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Old 07-16-2009, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by conzbmw View Post
thanks for the input guys.

Back in March I had a slight oil filter housing leak that stopped when the spring hit. Am I at any risk of triggering this problem by using the Mityvac. I read on a 325i DIY on this that you should check the oil filter housing once you've refilled the engine with oil.
You don't need to check the filter housing, though you should circle back and check the oil level after the motor has run. Swap the filter, close the housing, put in the right amount of oil (~6-6.5qts), check for a good level. Run the motor then let it sit a few minutes, check the level again and top off if needed.

These filter housings don't need to be burped like the one on my old 535 did. That was messy once. Quick learning curve......
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