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      06-03-2011, 06:44 AM   #23
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Parts alone will run the shop $120. then add about 1.0 min labor charge + market for California
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      06-03-2011, 11:00 AM   #24
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If you are going to DIY these maintenance items, you'll need more than the "monster" 17MM socket. You'll need a 8MM nut driver to R&R the cabin air filter, 5MM or 6 MM (I forget which) Torx driver for the engine air filter, and if you get the BMW oil cap wrench, it takes a 27MM socket or wrench (or a large adjustable) to remove the oil filter cap.
Actually I meant the 27MM socket, it's the same one I use to replace the oil filter on my 04 330ci. Let me see if I have all the tools straight.

17mm - to remove the oil drain plug?
8mm - to remove the nuts holding the air cabin air filter?
5mm or 6mm torx driver (looks like a star?) for the air cleaner? How many miles before that needs replacing?
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      06-03-2011, 11:21 AM   #25
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I would have them to the oil change only and do the rest yourself. The AC microfilter is cheap (about $28 on Amazon) and it takes about 5 minutes to change.
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      06-03-2011, 11:27 AM   #26
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pay for the oil change and do th rest your self. I dont think you have ZSP because you wouldnt be able to rotate tires.
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      06-03-2011, 11:32 AM   #27
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and this is how you reset your service indicator...
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      06-03-2011, 11:53 AM   #28
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[quote=azzurribaggio;9738949].

Change every 4,000 miles? Isn't that overkill with synthetic oil? That's whole reason to get synthetic oil is to extend the time needed to replace the oil. I'm sure there are many threads on this debate.
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4k is ridiculous. When BMW used regular oil, the average change interval was 7,500 and it doubled when they went to OEM synthetic back in 1999. While I prefer not to exceed 10,000 on synthetic, 4,000 is a waste of money and resources.

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      06-04-2011, 12:02 AM   #29
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You must be the FLASH!
Yup, its just one plug and a mater of turning the oil filter housing counter clockwise.: "Righty tighty, lefty losey" lol: Don't forget to put a pan underneath the cars drain plug because oil can get messy. Also if anyone needs BMW to pump their gas they only charge $100 for labor.
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Actually I meant the 27MM socket, it's the same one I use to replace the oil filter on my 04 330ci. Let me see if I have all the tools straight.

17mm - to remove the oil drain plug? - Yes
8mm - to remove the nuts holding the air cabin air filter? - Yes
5mm or 6mm torx driver (looks like a star?) for the air cleaner? How many miles before that needs replacing? - Engine airfilter change is every 3rd oil change (BMW CBS OCI intervals).
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Yup, its just one plug and a mater of turning the oil filter housing counter clockwise.: "Righty tighty, lefty losey" lol: Don't forget to put a pan underneath the cars drain plug because oil can get messy. Also if anyone needs BMW to pump their gas they only charge $100 for labor.
Love to see a video of you changing the oil in 5 minutes. I'll bet you $1,000 you can't do it in 5 minutes.
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      06-07-2011, 09:50 PM   #32
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Love to see a video of you changing the oil in 5 minutes. I'll bet you $1,000 you can't do it in 5 minutes.
It will take you 5 mins just to drain most of the oil out...
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