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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 12-04-2012, 06:37 PM
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Washer in oil filter housing center tube

Recently discovered the washer from the oil filter housing bolt was down the center tube of the housing. Well trying to retrieve it moved our of sight. Can someone please kettle me know where the center tube leads to? Also what are my options to retrieve the washer?
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:42 PM
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maybe a magnet on a telescoping handle might work...






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Old 12-05-2012, 08:12 PM
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I did the same thing. A magnet pulled mine right out. The tube down there is pretty narrow so I doubt anything actually made it down there.
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