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I brought my x3 in for rear brakes today. $192 for labor, $213 for pads and rotors. About the same as FCP but I don't know what they used.

I knew my oil pan gasket was leaking and asked for a quote. $1,500 for the oil pan gasket Said it was 11 hours labor.

They also said the front main seal is leaking. $450.

Can't wait for my new Jeep to arrive!
 
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That’s not a bad price for the OPG at all; too bad you’re on the opposite side of the Great Divide, I’d do it in under 7 for $1000.

Front seal seems high. N52 is an hour, tops, and M54 is even easier.


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Would high-mileage oils with seal conditioners help? Or would they cause other problems in these engines?

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it's not worth it to do either with a new car coming. Will look at the front main seal tomorrow. Maybe I can DIY.
 

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it's not worth it to do either with a new car coming. Will look at the front main seal tomorrow. Maybe I can DIY.
The front seal on the M54 can be easily removed with a seal puller; the engine has a removable timing cover to further facilitate its removal.
 

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Thanks. Just need to decide to be in the mood to do it. Easier to pay .
 

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Thanks. Just need to decide to be in the mood to do it. Easier to pay .
If you decide you want to, shoot me a PM and I'll send pics of the shop manual's steps/tightening values for the M54 front seal replacement so you can make an informed decision if its something you want to DIY.
 

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If you decide you want to, shoot me a PM and I'll send pics of the shop manual's steps/tightening values.
Could you PM me this info…..I was also quoted $1,500 for replacement. Needing to do this soon.


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If you decide you want to, shoot me a PM and I'll send pics of the shop manual's steps/tightening values for the M54 front seal replacement so you can make an informed decision if its something you want to DIY.
Appreciate that. I have a manual and the know how. Just don't want to do it.

@DDS79 $1,500 for only the front main seal? Seems pretty high. Or maybe that was for both? For both that would be fair if don'y DIY.
 
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$1,500 for Oil Pan Gasket only.


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That's what I was quoted. They said it's 11+ hours.
 
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