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      10-14-2017, 10:43 PM   #1
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DIY: Vortech V3 Supercharger oil change on my VF620 E92 M3

Searched around and could not find a proper guide to changing the oil on a Vortech v3 for E92 M3's, so decided to tackle it myself after watching the generic video from Vortech.
Tools I used:
Floor jack and jack stand
17mm + breaker bar or long handle 1/2 ratchet for wheel bolts
3/16 socket + extension on 3/8 ratchet
1/2 and 9/16 wrenches. Metric equivalents 13 and 14
8mm and 10mm for fender liner screws
empty water bottle to collect used oil
paper towels or rags for inevitable oil spillage
second set of gloves for when oil gets on first pair
I will mostly let my pictures speak for themselves, but I will cover a couple key points.
Drain hose needs to point down, which is why i decided to remove the entire front half of the driver's side front fender liner. I likely could have gone through the small access door, which is right behind the headlight, but I decided to remove it in its entirety so I had ample room to work.
When first breaking the bolt loose on the drain hose be careful for slippage which could cause damage to any body panels or bloody knuckles on the brake rotor or hub.
Make sure to check oil level after, via the dipstick removed from the filler hole.
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