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Old 05-02-2019, 03:45 AM
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X3 E83 N52B30 engine oilfilter

when i changed the oilfilter in my 3.0Si N52B30 engine, i didnt see any plastic insert inside the paperfilter attached to the oilfiltercap.
is there supposed to be one ?
also the new oilfilter just is not fixable to teh oilcap, just touching it.
as i sometimes have a VANOS error i might have an oil pressure problem due to the oilfilter,

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Old 05-02-2019, 02:08 PM
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You should have a cage inside the filter, sounds like it might have been removed during a previous oil filter change. Get a new oil filter cap, the cage prevents the filter from collapsing, restricting oil flow.


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Old 05-03-2019, 02:29 AM
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thanks a lot;;
also i read from somebody , that the oilfilter desintegrated and clogged the inner oil pipes - a desaster.
i am getting the cage
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