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Old 10-04-2012, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by noego View Post
is anyone using the engine oil extractor pump that pull oil up through the dip stick tube?

if so, what is your opinion of the process compared to the conventional method of draining oil?

the independent shop charges $108.00 for an oil change and uses Mobil 1.

an extractor at Bavauto is $90.00, 7 qts of 0 W40 at auto zone is $63.00 and a Mann filter is $8.00.

i always manage to spill oil when i do a diy so i go to the independent shop. the extractor looks like an easy solution, and in three oil changes it would pay for itself.
Before you go investing in a oil extractor if you decide to, do a search on BMW dealers that run specials in your area on oil and filter changes. got mine changed for $59.95 and they even fill all the fluids and give you a safety check for the same price. Good luck
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