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Old 11-19-2006, 04:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys...I'm changing the oil myself for the first time on this car. Question, the oil filter seems to be attached to the top of the cap? I tried to put a socket down to loosen with no luck. Does BMW have a special tool for this or what?? Please advise...Also to tighten the cap, how tight is 25nm...aprox.

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If that is the same as the m60/m62 motor which is should be you need a 36mm socket to loosen the oil filter cap, and then when you pull that off the oil filter will be attached to that cap in which point just give it a lil tug and it'll come right off.

EDIT: if you dont use a 36mm socket or the special tool for removal, its VERY difficult, i tried doing it with large vice grips before and i almost broke the housing. If you dont have the right socket, go invest in it, its a good socket to have if you do your own work, you need it for wheel bearing replacement as well.
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