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Old 12-20-2014, 01:01 PM
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Mein Auto: '09 750i
Unhappy Stripped Oil Filter Housing Hex...

Whomever last changed the oil on this car, waaaay overtightened the drain plug and filter housing. No way 22-24mn torque. So, replaced the oil, not the filter. Put in 7 quarts just to be safe, and after what seemed like forever, oil measured right at the max line. Did it twice to be sure.

Since this is my first BMW, my question is: does the filter housing 6mm bolt need to come off, or does the entire filter housing screw out? My guess is that 6mm hex has got to come out to then allow the filter housing to screw out, right?

Also, any ideas how to remove said stripped hex?


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