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      08-28-2012, 03:51 PM   #23
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Thank you! This was very helpful.
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      02-06-2013, 03:28 PM   #24
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I know this is probably going to sound stupid as hell; but how do you get the oil filler cap off? I keep twisting and it wont come off... It looks as if there is a tab on the cap but I don't want to break it...
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I know this is probably going to sound stupid as hell; but how do you get the oil filler cap off? I keep twisting and it wont come off... It looks as if there is a tab on the cap but I don't want to break it...
No tab, should be just like opening a bottle. Anti clockwise
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Ok, That's what my service adviser said. I just seems to keep spinning and not coming off.
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Ok, That's what my service adviser said. I just seems to keep spinning and not coming off.
Try pushing down or lifting up while unscrewing
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      02-07-2013, 12:48 PM   #28
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Wait, your 2010 is n55? I thought 2011 started n55.
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Wait, your 2010 is n55? I thought 2011 started n55.
No, May 2010 is when N55s started
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No, May 2010 is when N55s started
Oh! Awesome! I didn't know that!
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I know this is probably going to sound stupid as hell; but how do you get the oil filler cap off? I keep twisting and it wont come off... It looks as if there is a tab on the cap but I don't want to break it...
The oil filter cartridge just snaps onto the oil filter cap. Its normal for it to spin on the cap. First i drain the engine oil from the pan. Then I crack open the filter cap(but don't remove it!)... I let the oil level drain from the filter housing. Then I remove the oil filter cap and cartridge and remove it on a work bench lined with paper towels. Just pull off the old cartridge and replace the large and small oil filter cap O-rings. Snap a new cartridge on and your good to go. I use a old turkey baster to suck out the small amount of old oil from inside the filter housing.


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The oil filter cartridge just snaps onto the oil filter cap. Its normal for it to spin on the cap. First i drain the engine oil from the pan. Then I crack open the filter cap(but don't remove it!)... I let the oil level drain from the filter housing. Then I remove the oil filter cap and cartridge and remove it on a work bench lined with paper towels. Just pull off the old cartridge and replace the large and small oil filter cap O-rings. Snap a new cartridge on and your good to go. I use a old turkey baster to suck out the small amount of old oil from inside the filter housing.


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Dackel, I think he is having problems with the cap on the engine cover where you top-up the oil
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Dackel, I think he is having problems with the cap on the engine cover where you top-up the oil
Oops! I was realy tired when I replied. The oil filler cap just rotates 90' degrees, counter clock-wise to open it.
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      04-22-2014, 09:02 PM   #34
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for those that don't want to mess with filter spanner, this filter cap works great and its a perfect fit, you'll need 86mm



you can get it on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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      04-23-2014, 08:46 AM   #35
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The one I use is similar and made for bmws and is similar in price, $20. It is Bavarian Auto's part number 05348.
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      09-13-2014, 09:10 PM   #36
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I did this oil change today, pretty straight forward and simple. Thanks for the post, helped me gain some confidence and saved me some time to do this!
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      09-28-2014, 01:36 PM   #37
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Awesome, I'll follow these when I do my own oil change.
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