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      12-13-2013, 02:11 PM   #1
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Oil Filter Housing Leak

So my car is at BMW of Alexandria to get new rear brake pads and they found a gasket leak in the oil filter housing. Quoted me $1262!!

After researching online, found out it's only a $15 part so they're charging me more than $1200 for labor. Who can do it for cheaper?
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      12-13-2013, 02:13 PM   #2
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Indy shop would probably do it for about $600.00. Or DIY' it will be a lot cheaper
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      12-13-2013, 05:07 PM   #3
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There is a tech at BMW rockville named Carlose that also does work for Pro Tuning Freaks. He did mine while I had him do the Intake Service. If you need that done you can get the whole service done for $425 i believe. PM me if you want his contact info
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      12-14-2013, 11:17 AM   #4
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Seriously consider doing this yourself. It's actually fairly easy, however you should drain your coolant while you do it to keep it from spilling everywhere. Just did on my pops car over thanksgiving and it's definitely within recherche of a diy-er.

I'm on the mobile app so I can't see what car you have. N52 or n54/5?

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Thanks for the suggestions. I have a N54. I asked the dealer to ask BMW NA to goodwill the repair since I just came out of warranty recently. If that doesn't work I'll bring it to one of the indy shops or Clem.
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If all else fails, i'll do it for you rather than have you spend $1200.
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Luther from Flemming Automotive did mine $150 plus parts 3 weeks ago. He can also do the intake valve cleaning as well because the intake manifold has to come off. He's done a lot of them and can bang it out quickly.

Clem (Adam) and Boom (Jason) are also very capable of doing this install as well.

DO NOT HAVE ANY BMW DEALER DO THIS INSTALL.
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Luther from Flemming Automotive did mine $150 plus parts 3 weeks ago. He can also do the intake valve cleaning as well because the intake manifold has to come off. He's done a lot of them and can bang it out quickly.

Clem (Adam) and Boom (Jason) are also very capable of doing this install as well.

DO NOT HAVE ANY BMW DEALER DO THIS INSTALL.
+1, you are spot. The price you paid is the going rate for capable techs who do the work on the side. $1200 should be a crime for this job. Have personally witnessed this repair and it's not all that complicated for a skilled mechanic.
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The dealer got back to me and BMW NA will be covering the cost 100%. So thanks for all the suggestions and I'll probably use those shops in the future when I need any work done.
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