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Old 07-17-2014, 06:55 AM
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Oil change

I'm a fan of DIY when it can save me some money. Anyone have a good source for supplies for the filter, oil and wrench to change the oil in the 128 vert I'm getting next week? Thanks!


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Old 07-17-2014, 12:33 PM
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I'm pretty sure the engine in your 128i is identical in this regard to the one in my X3. Last supply of oil filters I got was from Bavarian Autosport; Pelican Parts is also another online source I've used. Just price shop the web.

Mobil 1 0W40 Euro Formula (what I've been using) is available from most auto parts stores; some Wal*Marts even stock it. You'll probably want to confirm on the labeling that it's the 0W40 approved by BMW.

When you refer to "wrench" I presume you mean the tool that lets you easily wrench off the filter cap? I picked up mine from ECS Tuning; Tischer is another source. Again, you'll want to confirm that this tool will fit your filter cap.
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:57 PM
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Thanks for the advice. Best I can tell I need the 5w30. And yes, I was referring to the wrench for the oil filter. I found two sites that sell the supplies. Getbmwautoparts.com seems to be the best prices for these supplies I've found yet.


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Old 07-17-2014, 03:24 PM
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... Best I can tell I need the 5w30...
I think the BMW-issue oil is synthetic 5W30; but Mobil 1 0W40 is on the BMW approved oil list for my vehicle (and I would presume, with the same basic engine, yours as well); so you can theoretically substitute it if you can get a better deal on it.
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:43 PM
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Ah. I see. Rhanks


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Old 07-17-2014, 06:40 PM
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I would use 0W-40. I've used it on all the BMW's I've owned thus far.
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:28 PM
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Cheaper or more costly?


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Old 07-18-2014, 07:25 AM
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Cheaper or more costly?
Typically Mobil 1 0W40 Euro can be had for less than what BMW dealers charge for their BMW-branded synthetic oil (which is almost certainly packaged by some motor oil company for them). Check around at your local auto parts stores or Wal*Mart; I got a bunch of it on sale at O'Reilly's a while back at about $5/quart.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:22 AM
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Great tip! Thanks. Love saving money where I can.


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Old 07-18-2014, 09:11 AM
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Amazon is the place to go for many service items like tools and parts:

http://www.amazon.com/Assenmacher-Sp...ter+wrench+bmw

http://www.amazon.com/Mann-Filter-HU...oil+filter+bmw

For oil, you can go to Wal*Mart for Mobil 0W40 European Formula in 5 qt jugs.

Regarding oil changes, you can find how-to videos on the Internet.
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:30 AM
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Thanks for the resources!


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I use Mobil 0-40W from Walmart. I buy it in the 5 qt containers which are less than $25 each. I get Mann filters from Amazon. Much cheaper than oil change kits from Tischer which I've also used.

My cap wrench came from Bavarian. I like the fact that it has a 17mm head which is the same size as the drain plug. So one socket does both.
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:36 PM
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So even with these products you see no impairment in function?


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Old 07-19-2014, 07:42 PM
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Better hurry - Mobil 1 0W40 was only $22.47 today!
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:48 PM
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Where at? What is it usually? $25?


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Old 07-20-2014, 06:58 PM
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Comes up 22.66 at Walmart for me today. Filter is less than $10 at Amazon but you need to buy something else to get free shipping. If you do that, you pay about $55 the first time and less than $35 the next time for oil and filter. Kits from BMW are more like $75, every time.
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:19 PM
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Wow. So you're saying get the oil at wal mart and get the filters at amazon?


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Old 07-21-2014, 09:41 AM
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Comes up 22.66 at Walmart for me today. Filter is less than $10 at Amazon but you need to buy something else to get free shipping. If you do that, you pay about $55 the first time and less than $35 the next time for oil and filter. Kits from BMW are more like $75, every time.
If you purchase $35 of stuff, shipping is free. I can always find stuff I need that totals at least $35.

Amazon is a very good place for filters, brake pads, and other stuff for cars. One exception is oil which is just too heavy and bulky. Walmart is the place for oil, waxes, polishes, and cosmetic items.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:35 AM
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Great. Thanks again.


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Old 07-21-2014, 07:45 PM
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What's the price on that?


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