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  1. 630i 2005 cylinder 5 low compression and car on rough idle

    E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
    Hello guys, I'm tearing my hair out. My baby was all good until I decided to accelerate with sport mode on and then bang. Hands up I had missed my old change by a few 9 thousand miles. My lady had my car for a few months and I never checked. When it happened the codes said 4-6 coil pack...
  2. BMW X3 oil change question

    General BMW Questions
    Hey so I recently purchased a BMW X3 i28 2014 model from a Lexus dealership around 3 weeks ago (Guessing it was a trade in), and was wondering how ill be able to tell if I need an oil change. Because i checked the vehicle condition and it says that the oil level is okay but the service required...
  3. Oil Changes - Condition Based Servicing (CBS) system

    G20 (2019 - Current)
    I bought a new 2020 BMW 330i last November, and just had it in for my first service at 7,000 miles. To prolong the life of my engine, and prevent expensive problems from occurring down the road (this is my 5th BMW) -- I am considering having the oil changed every 5,000 miles, even if it's at my...
  4. Differential Oil change on 328i XDrive

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I am the original owner of this 328i XDrive N20 engine sedan. I hit 100k mileage. So I did ALL fluids. They all looked pretty good when drained. NONE were black just brown or tan in color no metal or wear paste on plugs. The only thing was how much fluid the rear Diff. took. I drained out about...
  5. Castrol & Genuine Oil Change Kits On Sale

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    Get ready for summer with a fresh oil change. All kits ship Free in the lower 48
  6. e70 35D 2012 - Oil check with Dip stick is dry

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hey guys, I changed my oil for the first time today. The recommended oil top up was 7.3L but to be safe I've only added 7L while the car is up on a ramp. After dropping the car to flat ground level, I wanted to add the 0.3L, But my Idrive and Dipstick is NOT the same. My dipstick is showing...
  7. How to Oil change for mini cooper R56 n16 2013 base hatchback (non S)

    The MINI Board
    Hey guys, My car is Mini cooper R56 N16 2013 base hatchback. After reviewing this link below to follow instruction to change engine oil, this confused me because its not showing the same car. My car has the engine filter on top, not from the bottom as in the link diagram below. Please...
  8. Recommended Oil? - 2013 Mini Cooper R56 Hardtop/hatchback

    The MINI Board
    Hi guys, What other recommended oil should I use for my car? Manual says: Viscosity Classes: 0W-40, OW-30,5W-40, 5W-30 Approved Oil Types: -Bmw High Performance SAE 5W-30 -BMW LL01 -BMW LL01 FE (FE- Fuel Economy properties) These oils are only suitable for the following engines: N1x...
  9. 2012 X5 35d e70 - LL01 vs LL04?

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hi guys, It's going to be my first attempt to change my own engine oil. I really don't want to screw it up. My question is I need help to pick the correct oil from Canadian tire. The manual recommended 0w-30, 0w-40 and or 5w-30 or 5w-40 Diesel is LL04. Castrol synthetic -Called the...
  10. '95 318ic Oil Plug

    E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hi folks. Just went to change my oil for the first time (myself) and it confused the hell out of me. Can anybody tell me what's going on here? I can't access my drain plug at all, and it looks like my mechanic hasn't either. I doubt they strip this piece off for an oil change, and I'm...
  11. Increase in MPG after Battery Replacement/Oil Change

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    After An oil change at my dealer, and a subsequent battery replacement installation by me, my MPG increased from 19.1 max ever to 21.6 for a 850 mile trip uphill from Daytona Beach to Western Kentucky. I'm sure the history data was cleared during the battery exchange, but we average about 2000...
  12. Stupid question . N63 oil change filter direction.

    F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Hi guys. really stupid question. It was my first time doing an oil change for my BMW 550 N63 and after I put in the new filter and oil, I realized the old filter indicated it had a direction.... I am pretty sure I put it in the correct direction, but can someone confirm that if I had it upside...
  13. I mixed 0W 40 Oil with 0W 20 HELP

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I accidentally bought castrol edge 0w 20 as the second bottle, so i filled up 5 quarts of 0w 40 and 2 quarts of 0w 20, is it bad ? and should i get it redone ? Please respond as this is concerning me for my vehicles health. :cry:
  14. oil changes fcp euro

    F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    my 2015 F36 is now out of warranty. i plan to do my own oil changes now. anyone here use fcp euro?
  15. Help!! Engine light after battery replacement

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hi, First time using a forum, but have read through many throughout the years! I'm in need of some major help/ advice. My 2011 335i xDrive e90 has just reached 80,000. It was due for an oil change and a new battery. This is the first time my BMW is out of regular and extended warranty. So I...
  16. 2015 BMW 428i GranCoupe (F36) Maintenance Schedule

    F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    In case it helps someone, I have collected this information about the Maintenance Schedule and Filling Quantities for my F36. The sources were the service manual and the BMW dealership (in Irvine CA). --------------------- Engine oil should be changed with the engine at operating temperature...
  17. Do I need an oil change?

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    I'm looking to get an oil change for my 2006 BMW x5 4.8is which I believe takes 8 quarts but I'm unsure as to what oil is best and what additives I can add. I just purchased the vehicle a little more than a week ago and have seen small amounts of white smoke come from the pipes but only randomly...
  18. Oil issue

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I got my oil changed at the end of last summer. They left a sticker on my car saying change it in Feb of 2017 or when you hit over 3K miles. I live in a small town and don't drive a lot, normally just around town. Well I just hit over 3K Miles. It went from 93,550 to 97K. I checked my oil level...
  19. Normal engine start sequence? (new BMW owner here)

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    New to owning a BMW....I bought an '09 335i e93. In a nutshell--Some of the lights that come on during start up have caused me a little concern--being a new BMW owner, i'm not sure if the concern is warranted. I'll attempt to post a video of start up, as well as a picture of only the ignition...
  20. Buying a used but still under warranty BMW with missed oil changes

    General BMW Questions
    Hi Everyone, I want to buy a used, but still under warranty BMW as such: 2014 428i Coupe 2.0 twin turbo Miles: 38,000 Used, but not certified. I looked at the carfax and the owner only did 2 oil changes in those 38,000 miles. I am attaching a screenshot of the carfax with the maintenance...