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Re: Any tips/tricks to performing oil/filter chang (archive)

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Posted by TedM5 on June 05, 2002 at 11:31:18:

In Reply to: Any tips/tricks to performing oil/filter change? posted by Sean on June 05, 2002 at 10:58:50:

No tricks to oil change... loosen (only) the off-center nipple to drain the oil from the filter housing then remove the large bolt through the middle and lower the housing. New filter should have two small o-rings and one big one for the housing. When reinstalling, position the drain nipple at the lowest part of the housing and tighten up the main bolt, but don't crank it till it stops, all you're doing is crushing the o-ring. Snug like a regular oil filter should do it. Don't forget to tighten the drain nipple, again, not too tight, it's aluminum. (Fear of overtorquing aluminum came from stripping the spark plug holes in my old 2002 - that sucked)
Good luck

I'm going to be changing the oil and oil filter soon and was wondering if there are any things to look out for. I have never performed a filter change on these types of filters. Which bolt(s) do I need to remove to get to the filter element? I've got the Bentley manual for the E28, but it was not very clear. I feel like a nimrod even asking this, but I want to make sure I don't screw anything up. There are several bolts on the filter housing and I don't want to remove the wrong one(s).



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