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Any shortcuts to replace oil cooler gasket in C1600 Mercedes?

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2002 Cl600 Mercedes . Are there any short cuts in the replacement of the oil cooler gasket? It looks like the heads must come off? It is the V12. The car is in the shop and they are saying $7-9,000.00 to replace the gasket.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Marty replied 1 year ago.

Hi, there are no major shortcuts but the quote sounds very high. It's about 30 hours labor to replace the cooler gasket. At $150 an hour that's only $4500. You don't have that much in parts other than gaskets and seals. I'd get a breakdown of what they are charging you. I'd also get another estimate from a Mercedes dealer or an independent Mercedes specialist.

Let me know if you have any questions.