Welcome to ZRoadster.org - BMW Z1 Z4 Z8 Z3 Forum and Technical Database

If you want to join in with the discussion, and see the areas which are available only to members then sign up now!

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

36mm Oil filter socket

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by Cooper, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. Cooper

    Cooper Zorg Guru (IV)
    Supporter Australian Zeds

    Apr 17, 2014
    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    Hobart Tasmania Australia
    Model of Z:
    3.0i 2001
    Hi, does anyone in Tasmania Australia have a 36mm socket/filter removal socket I can borrow to remove the oil filter on my 2.2i?

    Alternatively, can I use my own adjustable wrench to remove it without damaging it?

    I really don't want to spend $20 for a tool I will hardly ever use [well, it gives me time to hunt around for a cheaper one!] I have to order one in as I cannot seem to find one here.

    #1 Cooper, Jul 23, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2014
  2. lightning

    lightning Zorg Legend

    Jul 2, 2014
    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    I used a pair of water pump pliers to remove mine. I put a cloth around the housing to prevent marking it.
    But you really should use the correct tool. My local car spares outlet sold me a "BMW 36mm oil filter socket" made by Lazer tools for about UK £10
    • Like Like x 2
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1