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  1. E46 General
    So I recently bought a E46 325ci and when I went to check on the oil filter, I couldnt even get the cap off, I tried using a 36mm socket wrench and then an adjustable wrench and an air impact gun with the 36mm socket, none of them worked, didnt even budge and am turning it counterclockwise...
  2. E46 General
    I have been blessed by the Maintenance Gods today. During reassembly of the OFH, the top-right bolt hole (fig. 1 - circled in yellow) stripped out. I understand this is common issue with these engines so I want to offer the solution I've come up with, and ask for tips or advice before I fix it...
  3. E46 General
    Hi, ive been replacing the OFH gakset today. I had a couple questions that I didnt see in the couple threads I was using. Do I need to drain the oil out of the oil pan? Or do I just loosen the oil filter on top? Also, I only have the gasket and I dont have the vanos seal crush washers. I have...
  4. E46 General
    Hi all, Can you all please have a look at these pictures and let me know if there should be still more oil left in the top of the OFH? Engine was off for 10 hours. I suspect my OFH anti drain back valve might be shot. Thanks guys, fana
  5. E46 General
    Hello, Im new here and have found a lot of needed info about by build plan. I plan to run low boost turbo off a v3 STI (vf22 turbo). That said I will not allow myself to run it oil coolerless. I ran into a road stop when I couldn't find anything on oil coolers for 330ci. I would fabricate my...
  6. E46 General
    So I am not the original owner so I have no background on this car, but while removing the intake manifold to repair a coolant leak I found an odd "patch" on the back of the oil filter housing. I have attached pictures with a zoomed in view of the "patch". This area is just below where one of...
  7. E46 General
    So for the past two months, I have noticed my oil pressure light (RED) stays on longer than it used to (1-3 seconds). I have no trouble with the pressure once it's on. Once it's been started, when I start it again after getting gas or running in somewhere, the oil pressure light goes out...
  8. E46 General
    Situation - On Friday the steering on the 2003 325i worked great. On Saturday it didn't. I've searched here and elsewhere online... The symptoms indicate to me a power steering pump failure. Alternator, water pump, a/c all work fine. Power steering fluid reservoir is full. Friday afternoon I...
  9. E46 General
    Hi ;) I changed the oil filter housing and serpentine belt a week ago and I'm starting to have some problems. The oil filter housing was leaking and I just figured that I'd change the belt since I have no idea of the maintenence history of the car. It's a 2000 328i with steptronic...
  10. E46 General
    While replacing the Oil housing, so I bought used one, once cleaning I have broken plastic tabs in the round plug inside of the unit. Can I replace if take apart the long screws on the side with the plastic from old one or its a done bad? I dont have that big of the tool to even try. What is...
  11. DIY: Do It Yourself
    After reading numerous posts, I went to work on replacing my oil filter housing gasket. Susequent reading persuaded me to also replace water pump and pulley, deflection and tensioner pulleys, thermostat housing. I hit & miss discovered torque specs in posts, but am uncertain regarding the...
  12. E46 General
    I am getting ready to collect the parts for next weekend's big DIY project and want to get the forum's eyes on my shopping list. I know a lot of you have done these three jobs, let me know if I am forgetting anything. I would hate to get 1/2 way through it and miss parts. DIY#2a Oil Separator -...
  13. E46 General
    At about 210,000 miles last month it seems my motor turned into a shower head of oil. First I noticed oil leaking from the Oil Filter Housing. I changed that gasket, along with a new O-Ring for the Oil Filter Cap. Then I changed the Valve Cover Gasket which was getting bad. Things were good...
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