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  1. Air filter housing vibration!

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Think I’ve finally got to the bottom of this annoying vibration on idle (worse when selecting drive). After having another look the other day I noticed the engine covers and air box on the slam panel move a lot on idle and even more when I select drive. Not much I can do about the engine cover...
  2. Thermostat housing mating surface damage

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Thermostat housing mating surface damage/corrosion Sorry my first ever post is a question - I joined here coincidentally exactly ten years ago to the day but only finally bought a BMW a couple of months ago! 2001 E38 728i (M52 TU engine), 102000 miles. The thermostat housing was leaking, so I...
  3. E9x N57 330d oil filter housing gasket

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Has anyone replaced a leaking oil filter housing gasket on the N57 engine? Mine is weeping - I've got the new gkt and o-ring, just want to know how easy/messy the job is. Access is one of my worries...if I just take the air intake pipe off can it all be reached? 6-off M8 bolts I believe...
  4. E91 320d 2006 M47N2 Oil filter housing to block gasket

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Anybody managed to do this job on my model? Eg. remove the oil filter housing to change the gaskets. I attempted this Sunday and failed, wasted at least 5 hours and gave up. I searched the net and forums quite extensively and did not find any information before taking on the task. In my...
  5. Oil leak seen on transmission housing?

    BMW 4 Series - Tech Talk F32,F33,F36,F82,F83
    Hi, I'm in the process of buying a car from a dealer and have just completed an AA inspection. The inspector told be he found oil on the transmission housing and said there may be a leak but could not see where it was coming from. I called the dealer and they said the mechanic has had it on the...
  6. Oil filter housing gasket quote - e92 330i

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I’ve been quoted the below to get my filter housing gasket replaced. Is this excessive.... UK, Southampton Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. E90 320d 2006 163bhp, oil seapage/leak around airbox housing

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, the airbox housing. It's either the injectors or the glow plugs, there has been a small amount of oil seaping and leaking. Am I thinking this is also same place or near an oil breather? I'm.trying to get to the bottom of oil leak and dripping down the engine
  8. E92 335d leaky oil filter housing gasket

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I’ve located my oil leak to oil filter housing gasket. Is this handy enough changed? Do I have to remove coolant pipe from oil cooler? Any guides on here? Can’t seem to find anything
  9. Turbo housing gasket knackered

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello all, My car recently developed a weird sound coming from the turbo area when I floor it regardless of the gear the car is in. When I put my foot down, the car hesitates for a split second, and then from 1500 to 2000 rpm I hear the sound just like the video below...
  10. Bmw E39 M54 Engine - Filter Housing Oil return Valve Fault

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    An interesting one here....and one that may not be spotted easily. The car in question is an E39 525i with an M54 engine - but this should apply to any M54 engine'd car. There is approx 240,000 miles on my car at the moment as a guide. For some time the oil filter housing to block interface...
  11. 2009 E92 320i SE Highline - Sticking Headlamp Washer Housing

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi there, I've noticed that when I use the washer jets and the headlamp washers come on also, the drivers side one often doesn't retract properly leading me to have to push it back in manually when I get out of the car. Has anyone else had this and is it a simple fix? J:)
  12. Removing 320cd air filter housing bolt at back

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Looking for some advice guys. For anyone familiar with the 320d air filter housing, there is a very difficult bolt to remove at the back in an awkward position. Is there a special tool to remove this, i can't get enough leverage at the right angle to crack the bolt. I have tried a socket with...
  13. 2001 318i (M43) overhauling the Intake Manifold and throttle housing assy cleaned or replaced?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    In order to cure a vacuum leak issue at normal running temperature, I have started dismantling the throttle body and the Intake Manifold System. Obviously the gaskets for the throttle body and intake manifold should be replaced and all related areas cleaned. What I am not sure is whether or...
  14. Broken plastic elbow behind oil filter housing

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, new to to forum and to Bmw's . Ive got a Bmw 318 on a 51 plate that i bought for next to nothing because the engine was over heating , having looked at it Ive found its got a hole leaking a lot of coolant in a plastic elbow on a pipe coming out of the engine just behind the oil fiter...
  15. Replaced thermostat housing and now car overheats. Bleed or Thermostat issue?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I have a E36 328i 1996. The thermostat housing cracked and was leaking coolant so I replaced it myself with a aluminium one after checking the flatness of it carefully I used some RTV around the gasket area [not RTV paste around the entire thing, including thermostat area]. I then refilled the...
  16. 2008 320d N47 Oil filter housing leak

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    2008 E92 320d with N47 engine - oil filter housing leak Hi all, My first post and plea for help/advice. My wife's 2008 320D with N47 engine has developed an oil filter housing leak. I have searched the web extensively for help, including this and other BMW forums. Whilst there is advice for...
  17. 2008 320d N47 engine oil filter housing leak

    BMW Guides and How To's
    Hi all, My first post and plea for help/advice. My wife's 2008 320D with N47 engine has developed an oil filter housing leak. I have searched the web extensively for help, including this and other BMW forums. Whilst there is advice for lots of other models and engine types, nowhere can I find...
  18. Original key swap into new housing

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Got an E36 with the beefy keyless entry key, unfortunately it's casing is in god awfull state. There are plenty of uncut keys with casings on eBay, but I'm only interested in the casing. The electronics can be swapped without any problem, but is it possible to swap the "key" itself (the metal...
  19. 2008 E81 120D N47 Oil Filter Housing Gasket

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi all, Purchased myself a 2008 120D, 3 door facelift model a few weeks ago. Had it up on ramps whilst checking for something else and noticed the plastic under-pan had some oil on it. Looks like it's where the back of the sump is. Checked all over the engine and it appears like it's around...
  20. oil filter housing issue, 2000 e46 M43 engine

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, i am a noooob ;) Any help would be greatly appreciated, does anyone know the torque settings/angular gauge info for the oil filter housing for the M43 engine ?? Mine is pissin oil and I don't want to break it :/
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