Be careful not to damage oil filter cap. The manual for the E39 is a two volume set, so when buying make sure you are getting both. I found quite strangely that the oil housing rocked a bit when I reinstalled it. Most of the access doors are missing from vehicles I work on. There is no free lunch. I should of been wiser and figure it out at the start. I was excited about all of it so I was spending extra time to ensure everything was done properly and not any other way.
Your leaking oil filter housing gasket has been bothering you for months. The hardest part of this job was getting the alternator off and back on. It is important to understand that a straight 30 weight oil acts exactly the same at engine temperatures as does a 5W30, or 10W30, or 15W30 motor oil. Then get your 36mm socket out and begin to remove the oil filter cap. The old gasket was hard and brittle leading to the leak. Loosen the Oil filler cap on top of the valve cover so that the oil will drain smoother.
October 19, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Good catch. Install the new O-Ring and Replace the oil filter. It's also a good idea to have the codes read they will do this free for you at Autozone and probably other auto parts stores and if a fault code has been stored you can address any issues now before any surprises show up down the line. I have used and in the past. I was ready after having investigated the issues and solutions so this time I got the new gasket and this time, I decided to exclude any possibility for a bad product and had ordered it from the dealer, so I would not doubt the quality of it as I was desperate and paranoid at that point from having unexplained leaks. I did check the flatness of the housing and it is warped a bit about. Wait till oil drains from the filter housing and then replace the filter and cap and hand tighten.
Thanks a lot and I hope you can help me. Bmw 5-series e39 1996-2003 diy technical articles, Whether you follow bmw's recommended interval or like to change your oil every 3,000 miles. Listen for, diagnose and repair any unusual noises or suspension malfunctions as they happen. This should be really easy to find since it is the only 36mm socket type in the engine bay. We had a '00 528i. Replace bolt and hand tighten clockwise.
Maybe I should do my own oil changes from now on so I know what is going in there. Strategically place the oil catch pan underneath. I posted on Instagram while completing this tutorial. If I do this job again, it'll not take me more than 2 hours. Also, do I need to oil the gasket before installing? It will take about four liters. I do not make any warranties and disclaim all liabilities, direct or indirect, incidental, or consequential damages that result from any of my blog posts or other information on this webpage.
This kit is for all N52 engines. Clean off drain bolt and replace the crushable copper washer new washer is included in your filter kit. Concerned, I took off the housing to make sure the gasket was still properly seated and it was. It appears to still be leaking. Hint: Prominently mark the 6. Reattach the oil filter housing to the engine, hand tight until it bottoms out check previous position marks 34. Don't let the Internet scare you.
The gasket, of course is also different. Sorry I can't link straight to the BavAuto product page, their site doesn't allow it. Look for the big black round plastic cover with a large nut on top. I am still seeing a leak, but also noticed that it has trouble idling in cold starts, but once the engine warms up, it runs fine. Locate the drain bolt which will be facing downwards at an angle. At this point your pretty much stuck anyway.
I do see that the topsider has the same flimsy clamp as does the Motive. Very carefully crack open all the screws. I am still seeing a leak, but also noticed that it has trouble idling in cold starts, but once the engine warms up, it runs fine. This will be a very, very small leak. Remove the large O-Ring on the cap which is located at the top to seal it. Everything on any car may break or leak someday. Allow engine oil to drain until it stops dripping.