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Old 11-14-2003, 12:28 PM
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Oil filter question

A friend at work gave me an unneeded oil filter (he was a previous 325i owner). It's a MANN 'HU 925/3x'.

Does this filter fit a 2003 525i? It seems that it would since the engine is the same.

What filters are the rest of you using?
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Old 11-14-2003, 01:01 PM
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I think the 925/3x is for all M52TU and M54 engines that have the plastic filter canister lid. That means it should work on a late E39.
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Old 11-14-2003, 01:46 PM
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Easy enough to check:

Using a 36 mm socket (or anything else that will work), remove the oil filter from your engine and compare them.

Chris
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