E90Post
 


GetBMWParts
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > DIY Guides > Oil Filter Housing Gasket - Tool



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-05-2015, 05:13 PM   #1
Greyfox
Colonel
Greyfox's Avatar
United_States
665
Rep
2,183
Posts

Drives: 2007 328xi E91
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: USA

iTrader: (2)

Oil Filter Housing Gasket - Tool

I did this a few months ago and had a PIA time getting to the bolt behind the manifold.

I started looking around for something simplier and came up with this.....

Craftsman 1/4" socket # 33084 - 8mm
Craftsman 1/4" knuckle
Craftstman 1/4" Extension # 43531

Fits perfectly between the housing and the manifold. Hope it helps....
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 2
      06-07-2015, 04:54 AM   #2
TheTallJS
Member
TheTallJS's Avatar
United_States
6
Rep
91
Posts

Drives: Metallic Black 2006 325i
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 BMW 325i  [0.00]
Agreed that is the tool to use, however e-torx 10/12 socket instead of the regular socket.
__________________
Fly the BMW.
Appreciate 1
feuer1220

      06-07-2015, 09:42 AM   #3
Greyfox
Colonel
Greyfox's Avatar
United_States
665
Rep
2,183
Posts

Drives: 2007 328xi E91
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: USA

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheTallJS View Post
Agreed that is the tool to use, however e-torx 10/12 socket instead of the regular socket.
Sorry, I should of explained, that is a 16pt socket that also fit Torx head bolts.... not a standard 6pt socket.

Socket is in Craftsman Set #32824

Last edited by Greyfox; 06-07-2015 at 01:10 PM.
Appreciate 0
      08-15-2015, 08:12 PM   #4
mlifxs
Diamond Geezer
mlifxs's Avatar
123
Rep
2,392
Posts

Drives: Jet Black 2007 328i Saloon
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Florida

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
Another alternative...
http://www.amazon.com/GearWrench-922...orx+box+wrench

i used this tool, as described here:http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...4&postcount=91 , after stripping one of the bolts using an 8mm.
Appreciate 1
      08-15-2015, 08:30 PM   #5
Greyfox
Colonel
Greyfox's Avatar
United_States
665
Rep
2,183
Posts

Drives: 2007 328xi E91
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: USA

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mlifxs View Post
Another alternative...
http://www.amazon.com/GearWrench-922...orx+box+wrench

i used this tool, as described here:http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...4&postcount=91 , after stripping one of the bolts using an 8mm.
Got one of those also.... just make sure you tie a string on to it so when it drops you can retrieve it easy.
Appreciate 1
      08-19-2015, 02:46 AM   #6
vbp6us
Major Private First Class
vbp6us's Avatar
United_States
102
Rep
973
Posts

Drives: 2008 E92 335i
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: San Diego, CA

iTrader: (2)

Thank you. It's members like you that add value to this community.
__________________
2008 E92 335i 6MT: FBO + MMP Silicone Inlets | Stage 1 LPFP | 335is clutch + MFactory SMFW | Custom BuraQ E75+ MHD tune | 3.5Bar N20 sensor

2010 E90 335i M-Sport AT: Stock
Appreciate 0
      04-29-2016, 05:54 PM   #7
martin328
New Member
martin328's Avatar
0
Rep
10
Posts

Drives: 325Xi
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Germantown, MD

iTrader: (0)

yup, you can sneak this in and guide it on to the bolt.. great tip!
Appreciate 0
      06-26-2017, 02:45 AM   #8
whinojosa
Private
2
Rep
52
Posts

Drives: 2006 325i (6sp)
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: San Pedro, CA

iTrader: (0)

I actually had success with a 5/16" Craftsman Ratcheting Wrench! I locked onto the bolt and had the wrench stick out toward the front of the engine bay in between the clip wiring harness (removed) and the first plenum of the intake manifold. Keep in mind this was on an N52 (2006).
Appreciate 0
      07-02-2017, 09:11 AM   #9
juld0zer
Captain
163
Rep
776
Posts

Drives: E82 135i 7DCT
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: 2153

iTrader: (0)

If you're using a non-reversible ratchet spanner, crack the bolt loose then unscrew the bolt with your bare fingers. Or the bolt and spanner will be pushed up against the coolant hose fitting which is fragile on removal.

Inspect your drive belt and all surrouding rubber hoses for swelling before commencing the job - the leaked oil may have damaged the rubber, causing it to swell. You might need a top hose, hose to the head, and a drive belt and possibly pulleys if the belt had been slipping and melted the plastic pulley(s)
Appreciate 0
      07-02-2017, 04:23 PM   #10
freedomfries
09 E90 328i
freedomfries's Avatar
Canada
122
Rep
346
Posts

Drives: 09 E90 328i 6AT
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: BC or WA

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2009 E90 328i  [5.00]
Was the bolt in question over-torqued for anyone else? I tried to remove it using an 8mm 1/4" socket and the bolt started stripping. I also tried an 8mm ratcheting wrench but the bolt wouldn't budge.
Appreciate 0
      07-02-2017, 06:29 PM   #11
Greyfox
Colonel
Greyfox's Avatar
United_States
665
Rep
2,183
Posts

Drives: 2007 328xi E91
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: USA

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by freedomfries View Post
Was the bolt in question over-torqued for anyone else? I tried to remove it using an 8mm 1/4" socket and the bolt started stripping. I also tried an 8mm ratcheting wrench but the bolt wouldn't budge.
Was your car hot or cold?

Don't know if it matters, but I had let my car sit overnight before working on it.
Appreciate 0
      07-02-2017, 09:42 PM   #12
mlifxs
Diamond Geezer
mlifxs's Avatar
123
Rep
2,392
Posts

Drives: Jet Black 2007 328i Saloon
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Florida

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by freedomfries
Was the bolt in question over-torqued for anyone else? I tried to remove it using an 8mm 1/4" socket and the bolt started stripping. I also tried an 8mm ratcheting wrench but the bolt wouldn't budge.
yes mine wanted to strip...which led me to the etorx 10-12 recommended above. It's less risky than the 8mm.
Appreciate 0
      07-04-2017, 05:18 PM   #13
Greyfox
Colonel
Greyfox's Avatar
United_States
665
Rep
2,183
Posts

Drives: 2007 328xi E91
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: USA

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mlifxs View Post
yes mine wanted to strip...which led me to the etorx 10-12 recommended above. It's less risky than the 8mm.
It's not a standard 8mm socket. They are the Craftsman 16pt sockets.
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      07-09-2017, 10:45 AM   #14
whinojosa
Private
2
Rep
52
Posts

Drives: 2006 325i (6sp)
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: San Pedro, CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by freedomfries View Post
Was the bolt in question over-torqued for anyone else? I tried to remove it using an 8mm 1/4" socket and the bolt started stripping. I also tried an 8mm ratcheting wrench but the bolt wouldn't budge.
Did you try to ladder the wrenches (giving more leverage) by using another box end wrench connected to the open end side of the ratcheting wrench?
Appreciate 0
      07-09-2017, 10:09 PM   #15
feuer
Brigadier General
feuer's Avatar
United_States
1220
Rep
4,826
Posts

Drives: wife crazy!
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Chicago, IL

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by freedomfries View Post
Was the bolt in question over-torqued for anyone else? I tried to remove it using an 8mm 1/4" socket and the bolt started stripping. I also tried an 8mm ratcheting wrench but the bolt wouldn't budge.
Next time use proper socket. Is inverted torx. No 6, 12 or 16 point 8mm
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:40 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST