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blktoptrvl 05-18-2017 07:49 PM

Oil Filter Cover...
 
Question...

After pulling my stiffening plate and seeing all the caked on grimy dirt and oil, I am wondering if it is because of my Oil Filter Cover.

See, the oil drain plug in the cover has been jammed in there for as long as I have had the vehicle, so when I change the oil, I just remove the entire cartridge cover all at once - that's when a lot of oil goes flying.

If you are able to remove the drain plug in the cover first, I would think that will lessen the amount of oil that splashes around.

Is this so?

cn90 05-18-2017 09:25 PM

- You can leave the stiffening plate out of the car, but make sure you tighten the 16-mm bolts that hold the sway bar. save the other bolts to re-install later.
- Then clean the engine with rag, Purple power and water etc.
Now the engine is clean, you can monitor oil leak daily.
I wrote the detail here:
https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/...se-fluids.html

OptimusPriM5 05-19-2017 08:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cn90 (Post 1109309)
- You can leave the stiffening plate out of the car, but make sure you tighten the 16-mm bolts that hold the sway bar. save the other bolts to re-install later.
- Then clean the engine with rag, Purple power and water etc.
Now the engine is clean, you can monitor oil leak daily.
I wrote the detail here:
https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/...se-fluids.html

Not sure I'd agree with that but to each his own.

blktoptrvl 05-19-2017 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cn90 (Post 1109309)
- You can leave the stiffening plate out of the car, but make sure you tighten the 16-mm bolts that hold the sway bar. save the other bolts to re-install later.
- Then clean the engine with rag, Purple power and water etc.
Now the engine is clean, you can monitor oil leak daily.
I wrote the detail here:
https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/...se-fluids.html

Thanks, but that's a bridge too far for me.

bcredliner 05-19-2017 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cn90 (Post 1109309)
- You can leave the stiffening plate out of the car, but make sure you tighten the 16-mm bolts that hold the sway bar. save the other bolts to re-install later.
- Then clean the engine with rag, Purple power and water etc.
Now the engine is clean, you can monitor oil leak daily.
I wrote the detail here:
https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/...se-fluids.html

The vehicle should not under any circumstances be driven with the plate removed. It is an integral part of the suspension.


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