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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 01-09-2013, 09:14 AM
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I am not sure where people can find oil (7 quarts) for 40 bucks. Mobil 1 0W40 is close to 8 bucks with tax, so is Castrol 0W30. If my math is right, oil alone will cost close to 60 bucks. Of course, dino oils are much cheaper, but you have to change it more frequent.
I usually get my oil from COSTCO... MOBILE 1 syn... 5W30 6 bottles for $30 when on sale.. so I usually buy 2 cases to 3 cases.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:23 AM
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I usually get my oil from COSTCO... MOBILE 1 syn... 5W30 6 bottles for $30 when on sale.. so I usually buy 2 cases to 3 cases.
+1. Costco usually has 6 quarts for under $30. The key is to shop for oil halfway through the interval. This time around, Pep Boys was running a special on 5 quarts of Mobil1 + a Mobil1 filter for $30. Add 2 more quarts and it's roughly $45 for everything. If I have to pay more than $50 for 7 quarts of oil and a filter, I keep shopping.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:53 AM
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I use mightyvac pump from top and pay $49 for oil and $5 for filter. Once a year I pay $88 in Manhattan NY to drop oil sensor and drain from bottom. (oil pan is stripped at drain plug so I jb welded it shut)
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:35 PM
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I use mightyvac pump from top and pay $49 for oil and $5 for filter. Once a year I pay $88 in Manhattan NY to drop oil sensor and drain from bottom. (oil pan is stripped at drain plug so I jb welded it shut)
Try to get a screw or bolt extractor.. I think Bluebee had this problem before read a thread relating to it.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:01 PM
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Try to get a screw or bolt extractor.. I think Bluebee had this problem before read a thread relating to it.
Thanks for advice ...I wonder how hard it will be to get jb weld off creating new drain plug hole was only $25 on the honda civic. I may eventually get new oil pan.
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