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Old 11-02-2011, 08:12 PM
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is Bosch different or better than Mann?
BMW probably uses different suppliers for different model. For instance I think for the E90, Mann supplies it to BMW. Might pick one up for my mother's 325i.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:18 PM
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BMW probably uses different suppliers for different model. For instance I think for the E90, Mann supplies it to BMW. Might pick one up for my mother's 325i.
Not sure about Bosch, but BMW filters have the Mann stamp also.
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:42 AM
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What are your thoughts on: http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E83-X3-...Kits/ES250700/

I have a 2007 X3 3.0si (btw, is there a difference between si and i or is that just to label the N52 engine?)
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Thank you for this oil change walk through. I just changed the oil on my X3 and everything went great. I could not find the 83MM / 16 Flute wrench, so I used on of those strap oil change things. I am going to order one online.

One question, after I poured the oil in I realised I got the Mobile 1 5w-30 HIGH MILEAGE version. My car has 60,000 miles. Will this be an issue? Should I be concerned? Did I screw up???

Please advise.
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:08 PM
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..... after I poured the oil in I realised I got the Mobile 1 5w-30 HIGH MILEAGE version. My car has 60,000 miles. Will this be an issue? Should I be concerned? Did I screw up???
I wouldn't lose sleep over it. You have a seal conditioner additive that is not needed, but I can't imagine it will hurt.

I see that oil has extra anti-wear additives as well - not sure if that is at the expense of something else that you would have got in regular Mobil 1 5W30.

The 0W40 would have been the best choice as it's the only Mobil 1 that meets BMW standards for long life, high temperature shear stress, and what-not.
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Just changed the oil on a 2007 X3 for my 1st time. I was able to get under the car without a problem with it on the ground. Didn't need my Rhino Ramps which I have for a Toyota. I got the 0W40 Mobil One from Napa in the fall for $5.99/quart and the filter from the dealer. From what I read online at various places, I put in 6.5 quarts. I check the level and got the 'OK' from the computer. I can't believe there's no dipstick... No problems though overall. I plan on changing about every 7-7.5k miles
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:25 AM
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Oil change

Nice article and photos...Missing the last part..how to reset the oil service light.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:31 AM
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Nice article and photos...Missing the last part..how to reset the oil service light.
Hold S/R button on cluster, turn key to position 1, "reset" flashes, click S/R one more time. Done

I know there is a video somewhere on here about it. If not you can simply just YouTube it
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Sorry for double post, but does anyone know how many lbs of torque should be used to close the oil filter cap?
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Is not too much, something like 18 lb/ft, just hand tight it and make sure is reasonably tight and there's no leaks.
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Is not too much, something like 18 lb/ft, just hand tight it and make sure is reasonably tight and there's no leaks.
thanks X3terrestrial, I thought it was 18lbs, because that's what it is on my e46
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:20 AM
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Love these oil threads!

No car mntce. issue is debated with greater frequency or fervor than oil changes. Full Disclosure: I'm a daily visitor to a Porsche forum...things can get pretty ugly there.

Bottom Line:
>Change oil + filter every 5K miles or annually, whichever comes first.
>Use a top quality synthetic, and don't move up to a heavier weight oil unless you live in a hot climate or track your car.

Our BMW engines, like those of other German luxury brands, are very complex (too complex?). Skimping on oil changes is a false economy for long term owners.

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Old 10-18-2012, 07:42 AM
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No car mntce. issue is debated with greater frequency or fervor than oil changes. Full Disclosure: I'm a daily visitor to a Porsche forum...things can get pretty ugly there.

Bottom Line:
>Change oil + filter every 5K miles or annually, whichever comes first.
>Use a top quality synthetic, and don't move up to a heavier weight oil unless you live in a hot climate or track your car.

Our BMW engines, like those of other German luxury brands, are very complex (too complex?). Skimping on oil changes is a false economy for long term owners.

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agreed its heavily debated. I say to each their own. I personally change my oil every 7,500 miles but I throw in a new filter every 3,000. (So, two filters per change period)
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No car mntce. issue is debated with greater frequency or fervor than oil changes. Full Disclosure: I'm a daily visitor to a Porsche forum...things can get pretty ugly there.

Bottom Line:
>Change oil + filter every 5K miles or annually, whichever comes first.
>Use a top quality synthetic, and don't move up to a heavier weight oil unless you live in a hot climate or track your car.

Our BMW engines, like those of other German luxury brands, are very complex (too complex?). Skimping on oil changes is a false economy for long term owners.

relinuca
I have read some heated debates but in all of those I've never read where anybody was willing to back their recommended schedule, oil, or filter, with a warranty.

Mike Miller from BMWCCA suggests 5,000 to 7,500. I shoot for 5,000 but my average over 16 oil changes has been closer to 6,000 as we're often on a long road trip when it comes due. I'm at about 99,400 on my 2009 (bought new) with virtually no issues whatsoever. Still looks brand new through the oil filler hole. I use nothing but BMW oil and filters.
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I have read some heated debates but in all of those I've never read where anybody was willing to back their recommended schedule, oil, or filter, with a warranty.

Mike Miller from BMWCCA suggests 5,000 to 7,500. I shoot for 5,000 but my average over 16 oil changes has been closer to 6,000 as we're often on a long road trip when it comes due. I'm at about 99,400 on my 2009 (bought new) with virtually no issues whatsoever. Still looks brand new through the oil filler hole. I use nothing but BMW oil and filters.
usaret - you drive how many miles per year!?! . my 2000 e46 only has 101,000 and 2006 X3 only has 59,000 haha
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usaret - you drive how many miles per year!?! . my 2000 e46 only has 101,000 and 2006 X3 only has 59,000 haha
I'm averaging about 25,000...... I took delivery October 2008. And since my wife an I are both retired virtually none of those miles are from commuting. We have the wanderlust something terrible.
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echelon - what ramps are those? I need to invest in a pair
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I hate to do this, but bump! I will be changing my oil this weekend
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Look on the instrument clusteryou will see 2 buttons in the lower centre part of the dash,

1) Make sure the ignition is swiched off, press and hold the left button and turn the ignition on to the first position keep holding the button down until you see the display change

2)Lift you finger and press and hold again untill reset appears ( normally after aprox 5 seconds ) it will also flash, once this happens lift your finger again

3) Then press and release straight away, this should reset the service indicator.

I tried the above method to reset the service indicator after changing the oil and filter in my 2006 X3 diesel, but now I have a minus symbol in front of some numbers, does that mean I haven't done it correctly? I have tried numerous times but no change.
Any help greatly appreciated!

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