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Old 09-28-2012, 10:57 AM
noego noego is offline
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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.
you're 100% correct on the points you've made. what i expect to be the main advantage (for me) is having the oil extracted into a container vs pouring from a catch pan into a container.

the extractor could end up in the cabinet reserved for "good ideas - bad reality" items. but i won't tell you if it does end up there because i'm overly sensitive to being wrong.
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