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      08-21-2010, 03:42 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by JimD View Post
You have to remove and replace a couple O-rings on the filter housing which is easier with a little screwdriver or ice pick.
I've always removed O-rings with my hands by just squeezing them with one hand, and rolling the O-ring out of the groove with the thumb from the other hand . It takes little strenght, and zero damage. Just did an oil change on my M3, and it was cake to remove both O-rings. I avoid sharp tools at all costs, even wrapped in something as they usually poke right thru.

OP, you got good advice man. I'd only add to learn how to properly check oil level and you'll be set. That'll make topping your oil level a snap . Good luck.