120d Coupe Issues

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120d Coupe Issues

Post by Taffieboy1 » Wed May 30, 2018 2:26 pm

Hi, so first yes its the dreaded N47 engine in mine.

OK, I assumed had a perished rubber pipe leaking engine oil, so garage has looked at this today, turns out its the gear box oil pipe hose. Its on a 120d Automatic Coupe, hose is 10" or so.

They have called to say pipe comes as a pair at £125 + vat, that's OK, takes up to a week to get as in Germany, fair do that's OK on BMW stuff especially if coming over or on back order.

Now they say looking at 8 to 10 hours labour !!! To replace the gear oil hose, have asked if engine in & out job, which its not, so how on earth can it be such hefty man hours.

Anyone had this done on theirs, costs, hours, etc etc appreciated.

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Re: 120d Coupe Issues

Post by Nottsknots » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:25 am

Not had anything like that personally, but certainly doesnt look THAT hard.
https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e87- ... s/8Jriapk3

Drain coolant (if they have to remove the oil cooler to replace one hose), remove underbody protection (21 bolts), undo a couple of clips, refit everyhing.

Get a second opinion from a reputable garage.
E87 118d, stock, plus PDC control unit drain, Parrot, debadged, Mothercare baby shades (but no babies), and occassionally a good layer of wax. Instantly forgettable, and thats the way I like it.

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