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Old 05-03-2005, 09:53 AM
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First E60 Oil Change

I just did my 5k miles oil change. It took me about 45 minutes due to the first time to change oil in E60. Next oil change will be much less than 45 minutes.

I drove the car to rino ramp and unscrewed the cover (1 screw) to open the cover. The oil drain nut was facint the the passenger side wheel instead of the rear of the car. The drain nut was 17mm (same as my Volvo), and was amazingly "not" tight and "without" a copper washer ????

With the oil filler cap opened, I undid the drain nut and let the "dark" oil came out for about 10 minutes. Total oil that came out was about 6.5 quarts. Put back the drain nut with the copper washer and tightened the drain nut by hand first then wrench. I did not have the torque spec. for the drain nut so I just did it by feel.

Poured in 7 quarts of engine oil from the filler cap and put back the filler cap. I used a 36mm socket to unscrew the plastic oil filter cap. Once the filter cap was out, removed the oil filter element and installed the new filter element. Replaced the rubber o-rings on the filter cap and tightened the filter cap to 25 Nm as stated on the cap itself.

That was it.... Turned on the car and let it run for a couple minutes and checked for any oil leak from the drain nut and oil filter cap.

No oil service light came on and car ran great...... Next oil change will be at 10k miles.

Ching-Ho Cheng
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