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Old 12-27-2012, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by sun3301 View Post
Thanks! Sure hope it didn't suck any air into the oil pump!

I'm not afraid to work on the car. Being such a sophistated car compared to a simple American car from the 1960's is the challenge. And I'm sure I am mechanically inclined enough to handle it. I'll do some reading up on it and collect the necessary parts and supplies and try it.
I'm sure you will be fine.

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Originally Posted by cwsqbm View Post
You need to check your oil more frequently. The car could have simply used 1.5 qts in 7000 miles - that would be far from extreme usage, which is more of the 1 qt per 1000 miles.

Changing the oil on these cars is no harder than any car. In fact, I'd say easier, as the oil filter isn't going to drip all over the frame or suspension like many American cars I've had. Resetting the OBC's counter is easy too.
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Originally Posted by bluebee View Post
This a great DIY for E39s, but for an E46 a mityvac will actually get more oil out of the sump.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...hlight=mityvac

OP, For E46s, we actually have a Wiki which is specific to this model of the 3 series that will be directly applicable to YOUR car.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php?title=BMW_E46
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