2006 BMW X5 Leak from Hoses connected to Power Steering Res

Tiny
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  • 2006 BMW X5
  • V8
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 82,000 MILES
Yesterday I noticed that oil was leaking from my 2006 X5 4.4i. I checked and found that it is coming from the hoses connected to the Power Steering reservoir tank marked “ATF OIL ONLY". The dealer told me that it is going to cost about $500 to replace both hoses connected to the tank (intake and outtake hoses). Is it really that expensive to replace the hoses? Can I take it to a local shot and get them replaced instead of getting done at BMW dealer?

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B
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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 AT 2:55 PM

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Tiny
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The dealer does not have the only game in town, of course you can go somewhere else. Call around and see what it costs at the independents in your area.
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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 AT 3:20 PM
Tiny
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Ok. Thanks. I was just trying to figure out if this job can be performed by a non bmw dealer. Some stuff is better done by the BMW dealer while others can be done outside the BMW shop.
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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 AT 4:12 PM
Tiny
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Do you by any chance know what part number for the hose or when I can lookup online? This will help me determine the cost for the parts. Etc.

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 AT 4:33 PM
Tiny
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After some extensive research I found realoem. Com to provide all the info I am lookin for.
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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 AT 5:48 PM
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I use that site all the time.
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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 AT 6:21 PM
Tiny
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It seemed that the dealer wants to charging me 3x the cost of materials.
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Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 AT 9:09 AM
Tiny
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That seems about right for the dealer. 300% mark-up to keep the doors open, when is that going to catch up with them?
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Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 AT 9:25 AM

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