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      10-18-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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Oil Filter

Does anyone know if the oil filter is the same for the 2.0 and the 3.0? If not can someone give me a part number and brand for the 2.0? The help is much appreciated.
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They are different.


328i filter kit part # is: 11427640862
http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...34&hg=11&fg=30


335i filter kit part # is: 11427566327
http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...65&hg=11&fg=30
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      11-20-2012, 01:58 AM   #3
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They are different.


328i filter kit part # is: 11427640862
http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...34&hg=11&fg=30


335i filter kit part # is: 11427566327
http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...65&hg=11&fg=30
thanks for the diagram. I'm a first time BMW owner to be. For the 328i, does the element "11427640862" have to be removed by unscrewing the cover? (part 11427525334)

Is it the element that needs to be replaced?

On most cars, I'm used to seeing just one big cannister. You remove the entire canister & replace it with a new one and throw away the old oil filter cannister. I've never had to disassemble the cannister itself to change the filter.

Am i reading the diagram correctly?
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thanks for the diagram. I'm a first time BMW owner to be. For the 328i, does the element "11427640862" have to be removed by unscrewing the cover? (part 11427525334)

Is it the element that needs to be replaced?

On most cars, I'm used to seeing just one big cannister. You remove the entire canister & replace it with a new one and throw away the old oil filter cannister. I've never had to disassemble the cannister itself to change the filter.

Am i reading the diagram correctly?
Remove the cartridge and filter from the filter housing
Pull the filter out of the cartridge
Change the o-rings with the ones supplied
Push the new filter in the same way the old came out
Put a bit of oil on the large black o-ring at the top
Re-install cartridge into Filter housing, torque and voila!
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      11-20-2012, 07:28 PM   #5
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Remove the cartridge and filter from the filter housing
Pull the filter out of the cartridge
Change the o-rings with the ones supplied
Push the new filter in the same way the old came out
Put a bit of oil on the large black o-ring at the top
Re-install cartridge into Filter housing, torque and voila!

I am planning on doing this early after 4000kms when the car is new. So there will potentially be lots of metal filings dripping out of the filter as I remove it or at the bottom of the housing. Any tips to mop these up?

I change the oil when the engine is warm, so I suppose to let the engine oil cool down a bit before attempting the procedure

Thanks!
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Is the drain plug reusable once unscrewed?
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