Worlds most expensive O-Ring! - Bimmerfest - BMW Forums

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 1 Series & 2 Series > F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current)

F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current)
The 2 Series coupe is the replacement for the E82/E88 1 series coupe. Production starts in November 2013 on the 228i (N20) and M235i (N55) coupes. Look for them in dealerships in February 2014. The convertible F23 2 series will follow in the fall of 2014.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-17-2020, 11:52 AM
vermilyeabmw vermilyeabmw is offline
Registered User
Location: Attleboro, MA
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1
Mein Auto: 2006 330xi
Worlds most expensive O-Ring!

My dealer just quoted me $1,100 to replace a leaky cooling system o-ring located between the back of the engine and the return pipe from the water pump. They say the exhaust and catalytic converter need to be removed just to get to it. (Exhaust has to be removed so as to be able to get the pipe out of the engine block.)
Has anyone ever replaced this o-ring before? All the posts here seem to refer to exhaust work done at the muffler end of the pipe; anyone have any tips or videos on how I can drop the exhaust at OTHER end just to replace the leaky coolant O-ring?

To do the job, they say, I have to remove the catalyst and replace 2 exhaust seals there as well.

Parts List:
11-53-7-584-829 GASKET:889520 (o-ring for the pipe) $4.14
18-30-7-581-970 GASKET RING: 188520 (for catalyst) $43.75
18-307-606-136 SCREW CLAMP: 183013 $65.92

Last edited by vermilyeabmw; 02-17-2020 at 12:12 PM. Reason: (Added more info from dealer)
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 02-17-2020, 02:27 PM
cristovertible cristovertible is offline
Registered User
Location: York, PA
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 9
Mein Auto: 2020 M240i convertible
Almost $1000 for labor and tax??
... and the parts are over twice
the price that ECS Tuning lists (for
genuine BMW brand ones).

Last edited by cristovertible; 02-17-2020 at 02:53 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2020, 02:35 PM
Doug Huffman's Avatar
Doug Huffman Doug Huffman is online now
Nuclear engineer
Location: Washington Island, Wisconsin, thru Death's Door
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 15,155
Mein Auto: CPO2012 X5 35d M57(E70)
The cost of the O-ring was the Challenger Disaster.
Scepticism and Animal Faith (1923)
Scepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer: there is nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it can be safely exchanged for fidelity and happiness.
(The Works of George Santayana p. 65)

Eschew eristical argumentation. I am responsible for what I write, not for your understanding of it.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 02-17-2020, 04:59 PM
mr_bean mr_bean is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: NJ
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 867
Mein Auto: 2000 328i
Originally Posted by Doug Huffman View Post
The cost of the O-ring was the Challenger Disaster.
Too soon!
Reply With Quote

See More Related BMW Stories

exhaust coolant o-ring

Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 1 Series & 2 Series > F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
© 2001- VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.