oil leak around the oil filter , . on 1999 BMW 540i

oil leak all the time around the oil filter

by in Covington, GA on April 19, 2010
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2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by , April 19, 2010
Check your filter for tightness and if that doesn't fix, replace it and do an oil change because if the oil filter is overtightened it can damage the rubber seal.
COMMENT by , April 19, 2010
1999 bmw 540i oil leak aruond the filter
COMMENT by , December 02, 2010
my bmw has the same problem when i turn it on the oil leaks around the filter container but when it's warm the leaking disappears 540ibmw 1998 any help thanks ,,constelacion
ANSWER by , March 18, 2014
You must replace the rubber seal in the cap every time you replace the filter. It will harden and flatten over time. No amount of tightening will fix this. The rubber seal (large O-ring) is located just above the threads on the plastic cap, if it's not obvious (already flattened).