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      11-02-2011, 01:25 AM   #1
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1st oil change after 1200 mile service.

i need some schooling out guys on the m3 oil changing and torque setting on oil filter and drain plugs..Also can 1 be done at a time or both have to drain 2geter? easiest way to jack car with 1 floor jack i want the old oil a llllll out..! also do i reset computer i assume NO..JUST SOME POINTERS FROM SOMEONE THATS DONE IT BEFORE PLZ Chime in.. thanks I'm about to go for a cruise got wartm her up at 1:30 am boston time!!!! then right under the car i go...:da nce::dance
P.S> FOrgot to mention mile intervals fyi... 1200 was going to do again after 1200 more so would have been 2400mi... had no time so now I'm at 1500 miles more so it = 2700 miles. then i was going to do it again wen she hits 5000 miles..and keep doing it at every 5000 mile for lifetime of car........1200=2700=5000=10,000=15,000 now its bmw's time for service!!! What do u think to u sound good changed shorter than 5000miles if i really race her everyday ill do it say 2500 miles but i doubt that

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      11-02-2011, 02:20 AM   #2
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This thread helped a lot. It's a sticky in the DIY section.

I drained both plugs at the same time. Use an old turkey baster to suck up the oil from the oil filter housing.

Good Luck!

P.s. every 5000 miles is not necessary but if it makes you feel better, it's worth it.
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      11-02-2011, 03:38 PM   #3
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Definitely NOT less than 5K miles man; remember you have almost 10L in there, which is basically twice the amount of normal engines. And no need to change it now either; wait until 5K after the 1,200 service, which would be 6,200 miles. No need to throw your money away on oil changes. I also change it way before the recommended 15K miles, but mostly due to time (I put about 5K miles a year, coincidentally), but there's no need to go overboard due to the large oil capacity. If I drove the car more, I'd change it at 7,500 miles.

And yes, do a search for the DIY and also for the resetting of the computer. Good luck.
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