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BMW oil filter removal

Post by Rich » Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:09 pm

I am servicing the wife's car - it is a BMW 318is E36 shape. For the love of all that is holy, I cannot get the oil filter cover off. All the advice I have seen on the internet has pictures of bolts and star type shapes on the top of it. I have tried attacking it with a chain type oil filter remover, but as the cover is plastic it doesn't seem to even attempt it :? . I just isn't budging.

The filter is the black plastic covered bit near the bottom of the picture:

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If anyone has any advice then I would greatly appreciate it, I can't cope with the nagging any more :( Oh and if the advice means I don't have to buy anything, I would be really, really grateful :D

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Re: BMW oil filter removal

Post by drand » Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:43 pm

Not sure if the plastic bit is integral to the filter but if you're prepared to go ghetto on it you can jam a screwdriver all the way through the side and unscrew the filter and cover all in one go. Messy and rather inelegant but you don't need to buy a fancy tool, and it stops that irritating nagging noise in your ear!
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Re: BMW oil filter removal

Post by Rich » Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:04 pm

Unfortunately the plastic bit is just the cover, the filter is like an air filter, not the fully sealed type the just screws into the bulkhead.

I really don't want to have to go to BMW and have to buy a new one. I really like my kidneys.

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Re: BMW oil filter removal

Post by Paul Prescott » Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:08 am

... sautéed, with a nice Chablis? [Thinking]
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Re: BMW oil filter removal

Post by yellow leader » Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:53 pm

run the car get it all wormed up turn it off and the placky cap will unscrew as the cast part will expand run some plusgas around the cap as well

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