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Oil filter housing on an e30?

So I just changed my oil on my e30 and to my suprise the filter style is different from my previous e30.

It is a horizontal oil filter housing and a paper filter insert. My old e30 used a conventional screw on canister...

This oil housing design is pretty poor in my opinion. Its horizontal and holds probably 1/2 a quart of oil that spills out all over everything even if the pan is drained first

How common is this??? I ask because I had a hell of a time finding the filter

Can this be converted to the conventional style of filter?
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Yes it can as the mountings are already there, maybe re-position it an replace the hose !
As for the update/change, I am not sure as yet but will look into it for you...


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