No, because some feel the oil change interval is about the same as the oil filter change interval. If one wants to change the oil more often, then also the filter.
One thing would be nice to answer. In some BMWs, the oil filter is near the top of the engine. If you change it first, will lots of oil spill?[/QUOTE]
No, most of the oil in the oil filter housing drains back into the pan when the engine is shut off so only the oil trapped in the filter mesh and an ounce or so in the bottom of the housing are what's left. The little bit of oil that doesn't drain is because the filter housing sits at an angle and there's a small pocket that winds up below the return outlet.
If anything I'd consider the other way around, changing the oil a couple times without changing the filter, since I use fairly short (4K-5K) change intervals. In reality though the filter is the cheapest component of the oil change process and changing it gives you something to do while you wait for the oil to drain.Is it worth changing the oil filter maybe a couple of times again during the oil change interval for the N52 engine?