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Old 12-17-2004, 02:48 PM   #1
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Oil change how to?

Ready to make my first DIY oil change. But drain pan does not fit under car - too low to the ground. How do I do this? Do I use ramps to raise front end? If I do this will oil drain completely? This is my 3rd BMW and I never had this problem before. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-17-2004, 02:52 PM   #2
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drive up on some wood....

here is what you want to read....near the bottom is a 2000 328i.


http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...highlight=jack

And remember to use the GOOD oil:

castrol Syntec 0w-30 (made in GERMANY only)
Mobil 1
or the BMW 5w-30 from the $tealership.

and make sure you torque the pan bolt and filer housing using a torque wrench!
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Old 12-17-2004, 03:24 PM   #3
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Why do you need to torque the bolt or the filter housing? Just tighten it.
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Old 12-18-2004, 03:29 PM   #4
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then how do you reset the oil service mileage thingy when you first turn the key??

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Old 12-18-2004, 05:02 PM   #5
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then how do you reset the oil service mileage thingy when you first turn the key??
RESETTING OIL SERVICE INDICATOR:

If your OBC needs to be reset after completing your oil change, there are two ways. NOTE: If you miss a step, just turn the key back off and try again:

A. Model Year 1999 to Mid-2000: You should have the older round 20-pin DLC connector under your hood behind the battery terminal, you need to use a small length of wire to connect (short) pins 7 and 19 for 3-5 seconds with the ignition key in position 1 (Accessory).

B. After Mid-2000: You should not have the 20-pin DLC connector. You only need to hold the left odometer reset button while turning the key to position 1 (Accessory). Keep holding the button for 5 or so seconds until any of the following shows in the display: OIL SERVICE or INSPECTION with RESET or RE. Release the button and press it again for another 5 or so seconds until RESET or RE flash. While the display flashes, press the button one more time briefly. If done correctly, END SIA should show up for a few seconds. All done.
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Old 11-02-2005, 11:19 PM   #6
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