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Old 05-11-2014, 05:00 PM
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What is it?

New to the Bimmer experience so maybe someone can tell me what is the item in the centre of the pic with the black screw like cap. 2011 323i.
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:20 PM
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:29 PM
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Asked and answered. Thank you. Would not have guessed that. My experience has been the oil filter is located in the lower engine area. But as I stated, new to the bmw experience and on a learning curve.
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:31 PM
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Easiest oil filter change going. There's a special wrench for the cap, but you can often get it off with hand pressure alone.
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oil filter cap

undo this and you see the oil filter inside

either with special tool or your hand with steroids
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When you reinstall the cap there is no need to make it anything other than snug. It seals by virtue of an o-ring which mates with the wall of the canister and its sealing ability has nothing to do with tightness of the cap. You should get a new 0-ring seal and a drain plug gasket in the box. BMW's part number is 11 42 7 566 327 for use with the N54 335i engine.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:11 AM
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Asked and answered. Thank you. Would not have guessed that. My experience has been the oil filter is located in the lower engine area. But as I stated, new to the bmw experience and on a learning curve.
Haha I had the exact opposite experience.

I got used to changing oil filters on top and when I went to change oil on my sister's VW, the filter was on the bottom. Took me a while to figure that out haha. And also you needed to drain the filter housing before removing the filter.

BMW oil filer is much easier
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