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Old 06-19-2011, 11:07 AM
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Oil Change Procedure X3 (F25) 2.8 liter

Oil Change on a 2011 BMW X3 (F25) , 2.8 liter

1. Get the front end lifted up so you can access the drain plug. Ramps or jack stands should work.
2. Remove the small plastic oil drain plug cover that is held in place by (2) 8mm screws
3. Remove the drain plug using a 17mm socket
4. Drain the oil into a drain pan that holds 8-10 quarts
5. Remove the oil filter cover. The cover has 16 flats and is 86.5mm. Found that Assenmacher Specialty Tools sells a 86.5 mm oil filter wrench (V410) that fits some Volvos and BMWs.
6. Remove the old oil filter from the cover and firmly seat the new one
7. Replace the tiny O ring at the end of the filter assembly
8. Replace the large O ring on the upper portion of the filter assembly
9. Both O rings should be well lubed with oil
10. Soak up the remaining oil inside the oil filter canister
11. Install the oil filter & cover and tighten to 25nM of torque
12. Reinstall the drain plug
13. Refill with 7-quarts of 5W30 full synthetic
14. Start engine and check for leaks
15. Install drain plug cover
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