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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 03-19-2015, 05:56 PM
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Lower engline sump leak

Brought my car for service and the indy is telling me there is a lower engine sump leak, even though I've never noticed an oil leak on the ground. He said it will cost me $700 to fix on my 2004 e60.

He said for the 5 hours labor and 5 liters of oil that's what the cost will cover.

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Old 03-20-2015, 02:51 AM
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wat's dat noise
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The car has aged and leaks will happen.If it's not too huge a leak and there are no oil traces on the ground at home,then I would live with it.
If the oil does run low the system will tell you to top up on the Idrive.But you will have to get this done eventually as the leak worsens.
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:26 PM
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Ok thanks for the advice
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:03 PM
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Does the cost sound correct for such a job as stated above?
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:16 AM
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To change the gasket on lower oil pan, you'd either have to drop the cradle or raise the engine (or both partially). 5 Hours labor is understandable given what needs to be done.
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Old 03-29-2015, 08:53 PM
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Don't know what engine you have but either way a oil pan or sump leak is time consuming and a pain even with the proper tools. Most indys charge around $100-$150 an hour so it sounds about right. Look around though. You might be able to get it done for a couple $100 less. Sucks cause the actual gasket is cheap but getting to it is expensive.

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Old 03-29-2015, 08:56 PM
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I believe e60 engines use just under 7 quarts of oil though. I know mine does


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Old 03-30-2015, 05:18 AM
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It is normal for a old car, my previous BMW E46 also meet this case and only spend 120usd for it, very cheap include few litter castrol oil.
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