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TornadoZD 01-03-2013 12:42 PM

Question about replacing gaskets
Can anyone give me an estimate on how much it should cost to replace an oil filter housing gasket and a valve cover gasket?

I am out of warranty and I'm curious if I should leave it to the BMW dealership to fix/replace or find an independent mechanic to do the job.

Thanks in advance

Bmwaudivwdude 01-17-2013 08:34 AM

Both jobs require some work. I did them on my 645. They were very time consuming. The dealer is going to rape you. Find an independent shop that knows BMWs to do the job! I believe BMW quoted me $1K for one valve cover. I'm sure the oil pan would be much more to change.

ard 01-17-2013 05:10 PM


Originally Posted by TornadoZD (Post 7287327)
Co replace an oil filter housing gasket and a valve cover gasket?\

Agree with the advice above.

My guess is the 'oil filter housing gasket will be super easy, but the valve covers a PITA.

Find a good indy, get recommendations... it may take some work but in the long run worth finding a good shop for you car....

quackbury 01-17-2013 05:23 PM

Ask your local BMWCCA chapter for recommended shops. (If you are NOT a BMWCCA member, you'd be crazy not to join. The parts discount alone will pay for yur membership many times over)

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