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E36 Reseal

Discussion in 'E36 (1992-1999)' started by djh0620, Nov 5, 2022.

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    djh0620

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    I have a 1994 325is with 160k miles, there are numerous oil leaks which my mechanic has indicated a reseal is needed and estimated the cost to be $10k. Anyone know if this is reasonable or if there is a less expensive option?
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    steven s

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    Other than valve cover, timing chain cover, oil filter housing and maybe oil pan and possibly rear seal, what else is he replacing? The motor?
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    MGarrison

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    If it's front n rear main seals (basically crankshaft seals/gaskets), plus everything Steven mentions, that is a lot of labor. Trans has to come out, which means exhaust system & heat shields have to come out. On the front side, radiator. etc, presumably; yes sounds like a big number, should be truly dependent on amount of hours, so maybe go over that with him for more specificity to better see what he's estimating.
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    djh0620

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    He is replacing all gaskets/seals, good point on amount of labor and pulling engine. Thanks for the responses and info.
    Regards

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