3-Series (E21, E30)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.
You penn-soiled your motor? Dude, pennzoil and quaker state are the two of the worst motor oils ever. I have seen these 2 motor oils gunk the crap out more motors than I care to recount.... Castrol, havoline, valvoline, mobile, or mobile 1, or even better: Amsoil, are the oils to use.
I use BMW, or MANN filter. $8 v $4
New Mobil 1, 15-50 $23 5qt at walmart
copper crush washers from stealership or autozone
Ive got slightly different wrench than pictured.
hard to get it on off, around the filter but it works.
I think your only supposed to go 1/8-1/4 of a turn after the gasket hits the block.
Some shops go too tight, they will also screw up/strip the fill plug threads without using new crush washer. I reuse it a few times then replace.
'87 325is Delphin Metalic
Some shops go too tight, they will also screw up/strip the fill plug threads without using new crush washer.
This has already happened to me....they stripped the pan....(no on believes me when I say they stripped the pan and not the plug......but believe me, they stripped the pan....) I stopped going to that shop too....not to mention they put the wrong oil in it AFTER I told what kind I wanted, and they stripped the hex dif plug too, and then lied to me and said they checked the dif fluid....neither me, or anywhere else could get the dif plug out.....I had to replace the dif cover.......booo
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