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Oil filter housing leak.

Discussion in 'E85 Z4 (2002-2008)' started by Skipb, Dec 2, 2017.

    Skipb guest

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    Hello have a oil filter housing leak my 2006 BMW Z four looks like the very bottom bolt is inaccessible from the front ,radiator may have to come out. Can anyone tell me the proper procedure for doing this .thank you.
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    MGarrison

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    Not familiar with the car, so I wouldn't be able to say. If you can't get a socket on it no matter what you do without having to remove something else, then any combo of flex adapters & extensions may not help. If you can get a socket on it, maybe some combination of tools/accessories gets you there. Consider whether you can get it from underneath, obviously that gets into jacking the car up, safely having it on jack stands, potential under-tray parts removals, etc. Google search, also search youtube vids, and the other BMW-specific forums may have tips, suggestions, or diy's from others who've been in the same boat. Good luck w/ project, hope you can get it with minimal extra hassle!

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    Thank you. I think I can get it from underneath. I have done this repair on a 325i wich was simple. This is going to be more challenging.
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    charlson89

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    The z does make this a little more difficult but if you use this tool to get at the bolts you won't have any issues.

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    The link to the tool you sent me is a bad link . If you could try again I would appreciate it. Thanks.
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