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Old 08-27-2012, 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by kskane View Post
you can have a break buddy. But I would like to know how is that step done as I am new to these DIY.

Also, has anyone used similar grade Castrol Oil in there E60 and can recommend which one they used?


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Rotating the engine manually is the same procedure as when you install a stretch AC belt on a V8.

Turn the large hex nut (clockwise) that is screwed to the crankshaft using a 27mm socket on a large wrench or breaker bar. It is the nut exposed in the center of the harmonic balancer (main drive pulley connected to crankshaft that drives the serpentine belt).

As others have already stated, it is an absolute waste of time when changing your oil. BMW lists a stupid procedure like this to get the last few drops of oil out of the engine and then in turn recommends you go 15,000 miles until the next oil change, at which time if your engine sees severe service you have cooked the oil to a sticky goo with the consistency of road tar.
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