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I will be changing my oil and filter soon. Last time I drained 7 ltrs out of it.Before draining, the oil gauge had the oil level, dead even. I will add 8.8 liters when I change the oil....is that the correct amount w/filter?
 

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Sounds about right. I add 8L after oil and filter (have 2 drain plugs in my pan). After the quick read, it is usually just at minimum level. Add about 0.5L and check after driving and top off.
 

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If you can not get the triangle to stay

i have been attempting this procedure for a few weeks with no luck. Following exactly, with the data showing in the window, when I hit and hold the trip reset button, the red triangle would flash up, but I would never get it to stay when I let go of the button, and there for could never get to the maintenance items to reset. So I tried everything I could think of...I finally got it today. Here is what I did. when the red triangle showed up, I hit and held down the "check" button, then released the trip reset button....then the maintenance icons showed up....the funny thing is that now when I try (since the above procedure), it comes up as it should WITHOUT the use of the "check" button.

Thought this might help someone esle save some time....I have spend hours and just tripped on this sequence and it worked.

I also found a way of getting the software/firmware to display on the same screen for what that is worth.
 

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i have been attempting this procedure for a few weeks with no luck. Following exactly, with the data showing in the window, when I hit and hold the trip reset button, the red triangle would flash up, but I would never get it to stay when I let go of the button, and there for could never get to the maintenance items to reset. So I tried everything I could think of...I finally got it today. Here is what I did. when the red triangle showed up, I hit and held down the "check" button, then released the trip reset button....then the maintenance icons showed up....the funny thing is that now when I try (since the above procedure), it comes up as it should WITHOUT the use of the "check" button.

Thought this might help someone esle save some time....I have spend hours and just tripped on this sequence and it worked.

I also found a way of getting the software/firmware to display on the same screen for what that is worth.
It took me quite awhile to get the sequence to work when I first changed my oil, tranny, & rear diff oil! ...I'm not too far from doing my 2nd oil change, which will probably again take me a few tries before I finally get it to reset!
 

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very simple process once know what you are doing. done it 2 weeks ago while it was raining lol. was not fun but saved a bit of cash. only had drain plugs in the oil filter and the pan, no 2nd drain plug. Mine is 07 EU spec. could not figure out how to reset the service so gave it to my mechanic to do it while he sorted out the aircon. Done it free of charge as well :)
 

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does any one have the step by step process? I'm thinking about it doing it myself soon
Attached is the BMW procedure. NOTE: early cars have one drain plug, later cars have two drain plugs. Also, M6 requires removal of underbody panel to access second drain plug and oil filter. Not the case on M5.
 

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dont think about it, just do it... its no more or less difficult than changing the oil in any other car... taking the under panel off is annoying but just bolt on, ur going to need a 25mm socket which is pretty big and you wont have in your normal ratchet/socket set so make sure to order it prior to doing the job, its to take off the housing on the oil filter... the one tip that is most important above all else, snuggly tighten drain plugs and oil filter housing DO NOT CRANK THEM as tight as possible, ull strip them, destroy them, and then good luck w fixing that issue...
 

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I am about to change the oil for the fist time in my 2007 m6. I have done it dozens of times in non bmws. One question I have is the op said "primed" it before starting it. What is that? The PDF doesn't mention it.
 

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I have tried changing the oil filter in my 2006 m6 but cannot get the cap off. It is stuck on there. Ive bought all kinds of wrenches but none of them work. I tried a 86mm cap wrench and it seems like it does not fit. Its too big. Any ideas?
 

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O'Reilly's autoparts carries 10w60 fyi love the post and the car! I got the 07 coupe black on black!
 

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So last night I decided to change my own oil on my 2007 M6 and found it to be quite easy and straight forward. I went to my local dealership and bought 9 quarts of 10W60 oil and filter. Funny this was I bought a Oil filter from my local parts store but they didn't have the 10W60 oil, so I went to BMW. At BMW I bought a second filter because I wanted to see if the aftermarket filter was different in quality or design. I get home and I noticed that the two filters were completely different in size!

So I park the car on my driveway and put it on jackstands. I found the oilpan and the drain plug, which was simple enough but I couldn't find the oil filter cannister! I searched on the internet and couldn't find an answer. The posts were for the M5 and was saying it was right beside the oil pan, but it wasn't in my car. So I just looked underneath and followed the lines to an oil cooler. From there I dropped the front underskirt which was about 6 screws and 4 bolts. And there it was, the oil filter cannister is located on the passenger side, right beside the front passenger wheel, underneath the black plastic underskirt. I removed the oil cap, I drained the cannister oil by removing the 6mm hex drain plug, drained the oil from the oil pan from a similar 6mm drain plug.

This is the funny part. The filter I got from the BMW dealership was the wrong one! So basically, if I hadn't bought the other oil filter from my local parts shop, I would be screwed! So I changed the filter, ring seals and washers. Put everything back together underneath and the car back on the ground.

Filled it with the 9 quarts of oil, primed it and then ran the car.

I reset the computer by turning the ignition on but not starting the car, pressing the odometer reset button for 5-10 seconds which then displayed my service warnings, then pressed the reset button until it came to the oil reset. Press and hold for 5-10 more seconds until the display said "reset?" and pressed the reset button again which then resetted the oil service warning til the next service.

All done, total time 2 hours. Total cost: Oil filter $25, Oil: $150. BMW dealership quoted me $395 for an oil change plus tax. Next time, now that I know where the oil cannister is, should take less than 1 hour!!!

Hope this helps, I know pictures would have been nice, but maybe on the next oil change.
I went to auto zone and asked for the 10w60 synthetic oil. The man at counter said, " No, we don't have it." As I was walking away, a man at the commercial side counter yelled to me, "yes we do!! its over here !!!" at there commercial vehicle counter tucked away behind counter!! Imagine that!!!
 
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