Tuesday, September 20, 2016

23, 200 miles

Santa Rosa BMW, Windsor, CA

Diagnose oil seepage from alternator cover. Check rear brake line for leaks, top off reservoir.

Shaft seal is leaking. Will require cutting (new) alternator belt to repair. Repair estimate provided:

1 ea. #11318528385 Ribbed V-belt $35.97
1 ea. #11118528387 Shaft seal $24.97

Parts Subtotal: $60.94

Labor: 2 hours @ $104.10 = $208.20


Repairs postponed to amortize over more miles the alternator belt replacement just done in June.


Actual charges today:


Diagnose oil leak from alternator shaft seal and top off rear brake reservoir: $20.82

No charge for materials.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

22,689 miles

Lower Lake, CA

Check fluids


Fluids excessively (and unexpectedly) low in rear brake reservoir, clutch reservoir, and engine oil.

Topped off engine oil and clutch reservoir. Rear brake more concerning, as reservoir was almost empty, despite recent service. No apparent leaks.