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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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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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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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Did my oil tonight, glanced at this thread before I proceeded to be sure I wasn't about to miss anything. Thanks again!
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I have a few tips to save you some pain.

If you are using a full synthetic oil, it isn't necessary to warm it up. Remember one its benefits is flowing easily at cold temperatures. I do warm it up a bit, but this is from old habits. Also, you won't burn your hands on unscrewing the drain plug.

Next I always roughly measure the drain amount, so I don't overfill. Of course, if you spill the drain all over the garage floor, you are out of luck!

Get an oil filter cap wrench. The plastic caps are easily distorted using anything else. I knew a guy who used the belt for holding up his pants. LOL!

Always loosen up the oil filter cover to allow air into the engine cavity. The oil will drain better.

You really don't need to wait more than a minute of two for the oil to completely drain. There always be a residual amount of oil that'll remain in the engine even if you did the job in the desert and let it drain for a week.

And here is one of the most interesting things about synthetic oil. If you are using a non-synthetic oil, the oil will drain to a much greater extent than a synthetic. In fact, to the point you'll get a dry drain. Synthetic oil has an interesting property due to its molecular shape. You won't get a dry drain, since the oil will tenaciously cling to metal surfaces. This characteristic is why I use it in old cars I keep in storage.
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