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Rafolian
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Oil filters.

Post by Rafolian » Wed 11 Feb, 2015 08:40

Hola all!
Have just bought a Mann oil filter for my 2.8 from my local motor factors and remember reading on here about they should come with small O rings? Mine only came with a copper sump plug washer. Do I really need to renew these O rings, and if so can I buy them separately? The filter cost 11 euros.
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Southernboy
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Re: Oil filters.

Post by Southernboy » Wed 11 Feb, 2015 09:09

....common problem we have here too.... I buy a really good brand of filters (not OEM) ...they only include the large O ring for the cap and a copper washer for the sump...I don't use the copper washer because it's too hard and doesn't adapt to the sump bolt shape like the OEM aluminium washer. The small O ring is available from BMW or a reputable O ring supplier.
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Del
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Re: Oil filters.

Post by Del » Wed 11 Feb, 2015 10:02

This is odd, (I believe you guys as I have seen other similar posts in the past for the larger engines) because whenever I buy an oil filter in the UK for my 1.9 M44, it has always contained a plastic packet containing all 3 o-rings and a copper sump washer. I typically buy either Mann of Hengst. I suspect there is no need to change the two small o-rings at every oil change though - I would guess that every other one is more than sufficient.

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Davejue1
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Re: Oil filters.

Post by Davejue1 » Wed 11 Feb, 2015 11:01

I've just purchased a K and N pro series oil filter. Came with the large rubber ring and the small ones as well. :)
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Jonco
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Re: Oil filters.

Post by Jonco » Wed 11 Feb, 2015 20:13

Del wrote:This is odd, ......... because whenever I buy an oil filter in the UK for my 1.9 M44, it has always contained a plastic packet containing all 3 o-rings and a copper sump washer. I typically buy either Mann of Hengst.
Agree - Mann filters usually include small O rings

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Mint
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Re: Oil filters.

Post by Mint » Wed 11 Feb, 2015 21:09

Just bought a Mann filter for my 2.2. It came with the large rubber ring and the sump washer but no small 'o' rings.
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Jonco
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Re: Oil filters.

Post by Jonco » Wed 11 Feb, 2015 21:13

Mint wrote:Just bought a Mann filter for my 2.2. It came with the large rubber ring and the sump washer but no small 'o' rings.
Sounds like a change in policy - I'm about to order some thro' EuroParts - thanks for info. Will now definitely check beforehand.

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Mint
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Re: Oil filters.

Post by Mint » Wed 11 Feb, 2015 21:20

Jonco wrote:
Mint wrote:Just bought a Mann filter for my 2.2. It came with the large rubber ring and the sump washer but no small 'o' rings.
Sounds like a change in policy - I'm about to order some thro' EuroParts - thanks for info. Will now definitely check beforehand.
Got mine from Carpart4less but I think they are the same as EuroCarParts. Certainly their websites are very very similar with same pricing.
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Re: Oil filters.

Post by Jonco » Wed 11 Feb, 2015 21:32

Diagram on EuroCarParts does show the small O rings for the 1.9 mann filter - no guarantee they're included though

http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/BMW_Z ... f81&000231

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Mint
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Re: Oil filters.

Post by Mint » Wed 11 Feb, 2015 21:36

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Re: Oil filters.

Post by Del » Wed 11 Feb, 2015 22:09

This is weird, as I suspected, it seems the aftermarket oil filter makers just provide the full set of O-rings for the 1.9 engines :shrug

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Re: Oil filters.

Post by Fender2004 » Thu 12 Feb, 2015 09:58

Bought my oil filter from the dealers, even they don't supply the small O rings with the filter, they have to be ordered separately.
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