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Old 01-11-2013, 08:41 AM
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2007 550i 104k miles....major oil/coolant leaks

Darn it!! Almost sold this car at 97k miles but the deal fell through. So decided to keep it past the CPO warranty and run it a long time.

so what happens? oil leak evidence on garage floor at 104k miles.

Great local Indy shop finds not only the two front covers leaking (very typical, says they go from 103 to 107k miles...wish I knew that), but a couple coolant leaks. The worse is the valley pan gasket...yes UNDER the intake manifold.

In addition, the alternative bracket may be leaking...not sure until he fixes everything else, cleans it up and lets it idle for an hour to see if more oil shows up.

Says the colder weather also helps initiate these leaks.

Straight up guy. Most of the estimated $3000 cost is labor.

The only good news is these will last another 100k miles....so I am definitely keeping this car.

I asked what else fails in these cars...and said the transmissions can be iffy. They either last forever or they crap the bed where one morning they just wont go. Praying for the last forever tranny.


Anyone else have this engine with this many miles? A 6-series had the same issues...same leaks last week at this shop.

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