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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 09-02-2011, 07:27 PM
kcbimmer86 kcbimmer86 is offline
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2012 BMW X5-Location of Oil Filter and Drain Plug

hi all, i was just curious, would anyone know where the oil filter and the drain plug are located? obviously, the drain plug is located under the car but under which trap door? has anyone ever try changing the oil by themselves (if not covered by warranty) or has a good DIY-i would love to read it.
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:02 PM
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How can you not see the big old oil filter under the hood? Hint: Not under the car!
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:54 AM
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The oil filter is up top and you will need a large filter cap tool to remove. I find the original BMW unit has the best fit.
Did you find the correct oil drain bolt in the bottom? It is the regular bolt looking one that needs a socket to loosen. Not the ones that uses a hex bit.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:34 AM
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hi all, i was just curious, would anyone know where the oil filter and the drain plug are located? obviously, the drain plug is located under the car but under which trap door? has anyone ever try changing the oil by themselves (if not covered by warranty) or has a good DIY-i would love to read it.



If you are trying to do an extra oil change, you can pay for it out of pocket.

Just tell them not to reset the computer!
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