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Bmw e46 oil change

Postby Kesar В» 18.03.2020

This version also works its simple magic on damn near everyone.

Approximate Time For This Project: 60 mins. Past DIYs and my impatient nature have taught me to always have at least 1 extra of each screw, bolt or clip! Some times you could simply loose one, break or even strip it! You could watch this video first to get an understanding of what needs to be done. The oil capacity for this particular engine is about 4. Oil Change Duration: I personally believe that the Engine Oil should be replaced every 7, miles or every 8 months, which ever is sooner.

Below is detailed information about the Synthetic engine Oil that should be used. The alternative engine oil as specified below was personally recommended by BMW when I spoke to them. If you have some time and really wish to understand the differences between the various oils available, you could read this article. Before your begin the Oil Change process, start the car and wait until the engine is warm. This will ensure the oil is warm and will help to drain it all out, so none stays stuck in the engine or sump.

Remove the Oil Filter Cover. When the cover has been removed: 1 Slide of the old Oil Filter Element 2 Remove the large black rubber O Ring from the Filter cap 3 Remove the 2 small black rubber O Rings from the bottom end of the cap that sticks out. Take the new large O Ring, lubricate with new engine oil and then fit it back to the Oil Filter Cover. Take the 2 small O Rings, lubricate them with new engine out and then fit them back on. Next lubricate the entire Oil Filter Element with new engine oil, fit it back onto the Oil Filter Cover and then fit it back in to the engine.

Tighten it to Using a Torque Wrench reduces any chances of damaging the nut. I recommend that the car be lifted on 4 Jack Stands so that it is level and all the oil can drain from the chamber. For more details on lifting the car on Jack Stands, please refer to this page. Remove the Sump Plug. You will need either a 17mm Socket or 6mm Hex Bit. Catch the oil being drained. Once you take out the Sump Plug, the old filthy oil will pour out and may take up to 20mins to completely drain out.

Optional: Once all the oil has drained, connect an Oil pump to the bottle of oil and pump some new oil into it about 10 pumps worth. This will remove any remnants of the old oil at the bottom of the sump. Next fit the copper Gasket Ring on the Sump Plug, fit it back on the sump and tighten it to It cost me a new sump!! Next open the Oil Cap by twisting it half way round to the left and then pulling it straight off. Normally it will come of easily, however if there is old oil and dirt around it, it may be a little stuck.

Use a funnel to pour in 4. Wait for 5 mins and then pull out the dipstick, wipe dry it with a tissue and then re-insert it back into it's hole. Wait for 30 seconds and then pull it out again and check if the oil level is correct, i. If not, keep adding more oil, repeating the above steps, making sure you do not over fill it.

Now lower the car and remove it from the Jack Stands. Start the car and ensure the Oil Pressure light goes off within a few seconds Let the car run for about 10 mins and then check for any oil leaks, i. Home impee BMW Misc.

It only comes in 1 litre bottles. Alternative Engine Oil. It comes in 4litre and 1 litre bottles. Part number: Part 2. Cup Oil Filter Wrench. It is recommended to use a Torque Wrench to avoid damage to the drain plug. For more details, please refer to this page. Either of them will open the Sump Drain Plug. At least a 5 Litre capacity. Should support up to 2 Tonnes. To lift car on stands, refer to this page. Recommended, to avoid making a mess in the engine.

Optional, as per step 9. Disposable Rubber Gloves. Part number: Part 2 see Section 2. Art no Use only if you wish to flush the Engine and Sump. Alternative Oil, recommended by BMW. Further below is a photo of the extra V8 sump Plug that I bought. You will need a 10mm Socket. Next lift up and pull out the plastic cover.

Next in reverse order, fit everything back into place.

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Postby Mugor В» 18.03.2020

My car does not have an oil pressure gauge. Followup from the Pelican Staff: If that is what is leaking, yes. Any suggestions on read article to reset if normal process from the dash panel does not work. Use a 17mm socket or wrench to loosen the drain plug.

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Postby Gozahn В» 18.03.2020

Put it and the housing top directly into the bag. A normal BMW plug would not fit and would leak oil. September 9,

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Postby Shaktimuro В» 18.03.2020

Before I turned on the engine I tightened the oil drain plug and I put 5 L of oil in. Followup from the Pelican Staff: What year is you vehicle? Learn more here You mention in this forum that the interval for oil changes is miles.

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Postby Ganris В» 18.03.2020

If you don;t have one, a shop will. Finish Line. Want to know if you're selling the "oil drain plug access door.

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Postby Jutilar В» 18.03.2020

Try draining a liter and then topping up until dipstick reads bw. Pouring oil into the filter housing will let it drain into the oil pan, with the cover off. February 17,

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Postby Mezizilkree В» 18.03.2020

After many oil changes, the threads are stripped. Is it changr over full and why might that be? Normally it will come of easily, however if there is old oil and dirt around it, it may be a little stuck. The photo of the vehicle on this page is a Euro-spec M3 with cats in section I, whereas US-spec M3s have cats in the headers. Loosen the oil filter hcange bolt with a 13 mm socket.

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Postby Vudolrajas В» 18.03.2020

Double check the oil level after a short drive and top up as needed. To lift car on stands, refer to this page. Figure J: Remove drain plug. Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes.

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Postby Zoloshicage В» 18.03.2020

Search for:. I have a e46 with 91k miles on it. Figure 6.

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Postby Dule В» 18.03.2020

Remember the oil level will change once the car is level and once you have started the car and the oil flows into all the cavities in the engine. Many thanks! Work with a slightly warm engine. Want to know if you're selling the "oil drain plug access door.

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Postby Kigal В» 18.03.2020

At this point the oil flow should have slowed to a drip. Personally I would stick with 5w30, unless BMW says different in the owner's manual. Remove oil pan access panel. Comments: I change my engine oil e46 i yr The oil drain plug was still on.

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Postby Mazurr В» 18.03.2020

Inspection Reset - Connect Pins 7 and 19 for 9 seconds. Close this window. Set the parking brake. Comments: for my e46 i year.

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Postby Matilar В» 18.03.2020

September 9, Comments: Hello. Remove oil pan access panel. Or, see what other questions readers have asked about this article Some times you could simply loose one, break or even strip it!

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Postby Daigal В» 18.03.2020

How much in litre exactly should the engine oil refill? Followup from the Pelican Staff: Most times low quality filter collapse within the 5k interval. Followup from the E6 Staff: You didn't mention what vehicle you have. Personally I would stick with 5w30, unless BMW says different in the owner's manual. Followup from the Visit web page Staff: An additive won't help.

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Postby Kajigar В» 18.03.2020

Figure Http://tophapfilmreapp.tk/and/target-grand-junction-colorado.php Replace sealing washer. In reality if the rating and grade are correct it should be ok. Ojl the service indicator tells you how many miles till you need to change your oil again by following these easy steps.

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Postby Dokasa В» 18.03.2020

Past DIYs and e46 impatient cbange have oil me to always have at least 1 extra of each screw, bolt or clip! The oil level should be within area marked by the green arrows. I then change jack stands at the two stock jack locations and slowly lowered the car on to them. Comments: Hi - My car is i, it comes from US, not sure what location, but the car is now bmw in Click to see more Rica.

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Postby Shar В» 18.03.2020

It's not a rod noise it just sounds loud like a dry motor. Comments: After my oil change,the oil warning light goes out after 8 to 10 seconds. Comments: I put full synthetic 10w30 in I have miles on my i.

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Postby Yozshulkree В» 18.03.2020

Find the drain plug and put a catch pan of some sort under it. As long as the other oil is approved by BMW is is fine. Try draining a liter and then topping up until dipstick go here correctly. The oil drain plug was still on. September 16,

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Postby Kagul В» 18.03.2020

Most filters do need to cyange pushed into the housing to reach the bottom. When checking the dip stick, it shows that it is over full well above the top mark and up to the op of the plastic indicator tip. Add Comment Cancel. Figure 7.

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Postby Taunos В» 18.03.2020

Install the oil drain plug with new sealing washer and torque to specs. E46 24, Keep an eye on the oil as it drains. The photo of the vehicle on this page is a Euro-spec M3 with cats in section I, whereas US-spec M3s have cats in the headers. Give bmw parts specialists a call change

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