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e90wraith
09-22-2005
E90 Oil Change (DIY)



I would like to share my experience of changing the oil in my 2006 BMW 325i (e90) with sport package. My car has only 2300 miles on it, but I thought I should do a post break-in period oil change. ...
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By e90wraith on 09-28-2005, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by CC 330i
Excellent post! I will be using this over the weekend!

One question: Do the Rhino Ramps give you adequate clearance under the vehicle, and did you find they were wide enough for your tires? I have a 330i with sport (and 18 inch wheels) and I am afraid the tires will hang off the sides of the ramps).
As noted above, the rubber flaps just ahead of the front wheels were low enough to scrape and push the Rhino Ramps forward. I had to put a pair of rubber floor mats underneath the ramps to generate enough friction such that they didn't move.

The ramps (4000 lb version) were wide enough for the wheels - just barely. The tires were not hanging off the sides. I have a 325i with 17 inch sport package wheels which are the same width as the 330i 18 inch sport package wheels - 225/45/17 F, 255/40/17 R versus 225/40/18 F, 255/35/18 R. The 8000 lb version of Rhino Ramps are slightly wider (~10 mm), so you might want to try them if you're concerned. They are about $10 more than the 4000 lb version which are about $25.
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By DJRobbGordon on 09-29-2005, 09:23 PM
just wondering: whats the cost of a non-covered oil change by the dealer?
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  #24  
By aimare4losers on 09-30-2005, 05:28 AM
at how many miles ami suppose to change my oil??? my e90 is at 3700 miles and i havent changed my oil yet
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By BigDog on 09-30-2005, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by aimare4losers
at how many miles ami suppose to change my oil??? my e90 is at 3700 miles and i havent changed my oil yet

BMW says 12k miles....


OCD owners (like myself) say ~5000ish
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  #26  
By Sho on 10-02-2005, 11:35 AM
Where to get the filter and oil with good price?
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  #27  
By e90wraith on 10-03-2005, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Sho
Where to get the filter and oil with good price?
I bought my oil and filter at the dealer. I was pleasantly surprised that the oil was only $4.99 / qt. This is only about $1 more than Mobil 1 at Costco. I was expecting to pay much more. The filter was $14.99. I'm sure you can find a better deal on the internet.
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By Sho on 10-04-2005, 09:58 PM
you know i work at costco? J/K

i will check out at my dealer
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  #29  
By Daddu on 10-05-2005, 10:09 AM
Oil Comsumption

Has anyone experienced any oil consumption during the break in period? How often should I be checking my oil level, and will I need to top it off?
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  #30  
By connermd on 10-08-2005, 05:54 PM
I have not found it necessary to top off oil during the breakin period..or anytime (my car has just over 4k mi on it).

e90wraith...my husband and I just did our first ever oil change following your instructions..you are awesome!!!
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By lux.sh on 10-11-2005, 05:03 AM
Wow. Excellent write-up.

I have question about the Oil filter and the O-ring it comes with though.
How do you exactly "assemble" it? anyone have details about this?

or should I not worry about it, just get the filter and i'll be able to find out how its done?
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  #32  
By Big Foot on 10-11-2005, 06:55 AM
I paid $125.00 CDN for unscheduled oil change at 6,000 km
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  #33  
By HRC on 10-11-2005, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by lux.sh
...I have question about the Oil filter and the O-ring it comes with though.
How do you exactly "assemble" it? anyone have details about this?...
THe filter comes with two o-rings, just remove and replace.

Danny
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By CC 330i on 10-11-2005, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by e90wraith
As noted above, the rubber flaps just ahead of the front wheels were low enough to scrape and push the Rhino Ramps forward. I had to put a pair of rubber floor mats underneath the ramps to generate enough friction such that they didn't move.

The ramps (4000 lb version) were wide enough for the wheels - just barely. The tires were not hanging off the sides. I have a 325i with 17 inch sport package wheels which are the same width as the 330i 18 inch sport package wheels - 225/45/17 F, 255/40/17 R versus 225/40/18 F, 255/35/18 R. The 8000 lb version of Rhino Ramps are slightly wider (~10 mm), so you might want to try them if you're concerned. They are about $10 more than the 4000 lb version which are about $25.
Turns out the 4000 lb version of the ramps were fine, though they were JUST wide enough. Went fine and I am good to go after changing the oil.
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By StewtheBassman on 10-23-2005, 06:57 PM
Great writeup!! I'll bookmark this! Thanks!
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  #36  
By triton. on 10-27-2005, 09:48 PM
Hey All, great writeup. I just changed my oil at 1390 miles. One thing that I noticed though is that my bolt for the oil is flat and parrallel with the ground. The picture here shows the bolt is at an angle almost perpendicular to the ground. Anyone else notice this? I should have taken a picture but didn't have a camera around. Anyone else have the bolt flat?

Also I think the other mystery bolt is for the transmission fluid.
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  #37  
By silverado on 10-27-2005, 10:02 PM
Great writeup!

I've always wondered: How do DIY oil-changing folks discard the used oil?
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  #38  
By kt157 on 10-27-2005, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by silverado
Great writeup!

I've always wondered: How do DIY oil-changing folks discard the used oil?
kregan *spelling* takes used oil or you can always search for a local place thats takes them
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  #39  
By triton. on 10-28-2005, 12:24 AM
Jiffy Lube in US will take the oil from you.
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By e90wraith on 10-28-2005, 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted by triton.
Hey All, great writeup. I just changed my oil at 1390 miles. One thing that I noticed though is that my bolt for the oil is flat and parrallel with the ground. The picture here shows the bolt is at an angle almost perpendicular to the ground. Anyone else notice this? I should have taken a picture but didn't have a camera around. Anyone else have the bolt flat?

Also I think the other mystery bolt is for the transmission fluid.
Was the bolt oriented | or like _? The oil bolt was oriented parallel to the ground ( _ ). It was perpendicular to the mystery bolt ( | ). As long as you removed the bolt behind the trap door, I wouldn't worry.
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By e90wraith on 10-28-2005, 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by kt157
kregan *spelling* takes used oil or you can always search for a local place thats takes them
Yes, I took my used oil to Kragen Auto. Pep Boys also takes used oil. In fact, most chain auto parts stores will take used oil.
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By triton. on 10-28-2005, 03:33 PM
Hey e90wraith, that's my Bolt was _ along with the other bolt _. That's what I was saying, my bolt and holder are slightly differeny than the picts you took, both of mine are parrallel.
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By silverado on 10-28-2005, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by triton.
Hey e90wraith, that's my Bolt was _ along with the other bolt _. That's what I was saying, my bolt and holder are slightly differeny than the picts you took, both of mine are parrallel.
Maybe this is a 325 vs 330 thing? Interesting!
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