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Old 07-20-2008, 09:36 PM   #1
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E39 V8 Oil Change? WTF?

So I was going to change the oil in my 99 BMW 540I V8 tonight. Got it up on the lift, drop the pan, and I see this "oil drain plug" with a hex on it? All I had available tonight were hex keys, not the typical hex socket so I bagged it. Usually its a 17mm socket. Do you take it out so far with the hex, then a socket? The oil drain plug on my I6, as you all probably know, is a typical bolt. Why is this different?
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:05 PM   #2
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:02 AM   #3
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that's the correct drain plug buy the tool or take it to a shop and have them do it
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