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      05-24-2019, 12:27 AM   #5
PortDover335xi
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Drives: 2010 335xi coupe
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Port dover

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I did mine two months ago in my garage, took me 4 hours from start to finish. You do lose about half a litre of oil and the same maybe a litre of coolant. When you detach the hoses and cooler lines have a catch tray underneath the car at the back of the protective shield. I managed to not spill any contents on the floor. I had an old towel as well that I tucked under the alternator to soak up some spillage. Just make sure to do the cooling system prime afterwards. I did it once and it turned out ok. I topped up the reservoir with pre mix I bought from bmw for under $20. I didn't do a flush as the coolant that I did lose was that perfect blue and the oil didn't look contaminated. I must say the job was a success! First job I did to my car, many more to follow.