 ofhg change. theres tons of diys on youtube
I figured, Thanks. I've watched a couple of them. Still can't decide if I want to fork over the $860 with belts swapped, or do it all myself. Don't have a garage and it's pretty cold up in the NE right now for the foreseeable future.
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