If you feel the need to periodically replace that o-ring, Max BMW will ship it to your door but as stated, it is not necessary to swap it out on every change. Just don't over-tighten those bolts thinking you are making the seal tighter.Does anyone have a cross reference list for the 88mm x 3mm "O" Ring on the oil filter plate? The closest BMW dealer isn't close at all and if I go into a UJM dealer or auto parts store and ask for one by size I usually just get a lost/confused look.
If you have a drip then I see your dilemma. No shops south of town? I guess I am lucky having both the Northside shops fairly close. Marietta would be closest to you I expect. Not terribly convenient. Good luck with the re-torque.I don't always change it either. But I just changed the oil and it's got a drip. If I'm going to pull the plate back off it doesn't make sense NOT to replace the "O" ring. I'll try loosening and re-torquing the plate first. I'd rather not have to drain the clean oil.
Yeah, I know there are lots of sources where I could get them by mail, but it also doesn't make sense to pay near as much for shipping as the part costs if I can just drive a mile and walk into a store.
Bummer. At $3.12 each, buy 2 if they have then and keep a spare Something I should also have on hand but I don't. I think I did replace it on my first oil change 4 years ago so not all that old.jzeiler - while I knew you were most likely right and I was in denial, I was hoping I wouldn't have to drain the oil again. But I also know "O" rings get hard and flat with age. This my second oil change since I got the bike. I don't know when the ring was changed last.
So, I did drain the oil. Cleaned the surfaces, put the oil back in - and I've still got a drip. Gotta call then make the drive to the dealer when they open tomorrow