Tired of Replacing BMW Oil Filter Housing Gaskets? New Viton Gasket Solves the Problem, OFHG
A common oil leak on late model BMW 6-cylinder engines is the small gasket between the oil filter housing and the engine block, known as the oil filter housing gasket (or, OFHG). The oil filter housing is the large aluminum casting that houses the oil filter and also mounts the alternator and the power steering pump. This issue apples to the M50, M52, M52TU, M54, M56, S50, S52 and S54 6-cylinder engines from the early ’90s through the late ’00s. With this noted, the most common models for leakage are the M52TU and M54 versions. On these engines, it’s not a question of IF the gasket will leak, but WHEN. The cure is to remove the housing and replace the gasket. And, once the work has been done to replace the gasket, it’s not uncommon for it to begin leaking again. Of course, this can be rather frustrating. While the gasket is only a few dollars, the labor to replace it is not inconsequential.
Knowing the problems with the standard replacement gaskets, BavAuto has worked with our suppliers to develop a new long-life oil filter housing gasket that is made from Dupont’s high-tech Viton material. Viton is far more resistant to the heat and chemicals associated with the oil filter housing gasket. Installing the BavAuto Viton gasket means this will be the LAST time you perform this task.
Click below for Viton Oil Filter Housing Gasket: