Originally Posted by e9012345
fixed mine for 200 bucks including all parts... got it done at a shop too. I do have an N52 which is a little different but not really. You're getting raped.
He is not getting raped. He has a N54 and it is much more work. At least 6 hours in most flat rate shops. There is a DYI on this site and it is much more complicated work, compared to N52 motors. Calgary BMW quotes the same amount ($1300) and local independent shops here quoted only about 100-200 less. Canadian BMW dealers warrant their work for 2 years; the independents do not.