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#1 (permalink) Old 04-24-2005, 10:46 PM
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Need help getting off the oil filter housing bolt on a '94 318! Anyone with any suggetsions. I can't get it off, and the threads on the bolt are now pretty stripped. Very frustrating!
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the plastic lid? what were you using to take it off?

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Yeah what part are you talking about? If you're not talking about the part to take out the oil filter then you'll probably need some air sort of power socket to remove the bolts. I actually had to use one of those tools that are hooked to a compressor to get mine off but I have no idea the name of the tool haha.. also there are 4 bolts on that unit.

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If your talking about the oil filter housing....it'll either have a small bolt in the centre which requires releasing or the housing itself is moulded with a castelation around the perimeter which requires a tool to remove.
Either way you should need no more than moderate effort to remove it.
If the small bolt has "rounded off" then you could try using something like a "metrinch" socket which grips the flats of the bolt head rather than the corners.

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Air driven rachet will work... try taht guy...

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If your talking about the oil filter housing....it'll either have a small bolt in the centre which requires releasing or the housing itself is moulded with a castelation around the perimeter which requires a tool to remove.
Either way you should need no more than moderate effort to remove it.
If the small bolt has "rounded off" then you could try using something like a "metrinch" socket which grips the flats of the bolt head rather than the corners.

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David, it is small bolt in the centre of the air filter housing! Where would I find that metrinch socket that you talked about?? Steve
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Originally posted by morristhecoolcat@Apr 24 2005, 09:46 PM
Need help getting off the oil filter housing bolt on a '94 318! Anyone with any suggetsions. I can't get it off, and the threads on the bolt are now pretty stripped. Very frustrating!
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It is small bolt in the centre of the air filter housing (metal one)! Where would I find that metrinch socket that you talked about?? Anyone heard of a metrinch socket and where would I get one??
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