I recently noticed an engine skip on my way to the airport it cleared up over the course of few miles, the engine light did come on. a week or so later I dropped it off at the dealer to have the checked, they are telling me that one of the oil pumps is bad costing 6500.00 seems a little strange since it seems to somewhat unrelated. anythoughts?
replacing the oil pump on 2006 BMW M5
by Visitor in Hot Springs National Park, AR on March 28, 2011
ANSWER by ZeeTech on March 28, 2011
Low oil pressure could cause VANOS (VVT) problems, however $6500 is a very high price to replace the pump. The pump assembly is about $900 and the labor is about 12 hours and need to add oil, filter and oil pan gasket. I don't know what's their labor rate, but based on their estimate it seems to be over $400.... I'd get a second opinion from a BMW specialty shop. Do you happen to have the diagnostic trouble codes? Zee