Oil Filter Housing Gasket - E34, E36, E39, E46, E53, E60, Z3, Z4

This is the replacement for the troublesome oil filter profile gasket on the M50, S50US, M52, S52, M52TU, M54, and S54 engines. The housing is separate from the engine block and in between there is this small profile gasket. The gasket shrinks over time which allows oil to seep out. In our own service shop, it's one of the most common service jobs we perform.

One of the other common leak points is the VANOS oil line and its seals. Since the line comes out with the oil filter housing anyway you might as well replace the line itself or at least the seals.

On S54 engines (E46 M3, MZ3, Z4 M) there is a flanged head bolt going into the cylinder head, behind the thermostat cover. This holds the left side timing chain guide rail in place and if it's loose or falls out you could have a very serious engine failure to deal with. Make sure to check this bolt while you're replacing the oil filter housing seal. You only need to make sure it's tight. But if it's come loose you may want to replace the seal ring and use a small touch of oil-resistant thread sealer.

This item fits the following BMWs:
1992-1999 E36 BMW 323is 323ic 325i 325is 325ic 328i 328is 328ic M3
1999-2006 E46 BMW 323i 323ci 325i 325ci 325xi 328i 328ci 330i 330ci 330xi M3
1991-1995 E34 BMW 525i
1997-2003 E39 BMW 525i 528i 530i
2004-2005 E60 BMW 525i 525xi 530i 530xi
2004-2005 E83 BMW X3 2.5i X3 3.0i
2000-2006 E53 BMW X5 3.0i
1997-2002 Z3 BMW Z3 2.3 Z3 2.5i Z3 2.8 Z3 3.0i M Roadster M Coupe
2003-2005 E85 BMW Z4 2.5i Z4 3.0i
2006-2008 E85 BMW Z4 M Roadster M Coupe
T#: 12443 | Part#: 11421719855
3.95 $3.95
Oil Filter Housing Gasket - E34, E36, E39, E46, E53, E60, Z3, Z4