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E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:03 PM
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Changing my oil Help

Ok so i drain my oil already on my bmw z3 97 1.9 and i cant get the oil filter open. dont have a oil filter wrench, cant get a screw driver in there and to tight for my hands any suggestions.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:10 PM
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Drive to Autozone or Pepboys and get an oil filter wrench.

They are on too tight to do by hand.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:37 PM
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Unlike most cars, you can still go ahead and complete the oil change and then change the filter at a later date. Since the filter is on top, you won't lose any oil doing it after you get your filter wrench. Wrench is 14 fluted, 74mm. It is the same size as the filter cap wrench for my Toyota V6 3.4L engine if that helps.

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Old 01-16-2012, 03:33 PM
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thanks for the advice. I got my friend to drive me to buy a filter wrench thanks guys.
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