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Thanks for the information Devon. (archive)

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Posted by Dusty on February 13, 2000 at 14:20:00:

In Reply to: Re: Oil Filter Chng. Yes I have checked the Archi posted by Devon Davis on February 13, 2000 at 13:09:00:

: : 1. What's with using natural oil for breakin before changing to synthetic? I'm not familiar with the need for a different breakin oil.
: Switch to synthetic if you aren't already using it.

: : 2.I am boggled by the lack of concensus among M'rs and dealers and the owners manual and BMWNA about what type of oil is in the darn thing. Does anybody really know?

: BMW uses BMW branded oil from many sources. Used to be Valvoline, seems to be Mobil One now.

: : 3.I read several mentions of using a 36mm socket to remove the top of the filter housing on 2.8's. My filter housing has a 13mm bolt that appears to hold the top plate on. Is this different in M's or in later models?

: Remove bolt off and the lid lifts off. 2.8 and ///M are different.
: Biggest problem I have had is getting the correct filter. Local dealership uses what came with the car. BMP shows a different number. Global Imports uses another number.

: : 4. does the filter housing top plate simply come off after removing this bolt or does it screw off also somehow? Do you need to tap it off from underneath.

: : Sorry for the anality of these questions but I want to keep this car forever and I want to do this right. Thanks

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