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      01-11-2017, 02:06 PM   #1
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Lightbulb BMW: Change your Oil the RIGHT Way! (Step-by-Step)

How to Do an Oil Change on a BMW 323i/325i/328i/330i/335i/335is E90/E92 N54

Actual Model of the Car in the Video: 2009 BMW 335i E90 N54 Sedan

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The RIGHT way also involves emptying the old oil that sits in the oil filter housing (use a syringe) and priming the system by pouring the first 1/2 litre of new oil into the oil filter housing, rather than the filler in the rocker cover.
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The RIGHT way also involves emptying the old oil that sits in the oil filter housing (use a syringe) and priming the system by pouring the first 1/2 litre of new oil into the oil filter housing, rather than the filler in the rocker cover.
That is a very keen way of doing an oil change, thank you.

However, that will go under a "Complete Engine Oil Extraction" category, in which case the oil is so used/burnt that it will not mix with the new changed oil. What I was demonstrating in my video goes under "Step-by-Step Oil Chnage, the right way for E90" which should be done generally between 6k-8k based on preference.

In this case only draining the engine and replacing the oil would be significant; remainder oil in the filter housing will be blended with the new oil during the first 5min of the running engine.

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just an FYI...that mobile 5w-30 is NOT the proper oil for that engine.
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That oil for is for demonstration purposes.
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just an FYI...that mobile 5w-30 is NOT the proper oil for that engine.
What is the proper oil?
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What is the proper oil?
BMW Long-life rating LL-01 Approved Synthetic Oils for the US Market:

Castrol Syntec European Formula SAE 0W-30
Mobil 1 SAE 0W-40
Pennzoil Platinum European Formula Ultra SAE 5W-30
Valvoline SynPower SAE 5W-30

i switched from the castrol 0w-40 that the PO had in there to german castrol 0w-30 on this oil change because i was eating that 0w-40 like crazy...two FULL quarts from when i bought the car till this recent oil change... and so far ZERO oil consumption and much cooler oil temps.this Castrol 0W-30 is being replaced by there new 5W-40 formula so when i can't get 0W-30 anymore i will switch to Amsoil 5W-40 European formula....
http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-produc...?code=EFMQT-EA
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