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Old 11-04-2010, 05:42 PM   #1
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i am looking for a oil filter wrench for m44, bmw dealers dont sell it

my engine is m44, it needs a oil filter wrench to remove the oil filter cap, but bmw dealers dont sell it for me. where can i get it.
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:13 PM   #2
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You dont need an oil filter wrench to remove the cap. You use a regular wrench or a ratchet and remove the screw that holds the cap in place. I think its either 12mm or 14mm. Cant remember.
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:08 AM   #3
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that's my oil filter looks like. how can i "use a regular wrench or a ratchet and remove the screw that holds the cap in place" ?
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:09 AM   #4
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where is the screw that holds the cap in place?
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:09 AM   #5
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you need a plastic cap that attaches to the socket that fits over the plastic cover
try part source or napa
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:57 PM   #6
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Use an oil filter wrench that'll grab the circumference of the housing.
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Old 11-06-2010, 01:04 AM   #7
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Use an oil filter wrench that'll grab the circumference of the housing.
thanks, i know, but bmw dealers dont sell it to me.
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Old 11-06-2010, 01:26 AM   #8
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you need a plastic cap that attaches to the socket that fits over the plastic cover
try part source or napa
i think the plastic cap that you said is called oil filter wrench. i bought one from part source. it didnt help.
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Old 11-06-2010, 03:42 PM   #9
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All you need is a regular band oil filter wrench.
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Old 11-07-2010, 12:32 AM   #10
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All you need is a regular band oil filter wrench.
any more information? how's the regular band oil filter wrench looks like?
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Old 11-07-2010, 12:12 PM   #11
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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=oil+filter+band+wrench
then look under images.
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:29 PM   #12
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i tried today, the regular band oil filter wrench didnt help. it was too big, i dont have room to finish the job.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:33 PM   #13
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i went through this a few days ago - had to take off the intake and after 10 mins of playing around with the oil filter wrench and channel locks i managed to get it out.
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:51 PM   #14
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http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....re&dir=catalog

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Old 11-18-2010, 01:58 PM   #15
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Listen, i hate to sound mean, but if you're really having this much difficulty doing an oil change, take it to jiffy lube?
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