Did they tell you where the leak was? Behind the
alternator would indicate the front cover for the timing chain. What did they say? How big a leak is it? A little oil can look bad. Maybe they can do a dye test to define the location.
Re: Did they tell you where the leak was? Behind the
Thanks for your reply. They did a dye test and I can get more specifics tomorrow. What you are describing sounds familiar. I think it did have to do with the cover for the timing chain. It is not a huge leak (I have only had to add oil one time in 2 or 3 months but it is noticeable). If it is the timing chain cover what type of repair process/cost am I looking at??
I really don't know as I have an e38, but you need
to find out if it's the lower case cover or if it's one of the upper ones. The TIS is not to good but it makes it seem as if the lower one is MAJOR work. Maybe if you can tie it down more a service advisor could give you an indication of manhours and then you might talk to some Indys. Oil is cheap and unless it makes a big mess for you where you work or at home you can stand a leak that you only have to top up once in 2/3 months.
I live in Marietta GA and was wondering if you
know of any good INDY in this area?
I will ask mine if he knows anyone he would trust
to do it. I am in midtown Atlanta. It is the cover and not the crank seal? Right? I assume you feel it leaks enough to warrant the fix now or are you looking for feelers? I will ask anyway. He seldom does anything on e65/66 cars.
It is the cover and I am just looking for info at
the moment. I am pretty sure the labor is anywhere from 36 to 40 hours and I have heard your inital asessment more than once. Oil is cheap. It is not ruining my garage/have it properly covered. Thanks for any help provided.
My Indy is not encouraging. He said that doing it
on the earlier V-8 engines was in the range of 4000 and e65 V-8s is a bunch more. He said just add oil had eventually find another car. Sounds like a weeks work maybe. Have to pull the engine and heads.