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Old 09-28-2012, 10:05 AM
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Agreed 100%

Not hard to do the proper way and common sense would dictate that the extractor only has the potential of doing a poor job and not of doing a better job. The milkshake analogy was a good one I thought.

I would check with dealers in your area, mine has an oil change special from time to time. The benefit of them doing it is they do an inspection while they are at it which never hurts.

Originally Posted by x3brian View Post
The oil change on the motor is so simple I don't see the point.

The design of the drain plug is brilliant as it is straight down with a 1/2 inch metal downshift to prevent drips on the undercover (at least on the n52 motor). The filter housing is on top of the motor and you can use a ziplock bag turned inside out to remove the filter from the housing.

Total job takes less than 20 minutes.
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