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Smile Oil Filter Housing Gasket Leak? - 02-15-2018, 02:32 PM

I have a 2013 335i with 38000 miles. I have installed the JB4 along with the BMS intake and am generally pleased with both.

I took my car to the dealership last week to have the airbag changed out. BMW sent me a notification that I had a defective airbag.

The dealership then told me as I picked the car up that I had an oil leak from the oil filer housing and it would cost around $1100.00 to fix.

Can that be right? Sounds ridiculous to me.

Can any member give me some guidance on what I should do? The leaking is very minor and I notice just a few drops of oil on my garage floor after the car has not moved for a few days..

Should I be concerned?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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Default 02-15-2018, 04:12 PM

hit the search box for oil filter housing gasket.

Tons of DIY info on how to do this yourself, otherwise $800-$1100 sounds about right for a dealer.
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Default 02-15-2018, 04:28 PM

Lots of youtube videos and DIY threads. You can do it with $50 in parts and like 2 hours labor.

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Default 02-16-2018, 05:51 AM

^ agreed an easy job and costs bugger all to do. I'd recommend an oil and filter change after you have replaced the gasket as there will be coolant/oil contamination.
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