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Crack the canister bolt (more) (archive)

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Posted by Adnan on March 29, 2000 at 18:08:48:

In Reply to: Re: How tricky is an oil change on a BMW? posted by Rocky Adornato on March 29, 2000 at 16:16:41:

Hi,

Bentley states that the top bolt on the canister should be opened to release the air.

My sequence is to put the lid on the canister, tighten the bolt just a little (to keep oil from leaking out) and start engine. I turn it off right away and open the bolt; often you can hear the hiss of air escaping. Torque it down right away to the spec. (I forget the number, something like 24 lb-ft).

Start engine to check the light. I have never had to bleed twice, once is enough.

Hope this helps,
Adnan


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