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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.

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Old 09-04-2006, 02:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Oil filler cap brand....

yes I know what everyones thinking...why would I need help buying an oil filler cap, but heres the story....

last year I lost a cap (long story) so I went to checker and bought a Fram oil cap...worked well untill winter rolled around and as I was removing the cap it broke....to make it even better it broke while it was on, making it impossible to take off. After working with it for a few hours (and I mean litterally a few hours) I was finally able to take it off. As you can imagine I was NOT about to put that broken cap back so I had to run to Checker and once again buy the only oil cap they had for my car...another fram. Since then I've noticed quit a bit a oil leaking out of the cap and on to the heat sheilds between the plugs and the exhaust.....


so my first cap broke, second cap leaks...now I'm looking to buy a new cap that IS NOT made by fram.....any suggestions?

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