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      05-21-2020, 08:33 AM   #1
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X5, X6, X7 M50i oil change procedures, with pics, tools & part #s

First oil change. Recommended at 10k miles. I did mine at 4500, because I'm getting ready to have it dynotuned. Same procedures every time. Overall, a pretty easy, uncomplicated, straightforward job. I've done oil changes on "roughly" 60-65 cars.... this one is about a 3 (out of 10) on the difficulty scale.

Pics were taken with oily hands, laying upside down often.... so please bear with me. A few of the picture orientations are reversed.

Ask questions if you've got em.

Step 1. Lift that monster's air suspension up if you have it. If not, just lift it up with a floor jack. I jacked from the driver side, but it doesn't matter. Air suspension alone isn't enough room (I tried).

Step 1a: remove all jewelry before you crawl under the car.... lol Oops.

Step 1b; Gather tools needed;

1. BMW filter kit (part # 11 42 7 583 220)
2. Standard 3/8 ratchet
3. Standard 3/8 extention (4-6 inches)
4. Filter removal tool
5. 50mm torx socket (or allen equivilent)
6. Oil (My car took exactly 10 quarts)
7. Small pik/screwdriver (to remove filter housing o ring)
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Step 2: Locate the oil drain plug (passenger side) access hole..... as well as the filter housing access hole (driver side)
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Step 3: (with your oil pan under the car.... duhhhh).... remove the oil drain plug using a 50mm torx bit (a similar sized allen head socket would work just as well)

Step 4; Let all the oil drain out.

Step 5; replace the copper crush washer (my car actually didnt have one from the factory.... so don't freak out). It has one now though
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Step 6: Using a filter housing tool you've had since the early 90s..... or a BMW approved one ..... remove the filter housing and filter assembly.

Note: whatever you use, it needs to be a "top mount" style oil filter wrench. There is no access to turn from the side.

All vehicles are different. This one will have a bit of "splash out" when you remove the filter housing. It's unavoidable. Just be prepared for it.
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Step 7: pop the old filter out (just pull up with a little force).

Step 8; replace filter in the exact same orientation (filter label down inside the housing).... push firmly until it snaps in.

Note; small rubber O-ring is not used.

Step 9; replace large rubber o-ring around the outside of the filter housing

Step 10; Replace filter housing and filter assembly in the exact same orientation as removed
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Step 11; Select the best oil that money can buy (Royal Purple) if you're a real man that loves your car.

If you're a cheapskate that doesn't care about your car.... just use some other substandard oil found at Walmart..... You can grab it next time you pick up your monthly supply of Summer's Eve vaginal deodorant spray.

Yea.... I said it..... shots fired..... whatcha got? LOL

0W30 is the recommended weight. I intentionally went with 0W40 for the summertime to add a bit more protection during startup. Obviously not "required", just my personal preference.
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Step 12: remove oil filler cap on front/passenger side of engine bay.

Step 13: Using appropriate funnel, fill oil "about" 9 quarts, then check the level on the dipstick (located right next to the oil fill).

Note; My car, took exactly 10 quarts..... but check it at 9 to be sure you don't overfill
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Step 14; Start your car normally, allow it to warm up (it will only measure after the car is at full operating temp) and check the oil level in the following steps on Idrive;
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Step 15; Follow the oil reset procedures in this video (I didn't see the sense in remaking one, because it's already been done well).

Good luck! Ask questions if you have any!


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