3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
My new filter looks exactly like the one in your link. My question though is how your housing and cap would look like after you remove your old filter. Would it have the ones that I have in these pics?
Just make sure everything fits okay and everything is koshier, and make sure you replace the brass washer looking thing down inside the pipe every now and again and replace the rubber ring that goes around the oil filter cap like every other oil change because if it cracks it will usually leak a little bit and make sure you don't screw the oil filter cap on too tight because you don't want to crack the housing which will be about 500 to get a new one. Just snug is fine, along with the drain plug.
This is my first oil change as I just got this e46 a week ago. Had an e36 which did not have these strange looking pieces on the housing and cap.
Just wondering though if you can remember your own has these pieces?
I remember the filter I took out appears to be a bit crumpled as if it has been vertically squeezed into the housing which made me think that those may have been part of a broken filter that the previous owner did not bother to remove.
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