BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-22-2008, 07:03 PM   #23
malves85
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives:
Join Date: Feb 2008

Posts: 255
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to malves85
Very nice video. Im sad to say ive never actually seen someone change oil on a car before. seeing its easier then i thought i might change the oil myself every 3 or 5k miles and just take it to bmw for the routine 15k.
Thanks for the video!
malves85 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-22-2008, 07:06 PM   #24
Mad Dragon
.
 
Mad Dragon's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 GTI
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: MD

Posts: 932
iTrader: (0)

Before you ruin your filter housing, you need to buy one of these:
Attached Images
 
Mad Dragon is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-22-2008, 07:36 PM   #25
Robert
Major General
 
Drives: 135i, current is350
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Socal

Posts: 6,895
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Dragon View Post
Before you ruin your filter housing, you need to buy one of these:
N52 and N54 share the same oil cap?
__________________
- There's nothing in my pocket other than knives and lint
Robert is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-22-2008, 07:43 PM   #26
Mad Dragon
.
 
Mad Dragon's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 GTI
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: MD

Posts: 932
iTrader: (0)

Yes.

The price on Centernet is $17.75, but that's probably dealer cost. I forget what I paid for mine, but I can guarantee it's a lot cheaper than a new filter cap.

You'll need a 27mm socket, too.
Mad Dragon is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-22-2008, 07:44 PM   #27
malves85
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives:
Join Date: Feb 2008

Posts: 255
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to malves85
If someone is up to it can you make a complete list of everything a total beginer like myself will need to do an oil change at home.
From the video I got:
7 quarts of bmw synthetic oil
Oil filter
Oil catch pan
Oil filter pliers
17mm wrench
malves85 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-22-2008, 07:50 PM   #28
Strongbark
Brigadier General
 
Strongbark's Avatar
 
Drives: 2015 M4 on order
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Earth

Posts: 3,626
iTrader: (1)

Thanks and nice garage flooring. That's another thing on my "to do" list!
Strongbark is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      04-22-2008, 08:11 PM   #29
Bizall
Captain
 
Bizall's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 BMW 335i Sedan
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX

Posts: 807
iTrader: (0)

Nice vid/write-up.
__________________
2014 BMW 335i M-Sport
JB4/BMS Intake/40% E85 on Map 7
12.49@113mph(Spinning on Continental DWS All-seasons)
Bizall is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-22-2008, 09:57 PM   #30
JohnL135I
Donkey Kong King
 
JohnL135I's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Boss 302
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Sahuarita, AZ

Posts: 1,129
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by malves85 View Post
If someone is up to it can you make a complete list of everything a total beginer like myself will need to do an oil change at home.
From the video I got:
7 quarts of bmw synthetic oil
Oil filter
Oil catch pan
Oil filter pliers
17mm wrench
You'll need either a jack with a couple jack stands (safety), or a couple ramps. Next you'll need some rags and some gloves for your hands. And you'll need a funnel for your oil when pouring into the engine.
JohnL135I is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-23-2008, 12:06 AM   #31
Robert
Major General
 
Drives: 135i, current is350
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Socal

Posts: 6,895
iTrader: (1)

Can someone comment on my question whether it has to be BMW oil?
__________________
- There's nothing in my pocket other than knives and lint
Robert is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-23-2008, 12:11 AM   #32
JohnL135I
Donkey Kong King
 
JohnL135I's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Boss 302
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Sahuarita, AZ

Posts: 1,129
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by robert View Post
Can someone comment on my question whether it has to be BMW oil?
No, it does not have to be bmw specific oil. I believe the owners manual also recommends Mobil 1 and Castro Synthetic.
JohnL135I is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-23-2008, 12:39 AM   #33
ichiban
Colonel
 
ichiban's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 135i
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA

Posts: 2,012
iTrader: (2)

is it okay to switch between mobil 1 and bmw synthetic?
ichiban is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-23-2008, 12:43 AM   #34
Mystiqueskillz
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2007 Honda S2000
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Newark, CA

Posts: 245
iTrader: (0)

WOW the filter for the 135i is a lot different compared to other cars.
Mystiqueskillz is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-23-2008, 12:51 AM   #35
JohnL135I
Donkey Kong King
 
JohnL135I's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Boss 302
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Sahuarita, AZ

Posts: 1,129
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ichiban View Post
is it okay to switch between mobil 1 and bmw synthetic?
shouldn't be an issue, I believe Mobil 1 says is compatible with all conventional and synthetic oils on the market.
JohnL135I is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-23-2008, 02:00 PM   #36
mad chemist
First Lieutenant
 
mad chemist's Avatar
 
Drives: F82 M4
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South East

Posts: 344
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnL135I View Post
Mad Chemist-
I actually used an extra plastic floor tile between the jack and the plastic jack point on the car. After the job I actually had an impression on the plastic floor tile of the plastic jack point. However, I had no damage to the jack point on the car. I suppose using some wood would work also. The bad thing, is there is not a whole lot of clearance between the jack point on the car and the jack when its completly lowered.

Cheers...:headbang:
Thanks John,

I have just bought a proper neoprene jack pad from Seally Tools in the UK. Hopefully this will do the job.

BTW, I also had hardly any clearence between the jack and the jack cup on the car when I first attempted a lift!.

Cheers,

Mad Chemist.
mad chemist is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      04-23-2008, 11:09 PM   #37
SlickShift
Major
 
SlickShift's Avatar
 
Drives: '06 Z4MR
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Tampa, FL

Posts: 1,349
iTrader: (3)

Two Questions:

Did you use all 7 qts of oil when filling up the engine?

And are those gardening gloves? :wink:
__________________
-Nick
2006 BMW Z4M Roadster
Interlagos Blue
/Sepang Bronze/Aluminum
Retired: '00 323i, '06 325Ci, '09 135i
SlickShift is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-24-2008, 01:18 AM   #38
JohnL135I
Donkey Kong King
 
JohnL135I's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Boss 302
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Sahuarita, AZ

Posts: 1,129
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SlickShift View Post
Two Questions:

Did you use all 7 qts of oil when filling up the engine?

And are those gardening gloves? :wink:
Yes, I ended up adding a full 7 qts. First I put in 6 qts, let it idle, checked the electronic dipstick (it said full), then I added one more qt for a total of 7.
Those are not gardening gloves, its actually an old flight glove I had. USAF-Above All:headbang:
JohnL135I is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-24-2008, 07:08 AM   #39
josh
Private First Class
 
Drives: E36 M3, 135i
Join Date: Oct 2007

Posts: 127
iTrader: (0)

Just to double-check: is the oil filter same as for a 335i? I can't find the 135i listed on BMW parts e-sites yet.
josh is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-24-2008, 12:03 PM   #40
JohnL135I
Donkey Kong King
 
JohnL135I's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Boss 302
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Sahuarita, AZ

Posts: 1,129
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by josh View Post
Just to double-check: is the oil filter same as for a 335i? I can't find the 135i listed on BMW parts e-sites yet.
Its the same motor as the 335i, so I would assume its the same part #. I would call a BMW service dept. and check the price for filters for a 335i and a 135i and ask if they show the same part number.
JohnL135I is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-24-2008, 12:43 PM   #41
AndyM
Lieutenant
 
AndyM's Avatar
 
Drives:
Join Date: Sep 2007

Posts: 530
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by denial View Post
Does anyone know what to torque the drain plug to?
Per TIS, the drain plug gets torqued to 25NM.
AndyM is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-24-2008, 12:59 PM   #42
AndyM
Lieutenant
 
AndyM's Avatar
 
Drives:
Join Date: Sep 2007

Posts: 530
iTrader: (2)

You lubed the O-Rings prior to installing them right?
AndyM is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-24-2008, 06:17 PM   #43
Mad Dragon
.
 
Mad Dragon's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 GTI
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: MD

Posts: 932
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by josh View Post
Just to double-check: is the oil filter same as for a 335i? I can't find the 135i listed on BMW parts e-sites yet.
All N5x gasoline engines use the same oil filter.
Mad Dragon is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-25-2008, 01:39 AM   #44
JohnL135I
Donkey Kong King
 
JohnL135I's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Boss 302
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Sahuarita, AZ

Posts: 1,129
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyM View Post
You lubed the O-Rings prior to installing them right?

Yes, I lubed the O-Rings.....
JohnL135I is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:32 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST