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Old 10-29-2018, 03:28 PM
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How did the failed gasket look, could you determine a likely failure mode?
Both gaskets actually looked totally fine. The oil cooler gasket was very stiff when I removed it compared to the new one- not sure if this is normal since its been in there for 6 months...

Also, the width of both gaskets were slightly different compared to the new ones (new ones were a little thicker)- again, not sure if this is normal since both old gaskets have been compressed in there for 6 months....
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Old 10-29-2018, 03:55 PM
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I did both my N52 motors within the last couple years. The gaskets on the 2009 X5 were hard and brittle and came out in chinks and left chunks behind I had to dig out carefully. Spent time getting all the crud out of the old gasket grooves. My 2006 530xi gaskets were still pliable and came out in one piece and left behind little in the way to clean up.
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Old 04-20-2019, 01:47 AM
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I was made aware of this failure after getting my passenger airbag replaced under recall.
I got a quote of $1,000 from Open Road BMW in Edison, NJ
FCP Euro offers a kit for $56.41 and every part except the gaskets are BMW. They replace those with gaskets from Elring.
The feedback on non-BMW gaskets for this repair seems to be quite negative.
And for some odd reason, my 2011 E70 doesn't "match", so I would have to buy each part individually, in part because the bolts are a one-time use.
If I had my pre-surgery for rotator cuff reattach strength in my right arm, I might give it a try, but it'll be a year before it's back to "normal".

If anyone in NJ had it done by an Indy, can I ask which one you chose and what you paid, and did they recommend replacing the serpentine belt because the oil that dripped on it may cause it to slip off the main pulley and get sucked into the engine?

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Old 04-20-2019, 07:25 AM
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As I recall, the OEM Contitech serpentine belt (Continental is the OE supplier to BMW of the belt) is like less than $10 on Amazon.
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Old 04-20-2019, 07:33 AM
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Wow I remember creating this thread but didn't know if the pictures were still working. Im glad this had help many people. Looking back now, working on the N55 is like a walk in a very small park compare to the V8 S63/N63. Im getting ready to change the waterpump on the V8. I haven't open the hood yet and I'm already cussing.
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Old 04-22-2019, 07:33 AM
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I was made aware of this failure after getting my passenger airbag replaced under recall.
I got a quote of $1,000 from Open Road BMW in Edison, NJ
FCP Euro offers a kit for $56.41 and every part except the gaskets are BMW. They replace those with gaskets from Elring.
The feedback on non-BMW gaskets for this repair seems to be quite negative.
And for some odd reason, my 2011 E70 doesn't "match", so I would have to buy each part individually, in part because the bolts are a one-time use.
If I had my pre-surgery for rotator cuff reattach strength in my right arm, I might give it a try, but it'll be a year before it's back to "normal".

If anyone in NJ had it done by an Indy, can I ask which one you chose and what you paid, and did they recommend replacing the serpentine belt because the oil that dripped on it may cause it to slip off the main pulley and get sucked into the engine?

Thanks
ed
Watch youtube videos on how to replace the gasket. It's not that difficult if you decide to do it yourself. I went to Minhs in Brooklyn and had it done at a cost of $682.55 + tax. I did not have the belt replaced at the time.

Although about 20k miles later, I replaced the belt and tensioner myself.
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Old 01-02-2020, 06:51 AM
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N55 (2014) oil filter housing gasket failure

Bumping this thread because after a somewhat extensive search, @v8power original post seems most informative.

My 2014 X5 was showing the same symptoms (pooling oil on the oil filter housing, etc.). Indy suggested taking it to the dealer in hopes that they might repair at cost, given how often this issue seems to be popping up (car only has 48k miles on it). Current quote from dealer is ~$2500 to replace the o-ring, gasket, and several cooling hoses that eroded due to the leak.

Thanks @v8power for the great post and I'll reply if the dealer does indeed cover repairs.
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Old 01-02-2020, 10:05 AM
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Bumping this thread because after a somewhat extensive search, @v8power original post seems most informative.

My 2014 X5 was showing the same symptoms (pooling oil on the oil filter housing, etc.). Indy suggested taking it to the dealer in hopes that they might repair at cost, given how often this issue seems to be popping up (car only has 48k miles on it). Current quote from dealer is ~$2500 to replace the o-ring, gasket, and several cooling hoses that eroded due to the leak.

Thanks @v8power for the great post and I'll reply if the dealer does indeed cover repairs.
For what it's worth, this can be done on the N55 in less than two hours with proper tools and instructions. I recently completed the replacement of both the Oil Cooler Gasket, and the Oil Filter Housing Gasket in that time. Very important to use adequate torque upon tightening bolts on this job.

While you are there, you can also do the Accessory Drive Belt, Belt Tensioner and Idler pulleys adding little extra time and completely worthwhile. Just make sure you have the correct tools for the job.
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:46 PM
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I did mine about 10 days ago and was dishearten to see oil leaks is still there. Could there be any other reason for the oil leak at the oil filter housing area besides the gasket? I don't mind doing it again with a different set of gaskets but just not sure that's the issue.
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:49 PM
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I did mine about 10 days ago and was dishearten to see oil leaks is still there. Could there be any other reason for the oil leak at the oil filter housing area besides the gasket? I don't mind doing it again with a different set of gaskets but just not sure that's the issue.
Any picture of where it is coming from exactly? What car do you have?
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Old 01-21-2020, 04:04 PM
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Did you change both gaskets? What brand did you use? Did you torque them to spec?
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Old 01-21-2020, 04:27 PM
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Any picture of where it is coming from exactly? What car do you have?
I have an e70 X5 3.0si and the oil leak is sitting on top of the oil filter housing. Unfortunately - I don't have pictures right now as I'm away from my car.
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Old 01-21-2020, 04:28 PM
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Did you change both gaskets? What brand did you use? Did you torque them to spec?
Yes, I changed both gaskets and I got the gaskets from FCPEuro but it's not genuine bmw. The brand of the gaskets is Elring. I did read some reviews with other users having similar with these brands so perhaps its an issue w/ the Elring brand. I did torque them to spec per bmwtis.com. Thanks.
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:22 PM
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Yes, I changed both gaskets and I got the gaskets from FCPEuro but it's not genuine bmw. The brand of the gaskets is Elring. I did read some reviews with other users having similar with these brands so perhaps its an issue w/ the Elring brand. I did torque them to spec per bmwtis.com. Thanks.


I had to replace the oil cooler one after less than 1 year in place. The other one had been there from the factory apparently. 120k miles.

Iíd replace them again with Genuine parts. These are cheap in total spending, so I donít mind buying the more expensive part (ie:
$25 vs $10). Make sure you use correct torques.


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