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      04-23-2013, 02:43 PM   #45
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Awesome post.
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      04-23-2013, 03:21 PM   #46
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Great DIY post! Thanks for taking the time to video and post!
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      07-02-2013, 09:42 AM   #47
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Thanks so much for posting this. I'm currently contemplating doing this...however, I had one big question - What do you do with the remaining oil? I'm not sure how to store it before disposing?

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      07-02-2013, 11:25 AM   #48
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I use this, holds 12qt, I bought mine at Walmart for around $6.00

http://www.amazon.com/Hopkins-FloToo...=oil+container

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Thanks so much for posting this. I'm currently contemplating doing this...however, I had one big question - What do you do with the remaining oil? I'm not sure how to store it before disposing?
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      07-02-2013, 12:10 PM   #49
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I use this, holds 12qt, I bought mine at Walmart for around $6.00

http://www.amazon.com/Hopkins-FloToo...=oil+container
After I posted this, I actually looked on amazon as well and found this, which I'm leaning toward buying:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A1B7M9EQGNCLQA
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Thanks so much for posting this. I'm currently contemplating doing this...however, I had one big question - What do you do with the remaining oil? I'm not sure how to store it before disposing?
It's easier to buy the oil change catch pans that also doubles as a storage container. You can buy those for like $20 at autoparts stores. To make it easy, make sure they're big (but flat) enough so you don't have to change pans in the middle of a change.

I recently went through a change, a few recommendations:

1. buy 2 new drain plugs (about $1.77), if this is your first change, likely the dealer may have overtightened it and you might strip your drain bolt.

2. order a oil analysis kit from blackstone. Start taking oil samples at every change, it'll give you a preview of major issues with the engine. If you change the oil before the kit arrives, store it in a container and then transfer it to the kit.

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It's easier to buy the oil change catch pans that also doubles as a storage container. You can buy those for like $20 at autoparts stores. To make it easy, make sure they're big (but flat) enough so you don't have to change pans in the middle of a change.

I recently went through a change, a few recommendations:

1. buy 2 new drain plugs (about $1.77), if this is your first change, likely the dealer may have overtightened it and you might strip your drain bolt.

2. order a oil analysis kit from blackstone. Start taking oil samples at every change, it'll give you a preview of major issues with the engine. If you change the oil before the kit arrives, store it in a container and then transfer it to the kit.
Thanks for the suggestions. Where might you purchase two drain plugs?
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Thanks for the suggestions. Where might you purchase two drain plugs?
dealership, where else?
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dealership, where else?
Got it - I thought they may be generic bolts I could pick up at a chain store!
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Got it - I thought they may be generic bolts I could pick up at a chain store!
nah, you want a perfectly snug fit.
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      07-05-2013, 01:00 PM   #55
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Thanks for the feedback guys. Might have to do a brake job in the coming months, so I will try my best to make a video for that as well.

And to answer the question about what to do w/the remaining oil...buy a pan just like the one I had in the video (make sure it can hold >9 quarts, some are small!). You can take the container to an auto parts store and they'll dispose the oil for you.
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I might have missed it in the video, but what are the two drain plugs install torque values?
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      08-30-2013, 03:09 AM   #57
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I might have missed it in the video, but what are the two drain plugs install torque values?
I've used 25Nm.
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Thanks for the vid, OP.

A little off topic, but what all are you guys using for an oil change interval? I believe the dealer recommends 7,500, which feels 2,500 too late for me.

Mini recommended 10,000 which was great because I could change it myself at 5,000, let the dealer do it at 10,000, myself at 15,000, etc. Things get trickier with a 7,500 factory-recommended change interval. (If that is, in fact, the interval.)
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Thanks for the vid, OP.

A little off topic, but what all are you guys using for an oil change interval? I believe the dealer recommends 7,500, which feels 2,500 too late for me.

Mini recommended 10,000 which was great because I could change it myself at 5,000, let the dealer do it at 10,000, myself at 15,000, etc. Things get trickier with a 7,500 factory-recommended change interval. (If that is, in fact, the interval.)
The dealer recommends 15k, so you can use the same method as you did with the Mini (every 7.5k).
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