[QUOTE=SlowTech;330267]I can only assume that this is because the vacuum pump has been removed, did you remove yours?
If you remove the bottom part of the Microfilter housing,
[item 3 in the diagram] you'll find the rear engine cover comes out much easier.
Thanks Slowtech, I'll do this on Saturday, it will be much easier !
Do you know if the 330d 2005 has the same oil breather?