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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 11-14-2012, 08:37 AM
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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
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:40 AM
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Just wondering, where is the oil leak coming from?
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:42 AM
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oil leaking from alternator mounting bracket
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:06 AM
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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.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:28 AM
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so your saying i should sell this Now before many more problems start to come?
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:10 AM
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so your saying i should sell this Now before many more problems start to come?
Hmmm... I think he said its an easy fix.
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oil leaking from alternator mounting bracket
How do you know that?
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:32 PM
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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.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:03 AM
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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 ?

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Old 11-15-2012, 03:52 PM
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you could always let it leak and just keep an eye on the oil level
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:17 PM
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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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