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    Cannot unscrew oil filter housing cap - BMW E46

    Sorry guys - been out of town and dealing with a maddening work schedule. Waiting for the 3/8 breaker bar to arrive from amazon, and gather a few more tools before re-attempt. HOPE to try it this weekend and update. Keep rooting for me and the filter housing cap. That's so kind of you guys...
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    Dead rechargeable batteries on cordless drill

    Yeah I should just prob get a new one.... Debating if I REALLY need a drill or just a cordless screwdriver....
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    Cannot unscrew oil filter housing cap - BMW E46

    Good point - I also thought it felt silly and bouncy with the rubber mallet - will use a proper hammer and update after my next attempt. Thanks, Trav
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    Dead rechargeable batteries on cordless drill

    Thanks for the many answers,... Sounds like I should leave them alone and get a new drill....
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    Dead rechargeable batteries on cordless drill

    It's a Hitachi cordless drill and neither battery would recharge. No charging indicator on the in-wall charger. They have been sitting unused for a while. I have seen videos of people charging a dead battery with ANOTHER working battery but in my case BOTH are dead and won't recharge... Can I...
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    Cannot unscrew oil filter housing cap - BMW E46

    Well it's been only 900 miles but several months - I do have the correct oil in it now because I was able to change the oil out. And I really can't PROVE that they were the ones who did it although I know they did. I might take it to them (if i can't get it off) when it's time for regular OC...
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    Cannot unscrew oil filter housing cap - BMW E46

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by JeffKeryk</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Head to HF and get a 1/2# breaker or long ratchet. And a dead blow hammer. You will get it off. He who dies with the most tools wins. All good. If you were near me I would lend a...
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    Cannot unscrew oil filter housing cap - BMW E46

    Will try soon again. I think most of my fear is re: the housing itself. Perhaps I should wait until I have a spare filter cap.... Yeah I need to get some new wrenches of differing lengths - been thinking I need to do that anyway.
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    Cannot unscrew oil filter housing cap - BMW E46

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by JTK</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Is the cap plastic and the housing aluminum? Hopefully so. Worst case the cap will break..</div></div> Correct - it is plastic and housing metal. But i want to "secure" the housing...
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    Cannot unscrew oil filter housing cap - BMW E46

    Thanks for all the advice, really appreciate it. Will try to address some of the things suggested: To all who suggested getting the filter cap socket: <span style="text-decoration: underline"> <span style="font-weight: bold">I Already have been using the 6 point 36mm socket</span></span>...
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    Cannot unscrew oil filter housing cap - BMW E46

    So like I stated in a separate thread, I had my last OC done at the dealer on my 2005 E46 and they put the incorrect oil (0w/30 FE) and I decided to change it myself. (I usually do OCs myself on this car but once in while I do take it to dealer when i have a coupon). This E46 has the oil...
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    Post your latest oil change

    After the dealer put in 0w/30 FE oil (wrong for 2005 E46) i just did a mityvac OC today using Edge 0w/40. Stupid dealer had also OVERTIGHTNENED the oil filler cap and i just could not get it off no matter how hard i tried; didn't wanna damage anything so I just gave up (never had any trouble...
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    Trim Restorer

    WOW That's nice. Guess I am gonna have to try this stuff for my 2010 Escape. The step bars, cowl and the rear bumper pad look like your "before" cowl. <span style="font-weight: bold">Did you "seal" the refreshed area after detailing for extra protection with some wax or some other product...
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    Check Sunroof Drain Tubes periodically

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by super20dan</div><div class="ubbcode-body">this is my first and last car with a sunroof. drain is clogged on one side and requires the wiper cowl to come off to access it. </div></div> Yeah I never WANTED sunroofs either...
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    Facebook Marketplace

    I have bought and sold on FM Market Place. But all transactions were with people I already knew via FB and in person. No experience yet with "non-friend" buyers/sellers... I imagine it's similar to Craigslist.
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