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      04-22-2008, 07:03 PM   #23
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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!
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      04-22-2008, 07:06 PM   #24
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Before you ruin your filter housing, you need to buy one of these:
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      04-22-2008, 07:36 PM   #25
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Before you ruin your filter housing, you need to buy one of these:
N52 and N54 share the same oil cap?
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      04-22-2008, 07:43 PM   #26
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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.
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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
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      04-22-2008, 07:50 PM   #28
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Thanks and nice garage flooring. That's another thing on my "to do" list!
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      04-22-2008, 08:11 PM   #29
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Nice vid/write-up.
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      04-22-2008, 09:57 PM   #30
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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.
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      04-23-2008, 12:06 AM   #31
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Can someone comment on my question whether it has to be BMW oil?
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      04-23-2008, 12:11 AM   #32
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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.
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      04-23-2008, 12:39 AM   #33
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is it okay to switch between mobil 1 and bmw synthetic?
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      04-23-2008, 12:43 AM   #34
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WOW the filter for the 135i is a lot different compared to other cars.
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      04-23-2008, 12:51 AM   #35
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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.
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      04-23-2008, 02:00 PM   #36
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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.

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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,

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Two Questions:

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

And are those gardening gloves? :wink:
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      04-24-2008, 01:18 AM   #38
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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:
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      04-24-2008, 07:08 AM   #39
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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.
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      04-24-2008, 12:03 PM   #40
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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.
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Does anyone know what to torque the drain plug to?
Per TIS, the drain plug gets torqued to 25NM.
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You lubed the O-Rings prior to installing them right?
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      04-24-2008, 06:17 PM   #43
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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.
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      04-25-2008, 01:39 AM   #44
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You lubed the O-Rings prior to installing them right?

Yes, I lubed the O-Rings.....
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