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3327 Views 14 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  blueaudis4
Sorry guys I know this has been talked about many times before, and before you ask I have done a search but the thread I found has a fault with the pictures.
I have two green lights left and I know the oil service is next as the last was an inspection. I want to save a bit of cash and do it myself with the help of my dads mechanic who service's his range rover and has a hydrolic ramp. I will be ordering the oil from germany as it is cheaper, and getting the filter from BMW, however I need a bit of your help.
Could somebody give me a detail describtion of the correct procedure (which order to do things in) and some pictures of the the drain plug if possible. I already have the procedure for resetting the lights.

Many thanks.:M5thumbs:
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I'm not sure I would reset the lights. Then you would extend the interval until the next service.
 

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I don't plan on doing the oil until the last green light goes out, I am just getting everything in order.
OK, good ... It really is a no brainer, as we say ... Just be SUPER careful NOT to overtighten the drain plug. Also, I saw someone here suggest a "strap wrench" to hold the filter canister to reduce stress on the two bolts with rubber centers in them. They are commonly found broken on our cars.
 
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