For a pro --- e.g. indie shop or dealer, it should be a 90 min job max.
For me --- it took me ~ 2 hrs because I did not have the best tools. Part itself was $15 (with tax and shipping).
If the dealer takes 4.5 hrs --- then they are spending 3 hrs picking their noses. I did this job yesterday afternoon. Now, if they also drain and power flush your radiator/cooling system, then may be add an extra hr.
Originally Posted by bimmer_335
I've oil filter housing leak... dealer qouted me $30 for parts and $650 in labor (4.5 hrs)... does it take that long?