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      04-08-2017, 07:37 PM   #1
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DIY N55 Oil Filter Housing Gasket

It seems like this is a frequently requested procedure so I've decided to compile the attached PDF from ISTAD Rheingold documents for reference purposes.

It includes the following:
  • ETK parts diagram
  • BMW KSD labor estimates
  • BMW KSD procedure summary
  • BMW ISTAD Rheingold procedures
  • Required torque specifications
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      04-12-2017, 06:44 AM   #2
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Nice. I personally chose to drain my oil after doing the gasket, so that if any coolant happened to drip into my oil, it would hopefully be drained out.
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I performed this procedure last two days on my F30. Not for the faint of heart. I used the Bentley manual. Pretty involved operation, due to that one bolt just right underneath the intake manifold. This required loosening the manifold and lifting it 2 inches up so I could remove the bolt. Also required oil drained, and coolant drained, fan shroud removal (another pain in the ass - it doesn't go straight up!). The oil cleanup work was not fun. I had to replace the AC belt too. So word to the wise - when you smell burnt oil; take a look under the hood right away!
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Just completed this DIY. Its pretty easy but it gets messy. Definitely lost some oil and coolant down onto the belly pan and onto the floor. Cleaned up what I could.

I am wondering if it would be wise to swap out my serpentine belt since some oil did get on it from the swap. I cleaned up what I could but its a tight squeeze.

Also, do i need to change out the oil before driving it again in case of contamination during the swap? I don't think any coolant go into the oil or vice versa, but you never know. If a little bit of cross contamination happened would it be detrimental?
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got picture? my belt was drenched from the leak. 10 minute procedure anyway and belt was inexpensive.
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got picture? my belt was drenched from the leak. 10 minute procedure anyway and belt was inexpensive.
picture of belt? I wiped it pretty clean, it wasnt drenched but nonethless it got hit. Ill probably remove the belt since its $30. also going to drain oil before i put many miles on it.
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