In Reply to: i HATE my bmw now. posted by maruchan on June 15, 2000 at 19:45:39:
: hello... you are exactly right on the price breakdown. i could not see the source of the leak but you could see oil being squirted out once the engine is running. my whole engine compartment is now a sticky, oily, brown mess. i guess i should be thankful that it did not result in yet another breakdown on the road.
: ;-( i am so unhappy with this car now. once my car turned four years old and the warrenty expired, i am having all sorts of problems from water pump, fuel pump, belts, etc. and now this. maybe i should not have told the service advisor to "f*ck off" when he suggested that i buy the extended warrenty. ;-(
: : Where exactly is it leaking or can you tell? I'm guessing you must have a crack in it, maybe a split or stressed fitting hole?
: : What year is the car? No doubt out of warranty!
: : I guess if the filter housing itself is in the $250 to $300 range, $600 would be about right if it includes a day's labor to replace it.
: : I still don't understand why or where it's leaking.
: : Bob ///M3
: : : my dealer wants about 600 to replace the oil filter housing since it is leaking oil. is this really hard to do? i do not understand why the bentley manual says that in order to do this, the engine must be supported over head, and the oil pan must be removed, which requires removal of the whole exhaust system!?!?
: : : what the hell? this car is getting too expensive. ;-(