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montanus123 11-14-2012 08:37 AM

BMW 550i sport 2008- OIL leak
 
anyone know a good indie mechanic in the Red bank, NJ area .. have a oil leak and dont want to get crushed by BMW dealership

ArtchredTTU 11-14-2012 08:40 AM

Just wondering, where is the oil leak coming from?

montanus123 11-14-2012 08:42 AM

oil leaking from alternator mounting bracket

v8power 11-14-2012 10:06 AM

On that side, I think its either the vanos o-ring seal or valve cover gasket. Check under the vanos. If it is leaking just swap it out. One bolt each.

montanus123 11-14-2012 10:28 AM

so your saying i should sell this Now before many more problems start to come?

Jaycal3 11-14-2012 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by montanus123 (Post 7194559)
so your saying i should sell this Now before many more problems start to come?

Hmmm... I think he said its an easy fix.

phlfly 11-14-2012 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by montanus123 (Post 7194276)
oil leaking from alternator mounting bracket

How do you know that?

v8power 11-14-2012 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by montanus123 (Post 7194559)
so your saying i should sell this Now before many more problems start to come?

It is a simple fix if you can pin point the leak around the vanos.
I have thought about getting rid of mine too, but the repairs are much less than the resell depreciation value. As much as it stresses me with all the problem, it still puts a smile on me everytime I drive it.

Back on subject: parts can be found here RMEuropean.com or bimmerspecialist. Its just a couple o-ring on each vanos and a 10mm bolt on each. While you're at it, clean the vanos. Your car will thank you and in return it will provide a pleasant drive.

montanus123 11-15-2012 08:03 AM

hey bud .. thanks for advice

BMW is telling me its a 7 hour job to take apart everything to get at this Gasket...

costing me 1300 .. ugh .. not what i need right now

im not too sure what to do ?

jon

schpenxel 11-15-2012 03:52 PM

you could always let it leak and just keep an eye on the oil level

v8power 11-15-2012 04:17 PM

If it is indeed the vanos or the cylinder head cover gasket, there no reason that you have to bring it to Bmw dealer. Any indy can do this simply for way less. But if you plan on diy may this can help you out http://tis.spaghetticoder.org/s/view.pl?1/07/45/43. Doesn't have 550 but the 545 is pretty similar. GL


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