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      05-13-2016, 11:33 PM   #1
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Oil Filter Housing Gasket

Hi. I was wondering if anyone has the link or can provide a DIY to changing the oil filter housing gasket on our S65 engines. A lot of guides provide the DIY for N54 and N55 engines but can't seem to find one for our S65 engine. Thanks!
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      05-14-2016, 12:59 PM   #2
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Man, I can't believe BMW hasn't addressed this issue yet and put in a gasket made out of longer lasting material.
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Man, I can't believe BMW hasn't addressed this issue yet and put in a gasket made out of longer lasting material.
Mine have always lasted the 15k. Am I doing something right here?
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Mine have always lasted the 15k. Am I doing something right here?
It better last a whole lot longer than that if it's the gasket I'm thinking of.

This is the gasket that is between the block and the oil filter housing/assembly (not the filter itself, but the big chunk of aluminum that the filter sits in).
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Yes between the block and housing.
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What da fuq. I haven't had to replace this (yet) and I've got the car to almost 60k.
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For starters, looks like you have to remove the intake assembly, adjacent pulleys and belts, coolant hose that connects to the water pump

then radiator fan for more working space, then the oil lines that bolt onto the housing
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For starters, looks like you have to remove the intake assembly, adjacent pulleys and belts, coolant hose that connects to the water pump

then radiator fan for more working space, then the oil lines that bolt onto the housing
Looks like a lot of work to replace that gasket.
I have not changed mine since new, 40,000 miles on the clock.
Is it really necessary to do it?
What are the symptoms when it goes bad? Oil leak i would assume...
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Yes. Oil leak. I have 65k on mine.
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For starters, looks like you have to remove the intake assembly, adjacent pulleys and belts, coolant hose that connects to the water pump

then radiator fan for more working space, then the oil lines that bolt onto the housing
Looks like a lot of work to replace that gasket.
I have not changed mine since new, 40,000 miles on the clock.
Is it really necessary to do it?
What are the symptoms when it goes bad? Oil leak i would assume...
Just oil leak, its a common issue with the e46. The gasket was 5 bucks but the labor to do it was around 5? Hrs. I DIY'd it back then.
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Just oil leak, its a common issue with the e46. The gasket was 5 bucks but the labor to do it was around 5? Hrs. I DIY'd it back then.
On my 2005 X5, it's about 15 hours of work iirc to do this. Old gaskets come out hard as a rock...

I wish there was an aftermarket alternative.
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Yes old gaskets came out rock hard. Gasket was 15$ and took about 1.5 hours labor. Not too bad but yes annoying
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