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      06-03-2013, 05:24 AM   #1
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First DIY Service on the 135i

Well, I've had the 135i for 2 weeks now and decided to change the engine oil and brake fluid. With all the DIY instructions on here it was reasonably easy!
It's a lot easier to work on than my mx5.

But of course I got screwed around with the crappy plastic jacking points.
I started off using the traditional "w" / "v" jack stands which really stuffed one of my jacking points up. Ended up getting some new Kincrome jacks and cutting some small blocks of wood:

Stuffed jacking point:


Good jacking point:


To help others, these are the jacks I bought. They were $40 at Auto-one.
http://www.kincrome.com.au/product/K...~350kg-2-piece

Now waiting for these from Amazon (US). Postage was ~$20.


Liking the car so far! And reasonable to maintain. Now I'm changing oil/fluids early but I can't seem to reset the service indicators. I'm guessing you can't reset them early?

Sorry if this is all old info - just trying to help the aussies out there. We tend to get ripped off when it comes to parts here.
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      06-03-2013, 06:33 AM   #2
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Well,

Liking the car so far! And reasonable to maintain. Now I'm changing oil/fluids early but I can't seem to reset the service indicators. I'm guessing you can't reset them early?

Resetting the service lights is easy. Here is how...


DIY resetting service "due" lights…
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=415111


Here is a much better oil changing DIY. Maybe you want to post your pics there. ? Btw... don't start posting DIY stuff in the regional section. Its easier if we all look/search in the same place: DIY

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=301440

This DIY might be in your future.
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=409293
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      06-03-2013, 08:24 AM   #3
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Thanks Dackelone. I know what I was doing wrong, I was pressing the reset button instead of holding it and waiting for the clock to appear.

All good now!

Ah yep. Will move my pics over when I get a chance. I'll have more photos too when my filters and oil wrench cap come.
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      06-03-2013, 07:32 PM   #4
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The jacking points cost about $25 each to replace.
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      06-04-2013, 04:16 AM   #5
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The oil filter cap can easily be removed without damage using a conventional oil filter strap wrench. Probably too late now?
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      06-04-2013, 09:39 AM   #6
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Thanks for the info guys. Might as well get the jacking point replaced.
Yep, I was using the oil filter strap and a cloth before. Thought I'd get a cap as it could only make things easier.

Next thing is to to book in a coolant flush. Sounds like too much effort to do myself. Car only has 25000 kms but it's getting close to 4 years.
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