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Old 06-10-2011, 06:19 PM
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This worked like a charm! By the way, for all of us Yanks out there that buy quarts of oil instead of liters, 8.5 liters = 8.98 quarts.
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:06 PM
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I had the same problem with my oil filter housing drain plug not loosening so oil from the filter area collected on the under body panel, depositing oil on my previously oil-free driveway. I just reinstalled the same housing with the over-torqued plug still in place. When removing the housing the old filter separated from the housing, attached up in the engine, but it was easily extracted.

Helpful hint: I successfully placed my car on 2 jack stands at the designated points by placing a scrap piece of landscaping timber on the jack cradle (a remnant of my horseshoe pit construction last week). I lifted one side using the circular protrusion aft of each actual jacking point to enable proper placement of the first jack stand (I guessed right and suffered no panel damage from the actual lift. I then used the same scrap of wood extension to lift from the center jack point under the engine by to a minimum height of 19" which allowed enough verticle clearance to set the 2nd jack stand on the direct opposite side from the first. I'm sure our northern friends could Yorgi-Rig it by stacking 3 hockey pucks to the jack cradle at their own peril (this is obviously not a best practice endorsed by OSHA) as lateral stability of the puck "tower" is compromised and either method presents a forseeable risk of the vehicle slipping off the modified extension of the jack cradle, or worse by completely compressing the hydraulic jack to it's starting position whom/whatever else happens to be present under the car while being lifted.

Just curious if anyone running 20" rims or larger had success lifting their car from the center jacking point from it's normal driving height due to the increase in ground clearance created from the installation of larger diameter rims?
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:59 PM
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WOW, what a great write-up! I almost think i could do it...but is this the same for an M6? I know that the oil is different, but are all the nuts and bolts in the same spots?
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:38 AM
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I did an oil change using another forum. I used a purolater filter for 12.00, 8 1/2 QUARTS not liters of Mobil 1 5W-30, it says made in USA from domestic and imported components. Now I am worried that I put wrong oil in car, is this going to affect me at all. I have read so many different ways and oils to put in these cars. And also, is it true that a 2005 645ci will allert you if you put too much oil in the engine. I tried looking for the forum on how to properly check your oil in this car. Before starting car today I checked dipstick and it was over full mark. Any help do I can have peace of mind. Thanks all.
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:56 AM
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I did an oil change using another forum. I used a purolater filter for 12.00, 8 1/2 QUARTS not liters of Mobil 1 5W-30, it says made in USA from domestic and imported components. Now I am worried that I put wrong oil in car, is this going to affect me at all. I have read so many different ways and oils to put in these cars. And also, is it true that a 2005 645ci will allert you if you put too much oil in the engine. I tried looking for the forum on how to properly check your oil in this car. Before starting car today I checked dipstick and it was over full mark. Any help do I can have peace of mind. Thanks all.

The 645ci holds 8ltr of oil with the oil filter. If you have put 8.5 ltrs in with the filter then you have over filled by 0.5ltr.
when you checked the oil did you do it 10 mins ish after running the engine fro a short period to allow the oil to dissipate through the engine.
What a 0.5 ltr in excess will do, I am not certain, but the easiest way would be to remove the oil filter drain it and then return back into the engine. this will remove a reasonable amount of oil to get you back to 8 ltrs
Mobil 1 is an excellent oil and is used by BMW rebranded as I understand. I do not think it will damage your car as I have been using it for years in my 6er
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:13 AM
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+1 I would drain some oil using the drain bolt in the oil filter housing. You don't want to drive around with too much oil since the crank splashing into the oil will cause oil foaming and this can lead to bearing failure.

I don't think using non-BMW-LL01 approved oil is a big deal since you used an approved weight (5w30). BMW recommends LL01 approved oil to allow their crazy-long 14K mile oil change intervals. If you change out the Mobil 1 5w30 oil at the normal 5K to 7K interval you should be fine.

Quarts and Liters are almost equal. 1L = 1.057 quarts.
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I put 8.5 quarts in, that is 8.04 liters, I thought the car called for 8.5 liters. I drove the car and checked the dipstick after about ten minutes of sitting and it was halfway between the marks. If it was over filled would there be a warning that the oil was too high? I know there is a low oil warning. Thanks again
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:46 AM
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I put 8.5 quarts in, that is 8.04 liters, I thought the car called for 8.5 liters. I drove the car and checked the dipstick after about ten minutes of sitting and it was halfway between the marks. If it was over filled would there be a warning that the oil was too high? I know there is a low oil warning. Thanks again
Good to see the level dropped after a drive.

Both the 645 and 650 will display "Oil level at the minimum" message on iDrive if the oil level drops to minimum or below. I think only the 650i has the "Engine oil level too high" warning, based on what I see in the owner's manual for the two models.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:39 AM
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:52 PM
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I,m new to this site and wanted to say your presentation was absolutely excellent! I,m going
to use it as a reference for my DIY oil change today..Again, you do great work!
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:59 PM
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Excellent presentation Yorgi!!
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:50 PM
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Same for 2007 ?
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:46 PM
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Yorgi, I just performed an oil change on my 645 following your steps and write up. Just wanted to take time to Thank You.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:45 PM
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Does anyone know if this is the same procedure for an M6 (2007 E64)?
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:50 AM
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I can't believe I never saw this forum before..all I can say is thank you for all you input on DIY on a 650, I had no idea this info was out there!
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:23 PM
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thanks for the wright up. it should be a sticky (a post thats permanent ) for all. How about a brake wright up. I have gone through this process but when I get to the reset. I release then hold, the #s clear out but return. Am I doing something wrong?
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:25 PM
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thanks for the wright up. it should be a sticky (a post thats permanent ) for all. How about a brake wright up. I have gone through this process but when I get to the reset. I release then hold, the #s clear out but return. Am I doing something wrong?
The brake rotors and pads DIY is here.

The brake pad reset procedure is exactly the same as the oil, you just reset on a different icon. If the numbers are positive then that is the mileage until the pads need replacement. If your numbers are negative before and after the reset keep trying the procedure a few times. I have had cases where it took 2 or 3 resets before it actually "took". You should see a positive number around 32,000.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:42 AM
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hi, i tried resetting my rear brake pad light but after it says "RESET?" i hold the button for few seconds then it goes back to -15000 and doesnt reset..please help
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:25 AM
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hi,
thanks for this DIY, i've just changed the oil, then reset service indicator.
I put mobil1 10w40 in there, but the engine is a bit noisier (valves) then it was with castrol 5w30 :-(
I'm gonna give it 2 weeks, then I put castrol again, let's see what's happen.
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Check your levels, sometimes if there isn't quite enough oil in there, the lifters make a lot of racket.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:34 AM
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Check your levels, sometimes if there isn't quite enough oil in there, the lifters make a lot of racket.
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oil level is ok, same noise on both side
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:44 PM
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...I put mobil1 10w40 in there...
10w40 or 0w40? Is that a typo?

The car needs 0w40 if you are using Mobil 1.
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10w40 or 0w40? Is that a typo?

The car needs 0w40 if you are using Mobil 1.
sorry, not 10w40, i've put Mobil 1 New Life 0W/40.
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Hi, great piece. I have serviced my car and reset the relavant overdue warning lights. However there are 2 that you havnt mentioned and I cant seem to reset these. One has like a double s on top of each other next to a car and the other related to an periodic exhaust check. I cant seem to reset these as it offers no option to reset them. Any ideas how i can clear these would be great.
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Hi, great piece. I have serviced my car and reset the relavant overdue warning lights. However there are 2 that you havnt mentioned and I cant seem to reset these. One has like a double s on top of each other next to a car and the other related to an periodic exhaust check. I cant seem to reset these as it offers no option to reset them. Any ideas how i can clear these would be great.
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The double S is state emission inspection reminder and is not reset like the other check control / CBS warnings. Only areas that have state required inspections have this enabled on the car.

The date for the inspection is set in iDrive. I would try moving the date into the future which should remove the warning: iDrive > Service > Service Requirements > Status > Emissions Inspect or State Inspection > Set Service Date > change the date.
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