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      11-26-2013, 10:49 AM   #11

Drives: Gray E92 M3
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Indiana

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Originally Posted by Mr Sparkle View Post
based on my experience, I also recommend replacing the plugs after the dealers changed it, or you'll risk stripping the bolt. It is made out of softer metal. For the oil change, buy the extra plugs, and have extras on hand in case you strip it. It's only like $1.47 or something.

I think Red Baron once had an unsuccessful oil change where he couldn't get the drain plug out without stripping the plug. (also without an extra one on hand, what a PITA, that and it was hot, muggy, and raining during the oil change)
I have experienced this. Luckily I ordered drain plugs (but forgot). Got one drain plug out, went to the second and it was already stripped due to the dealer. Ran to Lowes for an extraction tool and auto part store for new draing plug. New drain plug didn't work too well, but would allow for a seal and let me get the car off the lift.

Put in 1L of new oil, reached for the 2nd liter and realized I had new drain plugs. I switched them our real quick but lost some new oil.

Anyways, that was the longest oil change I have ever completed...