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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 07-19-2011, 02:03 PM
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I would say o ring on the cap. Also, when I buy my filters they come with two rubber washers, and you only need to use one. Are you using both of them on top and bottom of the filter?
my filter came with 2 washers also. and the o-rings im using both of them for the filter, i oiled them up and everything

theres no oil spewing out or anything but if i look closely you can see like 3 of tiny bubbles when the car is reving and those bubbles stay there even on a high rev

maybe i didnt clean out spilled oil from the old filter and or the o ring is bad or not placed correctly

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Old 07-19-2011, 02:11 PM
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I don't understand. The oil filter housing cap only has space for one o-ring. How are you using two?

Every oil filter I've used has come with one large o-ring for the oil filter housing cap, and one copper washer for the drain plug.
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:54 PM
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I don't understand. The oil filter housing cap only has space for one o-ring. How are you using two?

Every oil filter I've used has come with one large o-ring for the oil filter housing cap, and one copper washer for the drain plug.
The filter came with a a big o-ring (for the top of housing) and a tiny one (for the bottom of the bolt)

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Old 07-19-2011, 03:04 PM
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Weird. Regardless, it shouldn't be doing that.
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Your cap appears to be sitting too high. I would suggest trying to put it back on and see if you can place it better in the center, and or remove the rubber washer on the bottom of the oil filter. I only use the one on the top, not the bottom.
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Ok ill do that, only reason why I used the little ring is because I saw that there was one there and since I replaced the big one I might as well do the same for that.

Does it matter what temp the oil is when I try refitting the housing cap?

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Old 07-19-2011, 03:16 PM
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I get one of those small o-rings with my oil filter, too.

The oil cap seats in a certain position, IIRC, so you may just have to turn it for it to seat correctly.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:29 AM
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I get one of those small o-rings with my oil filter, too.

The oil cap seats in a certain position, IIRC, so you may just have to turn it for it to seat correctly.
Really? I just sat it on there. Ill try again later. But I feel like the filter doesn't fit properly though. I got the yellow Mann from pelican.

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Really? I just sat it on there. Ill try again later. But I feel like the filter doesn't fit properly though. I got the yellow Mann from pelican.

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I buy the wix filters, but notice the black ring at the very top and bottom? Those are the two I am referencing... I remove the one from the bottom... Just need the one for the top. If you leave both on, the cap will not fit properly which looks like what is happening with you.

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Old 07-20-2011, 12:26 PM
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I buy the wix filters, but notice the black ring at the very top and bottom? Those are the two I am referencing... I remove the one from the bottom... Just need the one for the top. If you leave both on, the cap will not fit properly which looks like what is happening with you.

Yeah I do have boths rings, ill try that when the car cools down

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Really? I just sat it on there. Ill try again later. But I feel like the filter doesn't fit properly though. I got the yellow Mann from pelican.

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Mann its grat. none filtre go all the way down the housing, Just place it in the housing push it in a bit and place the cap on, remember the o-rings!
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The filter came with a a big o-ring (for the top of housing) and a tiny one (for the bottom of the bolt)

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Are you sure you place the cap o-ring, a new one and put some o-ring oil @ it?
Perhaps it time for a new filter housing cap!
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:07 AM
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I refitted it yesterday morning before going to work, and there was no change. When came home the bubble situation stopped.

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I have an e 36 325i 92' model BMW.
Does anybody out there know if i can put on a 318i radiator? The 318i radiator is diffrent to the 325i.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:38 AM
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Wait a minute.....

If the m50 takes 5w-30......why are we all using different weights?

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Wait a minute.....

If the m50 takes 5w-30......why are we all using different weights?

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Depends on where you live (Climate)


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Oh so 5w-40 is fine then for new England weather? (Hot summers cold winters)

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Lou, I'd run a thicker oil in your car. Especially during this summer when the Midwest has been so hot.
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It didn't help lol

I was ready to buy 15w-40...unless I'm reading it wrong cause 5w-30 is on the bottom end of the thermometer

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Lou, I'd run a thicker oil in your car. Especially during this summer when the Midwest has been so hot.
Karl, Cincinnati is quite a unique place when it comes to weather. I'd be doing 4 oil changes per year if I wanted to change oils.
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I hear you, but that's why I'd go with 0W-40 and call it a day. I grew up in Michigan have relatives in Ohio, so I'm pretty familiar with the weather there (ridiculously cold/long winters, and absurdly hot/humid summers). 30 weight oil is simply too thin.
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I have had no issues


My next change will likely be 0W-40 though. So, you happy now?
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