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Old 04-25-2005, 01:50 PM   #1
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***Great DIY video on how to change your own oil w. an extractor***

Found this on another forum. The E46 procedure is pretty much the same but without the need to remove the engine covers.

Great for DIY newbs.

http://pics2.tdiclub.com/video/cinci...xtraction.html
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wow great post thanks
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Old 04-25-2005, 10:48 PM   #3
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that was really detailed, anyone can start doing it

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Old 04-26-2005, 03:53 PM   #4
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Awesome video. How do you guys dispose of the oil filter? Do you take it into autozone with the used oil too?

Edited my typo.

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Old 04-26-2005, 10:35 PM   #5
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Awesome video. How do you guys dispose of the oil filter? Do you take it into autozone with the used oil too?

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Pour it out in the backyard. J/K
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We need a video to show us how to change oil?
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:54 PM   #8
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We need a video to show us how to change oil?
Well...I think people like me would need it very bad...
since I am like a beginner for DIYs on my own E46...
would ask a lot of Qs later on...thx for everyone's help!!!
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Old 10-24-2006, 07:10 PM   #9
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It's the same as any other car. Drain, fill, change filter.
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Found this on another forum. The E46 procedure is pretty much the same but without the need to remove the engine covers.

Great for DIY newbs.

http://pics2.tdiclub.com/video/cinci...xtraction.html
I just found this... Definitely useful for people who have NEVER done an oil change themselves, and especially if not with an extractor (i.e. ME). I was curious though... The guy in the video "extracts" the oil from the filter housing area as well, and I don't remember seeing that on any of the e46 DIY writeups involving extractors. Should that be done (sucking out the oil from the filter housing area)?
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Nice find!

We're selling these like crazy, which is what prompted my diy thread on the same topic. The video is a nice addition.

I've also been suggesting drawing out the excess fluid around the filter housing now, too. Great idea.

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Old 04-09-2007, 03:09 PM   #12
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Awesome video. How do you guys dispose of the oil filter? Do you take it into autozone with the used oil too?

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How do you get rid of the oil and filter? Auto parts store? Gas station?

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Correct. You can bring the oil to a service station or parts store. Check with them first - some stores don't accept waste oil.
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If you're using the Motive extractor we sell, it doubles as a transport container. No need to transfer the oil into other bottles for disposal.

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If you're using the Motive extractor we sell, it doubles as a transport container. No need to transfer the oil into other bottles for disposal.

You just carry that thing full of oil into autozone? For some reason, that sounds funny to me. But I'll buy one from you when I do my oil later this year.

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That is exactly how I do it. I put it in a plastic bag for safety, and right into the back seat of my car. The cap is very secure, and the hose has a clamp to close it off.

Simply unscrew the cap with integral pump, let it drip into the container, then dump it into their waste oil tank.

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I did my change a couple weekends ago using a mityvac, and when done, I put the tubes in a plastic bag, I put the full mityvac(6.5 quarts) into the original box with a paper towel as extra protection in the drain spout. and I used both sides of an empty 2 liter bottle(like the video), one half I had the used oil filter, and the other was used for a filter...when done I used a plastic bag for the wasted filter, and bottle, and put that along with the empty quarts of synthetic in the box bmw gave me for the 7 quarts of oil, 1 oil filter, 1 air filter, and 1 cabin filter...I then put that box on my front seat, and the extractor in front of my seat and moved my seat all the way up, and brought it to the recycling facility...the guys working there didn't want to take it at first, they weren't sure how to empty it out...I had to show them and then explain the benefits of an extractor...pretty nifty
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Hey guys... How much should I warm up the engine for the oil change with an extractor? I know that people usually say "operating temperature", but in the extractor instructions it says to make sure oil is WARM but NOT hot (and in case it's hot, to leave it cool down to warm). What does that mean? How would I know the "OK temp" for extraction?
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I will typically go for a 5-10 minute drive, then let it sit for about the same time.

When you begin drawing the oil out, keep your bare hand on the tube. If it feels too hot to hold, clamp it off and let it cool off some more.

Better to be too hot and wait for the cool down than not hot enough once you start extracting...

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I will typically go for a 5-10 minute drive, then let it sit for about the same time.

When you begin drawing the oil out, keep your bare hand on the tube. If it feels too hot to hold, clamp it off and let it cool off some more.

Better to be too hot and wait for the cool down than not hot enough once you start extracting...

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really?
wouldn't u rather it be colder so the rubber tube wouldn't melt?
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