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Old 07-21-2010, 07:44 AM
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What is the part number that I should get for a MANN filter from amsoil?
https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/MANN.aspx?zo=1621267

Also, what type of oil should I get if I want to go amsoil?
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:43 AM
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Is there an official size for the oil filter cap tool for the newer X3 cars? I know that bavarian autosport sells them online, but i found a bunch of generic ones at pepboys for only $5, but not sure what the size is...
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:47 AM
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What is the part number that I should get for a MANN filter from amsoil?
https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/MANN.aspx?zo=1621267

Also, what type of oil should I get if I want to go amsoil?

Look over on the right, the product lookup guide. Plug in your vehicle details and it will pull the correct part numbers for your ride.

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Old 07-23-2010, 12:36 PM
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guys, I think i am just going to use the regular castrol or mobil 5w-30. The BMW service guy told me it any fully synth. oil was ok. My x3 has 51k and is out of factory warrenty, I have a extended but im looking to change the oil every 7500 miles.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:31 AM
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I was able to buy the bmw synth oil from a dealer for only $5.50 a quart, which ends up being cheaper than most aftermarket brands....
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:48 AM
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I bought oil and filter from the dealer for my E90.

7 qts of 5W30 BMW synthetic $37.80
1 OE BMW filter $10.90
wooow. I just called a few of these Jack The Rippers ( North NJ). For 5w30 oil and oem filer, one place ( Maywood) quoted me $7 per qt. and $20 for the filter, another (Teaneck) $9.50 per qt + $20 ...

What a hack ?
any help, please ?

Last edited by babo; 08-22-2010 at 05:14 PM. Reason: could not comprehend what i wrote . updated.
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:57 AM
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wooow. I just called a few of these Jack The Rippers ( North NJ). They gave me ( for 5w30 ) 7 and $20 for filter and 9.50 + $20 ...

What a hack ?
any help, please ?
Try Crown BMW https://secure.webmakerx.net/Default....crownauto.com

or Tischer http://www.getbmwparts.com/

Even with shipping they are much cheaper than your dealer.
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:17 PM
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Try Crown BMW https://secure.webmakerx.net/Default....crownauto.com

or Tischer http://www.getbmwparts.com/

Even with shipping they are much cheaper than your dealer.
thank you very much!


kinda silly - if i buy from them how do i discard the old oil ?
NM - local pepboys take it free of charge.

Update: I got an email from crpwnauto - they don't ship oil due to "has mat regulations"... weired...

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Old 08-26-2010, 08:36 PM
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Slightly off-topic, but....

It's surprising how we BMW owners tend to obsess over certain things, but take some stuff for granted.

The oil filter location, for instance. It's located nicely underneath the hood, easily accessible. If you have the N52 engine, a special tool is needed to remove it, but on the M54, it's a simple 36mm socket. Takes 10 seconds and minimal force.

Apparently, a lot of Japanese vehicles have their oil filters screwed on underneath the vehicle, sometimes at awkward angles. I helped my friend work on his brother's '08 Civic; it was his first time working under a car so he asked for some supervision. The Civic's oil filter was screwed on so tight (don't know why his brother took it to Jiffy Lube ) that we were unable to remove/change it. Wasn't able to get leverage with a strap wrench. Call it crude, but there's no way to grip that canister unless you've got the car up on a lift. Frustrating. . And the dipstick is plastic.

After working on his Civic, I'm really glad that my X3 has one of the more common maintenance items in an easily accessible place.
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:14 PM
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thank you very much!


kinda silly - if i buy from them how do i discard the old oil ?
NM - local pepboys take free of charge.

After much (3 hours %) ) searching i finally settled :
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._ya_os_product
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._ya_os_product

free shipment for total of $55.64. Plus -$15 mail in rebate. looks like a good deal for a MANN filter and 6qt of Mobil 1 0w-40 oil.
Hope it helps.
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:29 PM
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Are you sure the Mobile One on Amazon is the proper designation. You need the LL something designation. The LL stands for Long Life.
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Old 08-31-2010, 02:17 PM
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Are you sure the Mobile One on Amazon is the proper designation. You need the LL something designation. The LL stands for Long Life.
The 0-40 Mobil 1 is the one that is LL-01 compliant. (Usually referred to as a "European Formula".)

The more frequently encountered 5-30 Mobil 1 is not LL-01,
and is not a Group IV synthetic from base stocks.
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:30 PM
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Are you sure the Mobile One on Amazon is the proper designation. You need the LL something designation. The LL stands for Long Life.
from the amazon :
"Product Description
Mobil 1 0W-40 exceeding industry standards and the major leading builder requirements is the cornerstone of the performance reserve that lets Mobil 1 0W-40 keep performing well after conventional oils cannot. Mobil 1 0W-40 provides the widest range of protection -- providing the extreme cold start protection of an 0W grade and the high temperature protection of an SAE 40 grade. Mobil 1 0W-40 meets key industry and car builder specifications for: Mercedes MB 229.5, BMW Longlife 01, Porsche Approval List 2002, VW 502.00/505.00/503.01, GM-LL-A-025 (gasoline), GM-LL-B-025 (diesel), ACEA A3, B3/B4 and API SM/CF. Mobil 1's viscosity is recommended by many European car builders, its wide range providing unsurpassed levels of protection and an overall smooth driving experience. Mobil 1 0W-40 keeps engines starting in Arctic-extreme cold, and it cleans deposits, sludge and varnish often formed in high temperature operating conditions. If you want total engine protection, excellent fuel economy and a product recommended for applications under warranty, you want Mobil 1. The world's leading synthetic motor oil, it features a proprietary SuperSyn anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond conventional motor oils. Technology that allows Mobil 1 to exceed the toughest standards of Japanese, European and U.S. car builders -- and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even the most extreme conditions.
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Old 11-09-2010, 04:45 PM
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We have a 2008 X3 and I'm fixing to do my first oil change ever (not the first for the car, just MY first time doing it). Here's a picture underneath the car. I presume that the little square plastic cover with the red arrow is to access the oil drain plug, no? Not the rectangular cover with the green arrow.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong before I drain the wrong fluid. I'll be doing my oil change this weekend.



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Old 11-09-2010, 05:34 PM
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After much (3 hours %) ) searching i finally settled :
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._ya_os_product
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._ya_os_product

free shipment for total of $55.64. Plus -$15 mail in rebate. looks like a good deal for a MANN filter and 6qt of Mobil 1 0w-40 oil.
Hope it helps.
Andrew
Isn't buying oil from the dealer less expensive. That is over $9/quart!
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:25 AM
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We have a 2008 X3 and I'm fixing to do my first oil change ever (not the first for the car, just MY first time doing it). Here's a picture underneath the car. I presume that the little square plastic cover with the red arrow is to access the oil drain plug, no? Not the rectangular cover with the green arrow.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong before I drain the wrong fluid. I'll be doing my oil change this weekend.



You are correct.

The other cover is to access the oil level sensor.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:13 AM
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Isn't buying oil from the dealer less expensive. That is over $9/quart!
mmmm, not sure... ($55-$15)/6 = $6.6 per quart
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:41 PM
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this was great
thank you
by the way
bavarian auto has this lubro long life synthetic blend and the mann filters
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mmmm, not sure... ($55-$15)/6 = $6.6 per quart
Sorry - I thought the $55 was after the $15 discount the way it was written.
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Many thanks. Your description and photos are perfect.

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Hi, guys:

Question not to related to oil change. However, I hope someone can shed some light on this. As I was changing oil on my 2004 X3 2.5 I noticed an opening in what looks like some sort of gear box. The opening was to the left of the oil plug, not too far from it (see attached photos). I could see the a gear inside and rust of the components inside.

What is it? Is the opening supposed to be there? Is some cover missing? Does it require maintenance?

Thanks a lot.
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Hi, guys:

Question not to related to oil change. However, I hope someone can shed some light on this. As I was changing oil on my 2004 X3 2.5 I noticed an opening in what looks like some sort of gear box. The opening was to the left of the oil plug, not too far from it (see attached photos). I could see the a gear inside and rust of the components inside.

What is it? Is the opening supposed to be there? Is some cover missing? Does it require maintenance?

Thanks a lot.

I have no idea but my 05 has the same thing. Glad I saw this - I thought I was missing a cover. Seems susceptible to getting a stone in there though
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Many thanks. Your description and photos are perfect.

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Mobil 1 0-40 at W-M for $6.37
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I do one more step, it requires a helper but it is easy

after training and all, I do not close the drain plug but start pouring new oil and I see a new oil done pushing leftovers of the old one, I close the drain
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