Originally Posted by limenuke
What is the accumulated price of getting these replaced or DIYing what you can for these:
-water pump (This sounds like a shop job for sure)
-valley pan gasket
-alternator & battery
-oil pan gasket
-valve cover gaskets
-tensioner with idler pulley
I'm trying to gauge how much $ I'll have to put into a car post 180k with little-no service records.
If done at once, at a good shop with nice parts, $2-3k easy.
P.S just a new alternator from BMW (on 99+ cars) is $1200!