LR4 oil cooler level of effort involved estimate? For 2013 V8

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david cook

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I have had a minor engine oil leak. Eventually narrowed down (wiping all the engine oil stains with dye) is narrowed down to the engine valley in the oil cooler.

A question: because of the location of oil cooler, what should I estimate in terms of labor of effort to access it and get to it. At expert level and also average level if anybody has had to do this so I can budget time appropriately.

Thank you.
 

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what year/engine do you have. the NA v8 requires removal of the intake manifold and associated bits to access the oil cooler. The SC v6 requires removal of the supercharger [a more time consuming affair].
 

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what year/engine do you have. the NA v8 requires removal of the intake manifold and associated bits to access the oil cooler. The SC v6 requires removal of the supercharger [a more time consuming affair].
Thanks for quick reply, v8 2013 LR4
 

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To get to it probably a few hours which includes getting out all the tools and getting setup. I had my intake off a few times now, but never got into the oil cooler.
 

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Having done the project and with the experience, I agree, on the V8 one can get to it pretty quickly.
Of course, it does take longer if one has never done it before...

You are in you-might-as-well land.
See the video for most of those - plus, do the PCV valve.
 

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Having done the project and with the experience, I agree, on the V8 one can get to it pretty quickly.
Of course, it does take longer if one has never done it before...

You are in you-might-as-well land.
See the video for most of those - plus, do the PCV valve.
Thanks for posting those videos and sharing your expertise with the community. They are very thorough. Unfortunately I don't have the tooling.

The mechanic (non dealer) who I have taken to and has fixed my prior issues in the past estimated 8 hours plus of labor to get to the oil cooler and change the seals (source of coolant and oil leak). Is that about right?
 

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8hrs? No!
3.5hrs max.
Thank you for sharing. Clearly the mechanic is overcharging . I have going to them for years and now I know where there honesty factor is. Irony is the other non-dealer expert repair estimated 30% more than this. Now I know how they mark up and overjustify their work
 

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