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Old 01-29-2015, 08:28 AM   #21
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Now go get a gallon of degreaser and a spray bottle, time to clean up the mess in your engine compartment so you can diagnose your next oil leak. lol.
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:35 AM   #22
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Don't worry, your not the first to fall for this one.

Same thing happens with the power steering cap, there is an O-ring on it that gets hard and molded into the cap and you would swear there is no O-ring there, but it is!
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Old 01-29-2015, 03:38 PM   #23
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Called it, in post #4!
In post #2 I suggested he clean out the groove for O-ring.
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Old 01-10-2016, 08:07 PM   #24
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Oil leaking from O-ring

After nearly 10 years of changing the oil on my own on my 2004 325xi, I am experiencing this issue of the oil leaking from the o-ring in the oil filter cap. I am fairly certain that I do not have two O-rings on the cap. I even removed the o-ring that I had installed and tried with the bare (in my understanding) cap to pre-empt the possibility that I have two O-rings but all in vain.

I even purchased a new NAPA Platinum filter and tried the gasket with it but still no luck. I have purchased the Ultra Black Permatex sealant as the last DIY resort.

Do any of you have any options I could try before applying the sealant? Attached is the picture of my oil filter cap without the O-Ring installed.

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Old 01-10-2016, 09:44 PM   #25
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Oil leaking at oil filter housing no matter what I do.

You do know there is an o-ring on there in the picture right? It has been there a really long time and is flattened into the groove.
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Old 01-10-2016, 09:45 PM   #26
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Sorry you've been doing it wrong for 10 years.
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You are right in both posts. Fixed the problem by removing the flattened o-ring. Thank you for confirming what my wife thinks. ***55357;***56838;
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Old 01-11-2016, 10:18 AM   #28
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Similar thing happened to me with my power steering O-ring. Had to pry the old one off but it took an extra glance to figure out there was a o-ring there already.
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You are right in both posts. Fixed the problem by removing the flattened o-ring. Thank you for confirming what my wife thinks. ***55357;***56838;

Lol if we all took stock in what our wives thought of us we wouldn't be able to keep a 10 year old BMW running for longer than it takes to use a tank of gas.
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You do know there is an o-ring on there in the picture right?


Don't sweat it, guys. A silly oversight and simple fix is better than a more complex problem.
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Hey Yewser, can you please post that whole drawing showing a cut-away of the oil filter housing? I'm trying to see how it all works. Thanks.
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hey yewser, can you please post that whole drawing showing a cut-away of the oil filter housing? I'm trying to see how it all works. Thanks.

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Thanks. I'm reading the patent as we speak. The colored flow arrows are not completely correct in that image based on the patent's description.
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