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post #11 of 13 Old 14th February 2017, 07:05 PM
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There are 2 drain plugs on 08+ car on the oil pan. One at the back (just like on 06 cars) and one at the front of the pan under the vanos pump.

Oil filter housing has another drain.
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Does anyone know the thread size for the filter housing plug?
I thought thread size was the same 12x1.5 as pan drain plug, but they have different part numbers' perhaps due to head being smaller to fit into filter housing recess.

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There are 2 drain plugs on 08+ car on the oil pan. One at the back (just like on 06 cars) and one at the front of the pan under the vanos pump.

Oil filter housing has another drain.
Yeah mine's a late 07 motor and I have fumoto valves on both. I was thinking of adding one on the filter housing to ease up on the mess when changing oil and to make it easy to take a sample during the middle of an oil change cycle.

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I thought thread size was the same 12x1.5 as pan drain plug, but they have different part numbers' perhaps due to head being smaller to fit into filter housing recess.
Makes sense...if anyone has the filter housing off could they see if the oil drain plug might begin to thread in?
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