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      01-30-2012, 09:16 AM   #1
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Oil leaking from filter housing..what gives?

yesterday I changed my oil (7500mi), and the car started to leak a little oil from the housing where the filter is. I took it apart again, double checked both rubber seals, made sure it was tightened to spec with a torque wrench, and it still leaked.

I put the older rubber seal to try it, and again double checked everything, and STILL is leaking!!!

any ideas what to check next?
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Make sure you didn't twist the gasket.
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yesterday I changed my oil (7500mi), and the car started to leak a little oil from the housing where the filter is. I took it apart again, double checked both rubber seals, made sure it was tightened to spec with a torque wrench, and it still leaked.

I put the older rubber seal to try it, and again double checked everything, and STILL is leaking!!!

any ideas what to check next?
I had this same issue with 2010 E90. I had a pretty bad oil leak and had to bring it to the dealer three times before they were able to diagnose the problem. On the third visit they were finally able to determine that the oil filter housing was leaking.

The dealer replacing the entire housing instead of just resealing the houisng, as you have attempted. The part had to be ordered from Germany and took two weeks to get here.
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I had this same issue with 2010 E90. I had a pretty bad oil leak and had to bring it to the dealer three times before they were able to diagnose the problem. On the third visit they were finally able to determine that the oil filter housing was leaking.

The dealer replacing the entire housing instead of just resealing the houisng, as you have attempted. The part had to be ordered from Germany and took two weeks to get here.
did they tell you what caused this?
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I belive they said it was an issue with the gasket but, since I had already been in two other times for this issue, they did not want to just re-seal the housing with a new gasket and risk having the leak continue. To be safe they ordered a whole new housing.

The tech was just going to re-seal the housing with a new gasket but the SA had them just order a new housing. This may have also had something to do with the fact that I said if they did not fix the leak on the third try I was going to try to lemon the car. My car only had 3000 miles at the time.
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Crazy.

After my first oil-leak experience (filler cap), this makes me more hesitant to perform any oil changes myself.
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I dropped off the car at dealer...I re-checked once again, and still leaks (slightly, but still).



I'm getting a little disappointed with how "sensitive" this car is, which is wierd for a car with a track pedigree. I've had a few trips to the dealer due to things I've touched in the car, which NEVER EVER never had happened to me in 40 years.... oil changes, spacers, etc.

oh well
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I had to replace the oil filter housing gasket on my girlfriend's E46 over the weekend because it was leaking (though not very much at all). It's probably a common issue across BMWs that source their gasket from the same manufacturer.
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I had to replace the oil filter housing gasket on my girlfriend's E46 over the weekend because it was leaking (though not very much at all). It's probably a common issue across BMWs that source their gasket from the same manufacturer.


May be a common issue. Some want to attribute it to using a crescent wrench on the oil filter cap -


http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...php?p=13970831

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=723159
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There are only 2 possibilities

1) Bad gasket (not recommended to use the old one since it will be aged and has been disturbed from it's original sealing point).

2) slight imperfection in the machined housing sealing surfaces (may have been damaged during opening or closing).

All I can think of here ... good luck. Do make sure the leak actually comes from the gasket sealed cover and not from some other point of the engine, I am sure you checked that.
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I know on the e92 n54 this was a prevalent problem..the high oil temps would degrade the gasket in the oil filter housing quickly..I had to change mine at 12K miles.

On the M3 I wouldnt have thought this would be an issue as the oil temps run much cooler.
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