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Joined: Feb 11 2018
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Hi guys,

Just been reading rave regarding removing the starter on the BMW diesel lump.
Does anyone know if it can be removed without removing the the dipstick tube?

I'm planning on being in there on saturday to change a couple of coolant hoses as they have gone soft. It involves removing the manifold so plenty of space.

Cheers guys

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Joined: Jan 16 2016
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Don't know for sure as I have a later model with no dipstick.
I do however have an old dipstick in my shed that at one time I planned on fitting then changed my mind.
There is a screw fitting on the end of the tube that simply unscrews from the block. Not a big job if you do have to unscrew it.

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Joined: Feb 11 2018
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Cheers Dave,

Found a video on YouTube removing it with only mounting bolts and wires disconnected. So plenty space with manifold off.

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Got it done today. Quite easy with the manifold off.
It was quite handy as I was also changing a u shaped coolant pipe that sits at the back of the engine and needed starter out of way to get at clamps.

Quite a productive day.