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Old 02-04-2013, 01:13 PM
moi101 moi101 is offline
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Mein Auto: X5 E53
It is confirmed. Valley pan is leaking the coolant. stealership is telling me... $1600 because they will remove (not replace) the manifold, water pump and maybe replace some of the gaskets..they are charging me 16 hours of labor and I find this to be obscene since the parts are no more than $150 combined. Labor is expensive that's a given but 16 hours of labor ? does that even sound right ? I know I would have to change the pan itself 75-90 bucks. O-rings are no more than 5 bucks a pop and ill need 4 maybe the water pump gasket and intake gaskets too ? does this sound odd to you guys ?I have another vehicle I am using. I may just end up doing this myself. I have already changed the radiator temperature sensor and upper/lower hoses. I've also replaced the Coolant Hose. What are your thoughts on this ?

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