Turbo leaking oil

Asked by Jun 22, 2017 at 11:46 AM about the 2007 BMW 3 Series 335i Sedan RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2007 BMW 335i and the bank 2 turbo inlet
pipe is leaking oil and needs to be replaced. Took
my car to BMW and they said it would be $1800.
The part only costs 200 so they think it's a 12 hour
labor job. I want to know how detrimental the inlet
pipe leaking oil really is and if it's worth spending
1800 bucks to fix. Also if it is possible for me to do
the work myself or another shop to get it done for
cheap.

2 Answers

1,740

you should be able to tighten it yourself, its likely just loose. Shops have to abide by certain protocols to do it 'by the book'. I had a rear main seal on a 2000 explorer that needed repair. Shop said they had to unmount power streering, exhaust, cats, etc... I dropped the exhaust slightly and lifted the motor up, did it in 2 hours vs the 10 they wanted to charge. That's why they say 12 hours vs you doing it yourself. You are paying for wasted labor on unneeded items. If you HAVE to get a shop to do it, price shop! Call 5 shops in the area and get them to beat the price, say you will write them a good yelp review or something (it's worked for me a boat load of times)

1,740

You will want to get it fixed. Leaks will only get worse over time. Fluid+pressure+driving/movement=no bueno

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