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Old 03-18-2017, 11:36 AM
Jsanchez5485 Jsanchez5485 is offline
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Engine Oil Pan Gasket

Hey guys had a diagnostics done today came back this was my most urgent repair. Engine oil pan gasket priced at $2370.43. I have no leaks and maintain a good oil change record with her. This doesn't appear to be a major issue for me. How could this be affecting my car elsewhere if so. Of course I'm best off getting this done now however, my hope is to be able to hold off for about 1 year on having this done. Thoughts?
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Old 03-18-2017, 12:02 PM
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Why does the oil pan gasket need to be replaced if it isn't leaking?
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Old 03-18-2017, 12:12 PM
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Well this was my thoughts exactly I haven't seen a drop of oil at my residence where it's always parked or noticed any type of leaks while out and around.
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:02 PM
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I mean, maybe oil is leaking and hitting an exhaust pipe and burning off, which would keep you from seeing it. But I'd want to see evidence of an actual issue before dropping $2K+ on a repair.
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Old 03-18-2017, 05:18 PM
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You're unlikely to see drips. The underbody aerodynamic panels are probably catching everything.
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:34 PM
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Old 10-01-2017, 07:54 AM
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Have you added oil?


We get an oil light about once a month and I have just been refilling it that way... cheaper than paying 2300$ right now... I no longer trust the dealership who did my repairs so I donít think this is as much of an issue as they made it seem...


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Old 10-01-2017, 11:52 AM
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Oil pan gasket

Well it must be leaking if you have to add oil every month? I never have to add oil between changes.
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:05 PM
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I have had this issue on 2 wagons--both AWD 3 series. To change the oil pan they have to remove the front differential and drive shaft. One dealer quoted something like $2300, and the other under $1500, but this was around 2011. Later an independent body shop owner told me that he bought BMWs at auction with more than 100,000 miles to use as loaners. They all leaked a little bit of oil and he never did anything about it. He had no trouble doing that.

Bottom line is that I think that you could live with the oil leak, but you might carry a quart of oil with you all the time and be careful to check oil level each time you refuel. If you want to keep your garage or parking spot cleaner, you might want to shop around for a better price on the repair. I don't think you are risking any crucial part of you vehicle.
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:25 PM
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And we get no dipstick.
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