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      10-09-2016, 11:17 PM   #1
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Oil filter housing removal DIY?

Hello everyone. Finally took sometime to try to find the engine leak. From using fiber optic camera and some observation seems like the oil filter housing has a leak from underneath. Most likely its a gasket.

Is there any DIY on how to remove it and replace an oil filter housing gasket?

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Hello everyone. Finally took sometime to try to find the engine leak. From using fiber optic camera and some observation seems like the oil filter housing has a leak from underneath. Most likely its a gasket.

Is there any DIY on how to remove it and replace an oil filter housing gasket?

Please help

I had the same problem about a year ago and finally got it done. I took some pictures so let me see if I can find it and I'll post them here.
I remember having to remove a lot of things out of the way to get to it.
Remove fan, intake box, coolant hoses, reservoir, water pump, all belts, power steering pump (just the main bracket then move to the Side).
On the housing itself, one of the bolts is in a very tight space between the block and the crankshaft balancing rubber disk.
It's a $10 gasket but a ton of work to get to it so you might as well replace all belts, water pump gasket, thermostat. Or at least inspect the water pump since it will be out.
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Found the pictures, one of them you can see the gasket stuck to the block after I removed the oil filter housing.[IMG][/IMG]
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Found the pictures, one of them you can see the gasket stuck to the block after I removed the oil filter housing.[IMG][/IMG]
Thank you so much. I heard by manual u have to remove harmonic balancer damper but seems like you didnt do it so u just saved me lots of time. I will go ahead and start on it Friday! Thank you again!!!!
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cmtemauricio seems to have had less trouble getting it done than ThatWhiteM3:
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...7#post21428167

The above pictures and the recipe on TIS/AllData look really straightforward to me (aside from having to remove the harmonic balancer).

I asked some of the local shops what they would charge to do the job so that I don't have to deal with it (I can see the oil seeping from the metal-metal joint).

I was told about 3 hours by one independent shop (says that this is a rare failure item that they have not seen on this engine and didn't have a book time for it).

The other independent shop says it is a pain in the tail and needs 8 hours to do the job.

I guess I need to call one ore two more to get a consensus. It's not worth doing it myself if it is more like 8 hours but I could probably handle 3 hours.
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