How much is a new crankshaft?

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ewora
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How much is a new crankshaft?

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It seems as my luck is running out with the 116i I purchased 3 years ago. In the last 4 months I had to replace the DMF, clutch, 2x driveshafts, and now I'm facing a serious issue. The car showed low oil pressure, but only occasionally and at idle. So I took it to the shop I trust the most (they show all parts they take out, and they are honest and transparent). Hooked it up do a diagnostic device, and it showed low pressure at idle. At higher revs it gets to the safe zone. The problem is, there is no way of diagnosing the fault without taking apart the bottom of the engine. According to the shop, at best I could be looking at a clogged oil pickup line, or at worst even a new engine. How much does a job like replacing bearings or even a whole crankchaft costs? Is it something worth doing on a 12 year old car?

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Re: How much is a new crankshaft?

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Put a different engine in it you will spend a fortune if your paying labour and there never quite the same after they have been that far apart

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Re: How much is a new crankshaft?

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It may have a cracked oil pump pick up pipe.

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Re: How much is a new crankshaft?

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Hey bud ...

I have no doubts your garage is reputable but s faulty oil pressure sender will throw major codes .

Cheap as chips and replaced 2 in the last 5 year .

I really hope this helps bud if there’s a major fault u can usually hear it .Therefore be careful.

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Re: How much is a new crankshaft?

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Dano1bfc wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:38 am
Hey bud ...

I have no doubts your garage is reputable but s faulty oil pressure sender will throw major codes .

Cheap as chips and replaced 2 in the last 5 year .

I really hope this helps bud if there’s a major fault u can usually hear it .Therefore be careful.

They use BMW lincenced software, wich shows the real time values of basically every single sensor the car has. They obviously showed this to me, and it was quite clear that when idling, the pressure was low. Revving up the engine the pressure got to the safe zone. It isn't too far gone, so I'm really hoping it is only a pick up tube and nothing more serious than that. The car is in the shop now, we will see what they say when they inspect it.

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