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Old 03-13-2012, 09:20 PM
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Hard to remove dip stick/oil fill cap

Anyone else have a hard time removing their oil fill cap and/or dip stick?

In all of my e36's I would rotate the dip stick right then left and it would pop out easily, the oil filler cap would come of with no problem.

In the e53 I had to rotate the stick all the way around and then pull on it pretty hard to get it out. Oil cap almost took 2 hands to get off.

Anyone else have this?
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:30 PM
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yup, my '03 is like that.
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Never had a problem with dipstick or oil fill cap. Only one hand and half twist.

The coolant reservoir cap is another matter. The clearance on my '05 isn't much more than a #2 pencil, so my fingers can't really get around the cap. I kind of have to push down on the top and twist, like the childproof cap from the Pharmacy.
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Try Spinach.... should help
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Yes, my '01 requires a firm tug on the stick, and a serious turn on the cap...they have been like that since day one.
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Ok, that puts me at ease. I was starting to think it was some sort of oil temperature issue expanding stuff and causing the issue.

Thanks everyone.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:18 AM
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Just an anomaly on some, imo...both stick and cap on mine, are tough to pull/turn even when engine is stone cold.
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