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Old 09-28-2012, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by x3brian View Post
Total job takes less than 20 minutes.
Takes me 20 mins. just to get the old drain plug washer off, the old O-ring off the filter cap, pre-oil the new filter and clean out the old oil in the base of the filter housing.

Total time is about the same for the extractor method - the benefits are:
- you don't have to get under the vehicle so can wear your best clothes to do it
- no risk of breaking the drain plug or forgetting to re-install it

Of course, if you have an N52 engine without a dipstick you don't have the option.

But done properly, I am sure I have read where measured tests (by car owners) show that it can remove all the oil.
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