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      10-28-2017, 11:18 PM   #1
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DIY: Oil change with installation of (1) magnetic drain plug

Floor jack, jack stand, BMW jack pad adapter, 3/8" ratchet, 3/8" 6mm socket, 1/2" ratchet, 1/2" extension, 36mm socket, sharp pick or small flat head screwdriver to remove oil filter o-rings, turkey baster or syringe
(2) 5 liter oil jugs ~ I ended up pouring in exactly 8 liters ~ car says oil level OK
(1)Oil filter (OEM, Mann, Mahle, Wix, etc)
(1) OEM pan drain plug
(1)17mm magnetic drain plug ~ I believe some of this engine is metal, at next oil change I will know if this is needed
(1)Roll of paper towels
(1)Oil waste catch pan
Multiple cardboard boxes broken down ~ only needed if you're a DIY'er who is laying on the ground doing this job

There are plenty of oil change DIY's for the S65, so I will just add a few small details about my procedure.
*When removing the 36mm oil filter housing top, surround it with a hefty amount of paper towels, so as to catch any spillage.
*If you forget the turkey baster just bunch up some paper towels, stuff them in the housing, let em soak for a few seconds, then toss them into a waste receptacle which you have placed right next to you.
*I believe the oil capacity of the S65 is 8.8L, but assume there is residual after you drain. I added exactly 8 liters
*Next time I do an oil change I will have handy (2) of the oem bolts, just in case. I know the ecstuning kit includes them.
*If you, like me, are used to using magnetic drain plugs, just know you can only fit (1) on this pan, and that is the rear bolt.
*Do not over tighten the oil filter housing cap, or the drain plugs, this should be obvious.
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