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Old 09-25-2012, 11:49 PM   #1
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I'm willing to pay cash or in beer and food for helping me ( teaching me and showing me ) how to remove and replace my oil filter housing on my e46 m3. Unfortunately I cannot drive the car ( no oil ) so you would need to come to my shop. Pm me if interested located in the lower mainland bc. 40 min outside Vancouver.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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Are you the one that stripped the bolt in the oil filter housing? If so, that sucks. If you were closer I'd lend a hand.

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Old 09-26-2012, 08:47 PM   #3
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Yes it is. Im not that Good at working on my car little DIY and easy maintenance sure. But for now that's too much for me. Problem is I can't drive it to a shop ( no oil ) so I need a mechanic to come to me or I'll have to tow it.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:34 PM   #5
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Here is a DIY on the oil change.


With stripped bolts in general I've had good success with liquid wrench. Spray on the stripped bold. Wait 24hrs. Tap the bolt once to loosen it. Then unbolt it.

Liquid Wrench.
http://reviews.canadiantire.ca/9045/...ws/reviews.htm

PB Blaster is another good one. More preferred for engines.
http://reviews.canadiantire.ca/9045/...ws/reviews.htm
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:57 PM   #6
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The bolt is not stripped it is broken off inside. About 1 inch of bolt is stuck in the bottom of the oil filter housing tube ( the small tube that the filter sits around )
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Dude, to get the oil filter housing off requires pulling the alternator. Here's a DIY for the alternator, the oil filter housing is just a few easy to access bolts once the alternator is gone.

Looking at the oil filter housing I have no clue how you'd get the bolt out even with the housing removed, so you'd have to order another.

The alternator DIY looks pretty easy. Since you'll have to tow it anyways, might as well try to tackle it. If you get stuck, tow it.

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Old 09-27-2012, 03:59 PM   #8
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As for towing it, this is a job any competent mechanic can tackle, so no need for a BMW specialty mechanic. If you're within 5-10 kms of a reputable garage, buy a BCAA membership and use the free tow to get it there. Better yet, if you have a friend with a BCAA membership, ask them to call to have your car towed - often the BCAA drivers don't care if its the BCAA member's car.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:27 PM   #9
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Any bmw DIYourselfers want to help me or get paid. To take off my oil filter housing this weekend ? I can pay with cash or beer. I know it's a lame job it's just over my head.
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