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      10-25-2018, 12:31 AM   #1
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Oil change quirk

Started doing my own oil changes. Did my R55 Mini first a few days ago and now moved on the e90. The Mini drained the oil straight down like a good boy, the e90 "peed" sideways ( towards the passenger door) quite vigorously initially. Took me by surprise and the catch pan was not quite in the right place! Mopping up oil is fun ...
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Oil Dry, or cat litter. Keep a 5-gallon bucket of the stuff in your garage.
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I made a little thing out of tin that directs the oil straight down into an oil catch pan.
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Yep this is pretty annoying. It pissed sideways and always splashes over the underbody splash guard and creates a giant mess every time I do an oil change. I am thinking of just removing the undercarriage cover so I donít have oil spraying everywhere.
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