The Book Labor Hours is 3 hours. As far as I can tell would require removing the valve cover, water pump, and drive pulley at a minimum. Remove the bottom plastic shield for a few weeks Phillips screws. My mechanic Advantage Certified in Manassas , said it wasn't leaking too badly, and that it could wait, if I didn't want to pay for it right now. Your leaking oil filter housing gasket has been bothering you for months. May 4, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Remove the fan shroud and alternator to get better access. If you're using a debit card we suggest you switch to a credit card.
If I attempt the repair, I will take pictures if possible as I see many people have the same issue of little to no information on the engine side of the oil lines. This information is only a summary. Over time these rubber mounts can break and they are replaceable items. I took the opportunity to clean mine out while I was there. The plug is not facing downwards so oil will shoot out towards the passenger side. I checked underneath the car again and found a drop or two is at the back of the engine near the transmission so I'm not really sure it is the oil filter housing.
You will be credited for your original invoice amount, less any discounts received. Please use good judgment and be safe when working on automobiles and using tools. I did figure out a trick or two that made it pretty simple once I figured it out. The car is a 2000 528i. Pelican Parts is not responsible for any typographical errors contained within the site. The housing is rubber mounted to the body of the car.
Waiting eagerly your reply Jukka Miettunen Kemi, Finland January 7, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: What year and model vehicle? How might it have happened or what could I do to avoid it in the future? My computer skills are somewhat limited but I'll link the video which shows thw position of the hoses on the engine side. But you needn't rush on my account. I did check the dowel pins and they looked fine. Usually only see this is the hoses were bent or damaged from an impact. My mechanic Advantage Certified in Manassas , said it wasn't leaking too badly, and that it could wait, if I didn't want to pay for it right now.
They are designed for modern high-performance oils and can stand up to even the most demanding technical challenges. Is the feed pipe for the alt not the small round pipe coming out of the air filter box unfiltered side its sits on top of the main supply pipe to the filter, if it is it wont take much to make a round tight mesh very similar to that of a insect screen you seen on doors and windows in hot countries that we could insert into the pipe right at the connection to the air filter box this would also make it very easy to clean rather than taking the alt off the car. I would suggest you grab a repair manual, you should own one. Thanks for your input on this! May 4, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I recall the hoses mounting to the alternator bracket, but it has been quite a while since I did one. Can you tell how to remove the oil line from the engine side? The profile gasket will be shot.
They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. Pelican Parts is not associated with Porsche Cars North America in any manner, except for a mutual appreciation and love of the cars. Now Permatex is a bear to get off if I have to remove this again but I think it was worth a shot. But why would he think you need the whole housing? Probably doesn't shave much actual time off the job, but definitely more room to work on it. February 26, 2019 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You will have to remove all accessories on left side of engine, then access the hoses. It could be any one or a combo of all three.
Doesn't sound right, any way you look at it. With those out you should have access. Feel free to stop by and say hello! If your car has a long list of deferred maintenance, and you can afford it, I would highly recommend adding some maintenance items along with this job so you can avoid tearing everything apart again in the short term. Could you be a bit more specific about where the low pressure return pipe attaches to the engine. It is important to use a quality oil filter as it is working to keep contaminates such as carbon out of your engine, and it should be swapped at every oil change. Doesn't sound right, any way you look at it. February 26, 2019 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the Info.
I'm an engineer to, electrical but with a strong systems and mechanical background. I put one quart of oil into the oil filter housing and the rest into the engine. I use my for its large capacity and spout. We don't currently have that tech article. I read about a common problem with the M52 engine is a leak from the oil filter housing. It is also possible they didn't heat treat this aluminum properly and it had built up stresses that relieved over time to cause the warping.
I had an oil leak recently and replaced the valve cover gasket. Oil lines bring high pressure oil to the housing to get filtered. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. I am still seeing a leak, but also noticed that it has trouble idling in cold starts, but once the engine warms up, it runs fine. I did figure out a trick or two that made it pretty simple once I figured it out. I took it off and checked it again and same issue when I placed it back on.