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      01-27-2009, 03:47 PM   #1
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Start Up After Oil Change (N52)?

Hi All,

I have a new (2007) E90 323i which up till now the dealer has changed the oil and filter on my request every 5,000Ks as a precautionary measure.

Obviously the dealer conducts the services specified by BMW.

I have decided that the oil and filter change I ask to have done every 5,000, I can do. I am a mechanic by trade but have been pushing the pen for a number of years now so I may be out of touch with some of the new technologies around these days.

After I change the oil and filter, does the N52 require any special means of starting the engine as it builds up pressure as the filter fills, meaning, do I have to pre-lube the engine for the purpose of the VANOS units or do I just hit the started and let it idle whilst it builds pressure?

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Just start it up.
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I usually let everything pressurize and then start the car.
Put key in, keep foot off brake, push start, wait 10 or so secs, then foot on brake/clutch and let there be ignition.
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Thanks ianbiz - pity I am not on a hill and it's bit of a drama getting out of the shed, but a good idea just the same.

I did forget to ask. The tool that removes the Oil Filter cover is a 12 week wait out of Germany - are there other ways I can remove it without butchering it??

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Thanks ianbiz - pity I am not on a hill and it's bit of a drama getting out of the shed, but a good idea just the same.

I did forget to ask. The tool that removes the Oil Filter cover is a 12 week wait out of Germany - are there other ways I can remove it without butchering it??

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I usually let everything pressurize and then start the car.
Put key in, keep foot off brake, push start, wait 10 or so secs, then foot on brake/clutch and let there be ignition.
The oil pump is mechanically driven. It doesn't pump the oil until you start the engine.
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Thanks for the info as I'm going to DYI my oil this time.
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