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Old 11-15-2012, 08:01 PM
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Ill say the alternator does NOT have to be removed on the N52 engine.
Replace the oil filter housing gasket and the oil cooler gasket at the same time.
To get all the bolts off of the actual filter housing it's easiest to unbolt the intake manifold and slide it back to access that lower torx bolt next to the alternator.
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