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      06-11-2013, 03:11 PM   #43
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Drives: '06 325i and '13 X5
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Chicago Burbs

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Originally Posted by scanido View Post
For newbies that are going to to this like myself for the first time, when you leave the engine running to subsequently fill with more oil, can the trans be on Park or does it need to be in Drive or Reverse? I assume opening the Fill bolt will not spill any oil?

Lastly, if the car is on all 4 jack stands, is there any extra precautions for running the engine and shifting through the gears while the wheels are spinning?
1) PARK (Drive or Reverse is dangerous)

2) When shifting through the gears your foot should be on the brake.

Make sure you are using jack stands at the correct jacking points AND place your jack under the car, put the jack anywhere. Rather damage the car if it falls then kill yourself.
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