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mjsbth
06-29-2012, 05:08 PM
I'm sure this is a super basic question, but does anybody have any information re performing an oil change on a 06' 530xi? I just worry that because it's a BMW there are going to be some unforeseen issues that I need to worry about. Nothing's simple on these cars. Also, the manual suggests 5-30 or 5-40. Should I go with the 5-30?

Any tips or other issues I should look out for would be well appreciated. I am worried that this won't be a simple oil change. I haven't done one on this car before, and I've only owned it since December.

Thanks!!

txag_530i
06-29-2012, 07:00 PM
It is pretty easy to do. You will need a special oil filter wrench, or some members have manged to get by with a strap wrench.

Oil Filter Tool (http://www.tooltopia.com/assenmacher-v410.aspx?utm_source=shoppingdotcom&utm_medium=cse&utm_term=ASMV410&utm_campaign=shopping_r1&)

In terms of oil, make sure that the oil meets the BMW LL-01 specification.

BMW Approved Oils (http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/owner/syntheticengineoils.aspx)

Here's a video of the procedure. You can search the forums for other examples.

530i Oil Change (http://web.mac.com/ngibietis/Site_5/530i_Oil_Change.html)