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      02-26-2012, 12:10 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by T80RNY
I have just purchased some Mobil 1 ESP 5w30 oil from halfords for my imminent oil change, I just need to work out whether it is worth getting the filter and seals etc myself or letting the garage get them for me.

Is there anywhere other than BMW themselves where you can get them from?

Cheers, Alex
Alex, I would strictly recommend you to buy original bmw filter which comes with all the O-rings. It only cost 10-15 pounds.
If you leave it to garage, they may get Aftermarket filter. The problem with aftermarket filters are fitment issue where O-rings may not fit properly and you may have issues of oil leaking from filter housing.