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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 01-03-2013, 12:42 PM
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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.

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Old 01-17-2013, 08:34 AM
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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.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:10 PM
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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....
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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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