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      11-15-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

Does anyone know of any videos on performing an oil change on the s65? I've searched this forum and found instructions on performing one but was curious if anyone made a video yet. On YouTube there are quite a few for other BMW models but can't find one for the M3.
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Does anyone know of any videos on performing an oil change on the s65? I've searched this forum and found instructions on performing one but was curious if anyone made a video yet. On YouTube there are quite a few for other BMW models but can't find one for the M3.
If someone can't complete the oil change based on just the DIY they shouldn't be near the car with any kind of tools at all. Out of all the cars I've had, this one is the easiest to change the oil.
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      11-15-2012, 06:05 PM   #3
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Changing oil on a 90s Honda Civic is a lot easier and faster than the M3... But the M3 is not hard by any measure. The DIY is pretty thorough.
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It's really easy and straightforward. If you can change the oil on a Civic you can do it on the M3. The only real difference is that there are two drain plugs. Or you could just get the dealer to do it if you're still under warranty?
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Changing oil on a 90s Honda Civic is a lot easier and faster than the M3... But the M3 is not hard by any measure. The DIY is pretty thorough.
Never had a civic but on my wife's old Sentra, the filter was under the engine and no matter how you contorted your body, it was near impossible to remove the filter without oil dripping out of the block all over you. At least in the M3, the filter is accessible from the top.
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      11-15-2012, 09:37 PM   #6
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If someone can't complete the oil change based on just the DIY they shouldn't be near the car with any kind of tools at all. Out of all the cars I've had, this one is the easiest to change the oil.
Agreed. Check out the DIY. If you can't change the oil from reading that then you're probably better off having the dealer do the work.
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If you need a DIY to change oil, you should t be changing oil.
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Hey guys,

Does anyone know of any videos on performing an oil change on the s65? I've searched this forum and found instructions on performing one but was curious if anyone made a video yet. On YouTube there are quite a few for other BMW models but can't find one for the M3.
Just follow this thread and make sure you follow the 2nd and 3rd pic.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185785
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Hey 808MGuy, next time you do a oil change can I come watch and learn?
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      11-16-2012, 08:29 AM   #10
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I need to change mine pretty soon, maybe I will take some extra time and make a DIY vid.

But as others have said, don't be scared...

make sure the engine is somewhat warm, open up the filter housing and remove the existing filter. then remove the leftover oil inside the housing. next, insert the new filter and replace the 2 gaskets of the filter housing.

after that all you have to do is drain the oil out from the two drain plugs, put the plugs back in, and refill with oil! Make sure you put slightly less than the full amount...take it for a drive and allow the engine to warm up so that the oil level may be displayed. Add oil accordingly to bring the level up to full. Make sure you don't overfill though, add a small amount at a time.
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      11-18-2012, 11:34 AM   #12
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FWIW, What I did you remove excess oil.

I once put in too much oil. To remove, I used a turkey baster to remove the extra oil from the oil filter reservoir. After I removed the excess oil from the filter reservoir, I had to tighten the filter cap and start the engine so that more oil would fill up the reservoir so that i could suck more out to get to a safe level.
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      11-18-2012, 08:07 PM   #13
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Changing the oil is easy, having the right tools to jack up the car is what's stopping most folks I think.

Here's what I have

BMW jack pads
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Two floor jacks or ramps that least lift the front end
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I had a bit of trouble with the hex socket. It was on pretty tight and I only had Allen wrenched to work with!

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Never had a civic but on my wife's old Sentra, the filter was under the engine and no matter how you contorted your body, it was near impossible to remove the filter without oil dripping out of the block all over you. At least in the M3, the filter is accessible from the top.
Nissan's sucked about that. They put the damn filter on the firewall side if their transverse V6 in the past.
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      11-26-2012, 04:00 AM   #15
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Hey 808MGuy, next time you do a oil change can I come watch and learn?
Too bad I didn't check back on this thread earlier. Just did it yesterday along with my A/C microfilters for my 60,000 service and replacement of my front underbody shields which was a major PITA!
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