It's not a bad idea to grab oil and a filter too. So after a bit of YouTubes and reading, I found the leak. Autosca forum e46 m3 oil pan gasket and oil filter housing gasket 230 pm i think i will undertake oil pan gasket diy how bad can it be. This will remove the tension on the belt. You could wait until it leaks.
It is advisable to change the gasket that sits between the heat exchanger also known as the intercooler and the housing when you are changing the gasket that sits between the housing and the engine block. As you can see in the photo above which was only possible since I blew that engine and am pulling it from the car that is actually behind the air conditioning compressor belt, so if you want to take it all the way off, you need to pull off the first. Ok, now you are ready to tackle the main event…. Oil filter housing picture 3 shows the oil filter housing without the power steering tank and the alternator arrow 1 points to where the oil leak would. To avoid marring the paint and trim, work with a plastic prying tool or wrap a screwdriver tip with masking tape before prying out body or interior items. Then reassemble the engine in the reverse order of the procedure. Once the fan is completely loose, place it in the shroud and pull the shroud up while holding the fan.
I replaced the drive belt pulley and tensioner and pulley. You may need to push it from the bottom and find a way to get it out. Squeeze down on the wire sticking up from the clip and pull. Unclip the pipe and remove it from the car. There is a piece of plactic that acts as a washer, be careful not to loose it. The red arrow points to the bottom bolt closest to the firewall, and the green arrow points to the top bolt closest to the radiator. I previously replaced a noisy alternator in our X5 last fall, but decided against repairing the leaking gasket.
At very most I would expect two hours labour to be charged and parts are less than £10 from the dealer. The easiest way to connect to the chatroom is with , a web client that you can run in your browser. Grip the clip and pull slowly once it has been pulled approximately 1. Bmw e46 n42 oil filter housing gasket diy nicebrains how to change the oil filter housing gasket on bmw e46 n42 engine. This bolt also serves as the upper fastener for the alternator. Remember to close the oil ducts on the block before getting any water out.
The parts list contains all of the parts that I recommend that you have on hand to complete this service. Crack open a cool beverage of your choice! I have numbered the below copy of that photo to match my steps I have listed next. Step 3: Remove the main drive belt. I used a smear of aircraft gasketmaker on the corners of the cam gasket too. Using a screw drive, pry the housing away from the engine. Be careful not to let it fall on the floor as it will break.
There will be a crush washer on each side of the fitting. There was a lot of old oil and grime so I used a mixture of engine cleaner and petrol and used the compressor to clean it out. I don't have the tools to do the job; else would have given a try. Dont be forceful to avoid any damage. Because of this, I will not list the required tools. Really a fantastic specimen that, and Adrian is really doing a great job looking after her!! Run the accessory belt over every belt except the tensioner 19. Alternator Removal: Use a 16mm socket and a wrench to remove the very long bolt.
My 318i has a leak from what seems to be from the oil filter housing. Standing by the drivers fender, remove the 2 electrical connectors. How to: Replace your oil filter housing gasket. You need to press down on the release clip and then wiggle the plug the part with the wire from the connector. So, can I just buy one liter oil? Some days are dedicated to certain themes, see below. Oil Filter Housing Now, its time to remove the Oil filter housing.
This gasket hardens with age and will allow oil to weep though the seal. Remember, this is still attached to the power steering system as well. Just a few hours earlier, I helped Adrian replace the serpentine belt on your ex-330i! Remember to clean out the grooves nicely. Step 8: Replace the oil filter housing gasket. If you're working with the electrical system, disconnect the battery before beginning. Unfortunately, right after I did all this work I blew a on track, but at least I would have been able to spot any leaks if the engine stuck around longer. Next, remove the cap on the pulley marked 2 above using a small screw drive, it just clips off.