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      11-13-2008, 12:12 AM   #1
First Lieutenant

Drives: E90 M3 Sedan
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Charleston, SC

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Arrow DIY: Let's Change the Engine Oil

Saw a request for this. I let the dealer do the 1200 mile service because of the power requirement for transmission fluid change, so I have not changed my own oil yet. I am planning on it at 5000 miles, along with a Blackstone oil analysis. The handwritten notes shown include torque values. Oil filter kit part number is 11 42 7 837 997. This includes the O-ring for the filter cover and all crush washers.

Update 8 years later:

Use 25 Nm for the drain plug. The other torque values I have handwritten in my notes are for the oil filter housing and other projects. I am tired of reading about confusion. Hopefully this helps. Also, BMW changes torque values all the time, that's why they always refer you to a torque table instead of putting the torues in the repair documents. Do your research before you take your car apart.
Jon Maddux
16 X5d | 08 M3 Sedan | 06 M Coupe | 01 M coupe | 99 M coupe

Last edited by JonM; 03-08-2016 at 01:17 PM.