Thread: Engine Oil Q!
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Old 08-26-2012, 03:38 AM
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Originally Posted by kskane View Post
Guys, is it possible to do a engine oil change on M54-525i '04 E60 just using a single jack on one side and without removing the entire bottom cover? I would like to try and change the oil myself, but not sure if it is possible without removing the whole bottom cover? I know the oil filter element is accessible on the top right of the engine, but in order to drain the oil I am not sure. Can anyone help with some suggestions/comments?

Do not EVER crawl under a car with only a jack supporting it.

Originally Posted by UltimateDriving View Post
Oil intervals of 12k-15 miles are too long.
7.5K seems like the perfect balance for oil change intervals if you use quality oils. (BMW Approved oils and good oils such as Mobil 1, Shell Helix Ultra etc.)
Says who? Use an LL-01 oil and live happily ever after. Don't insist others need to waste their time and money because you are an over-maintainer.

I just changed the oil in my 330i for the 7th time at 121,000 miles and the inside is clean and deposit free. Runs as new.
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