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      09-29-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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I have a HUGE oil leak

Huge oil leak resulting from a cracked valve cover. Dealer quoted me $1390 for the job, can this job be done well at a local shop or should I have it done at the dealership?
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      09-29-2012, 10:04 PM   #2
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Yes, any shop could do this cheaper. Also, I have seen a DIY around here, just in case you want to try it by yourself and save some $$
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Damn. Hope all works out. I had a similar issue. I had a huge leak due to my oil pan gasket and was quoted 1200. Found a local shop to do the work for $600.
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Damn. Hope all works out. I had a similar issue. I had a huge leak due to my oil pan gasket and was quoted 1200. Found a local shop to do the work for $600.
Damn i found out friday my oil pan is leaking. $633 shop. Never go to dealer unless its the car under warranty
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      09-30-2012, 08:54 AM   #5
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how hard is it to DIY oil pans? I read its a lot of work? In my past cars, it was so easily a caveman can do it.
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it is a big deal in modern BMW's - it actually goes around the front axle or something similar. When they replaced mine, under warranty, they had to remove the front axle and put back - it was a big job.
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