Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Kings Mountain, NC, USA
Re: Question for oil change DIYers
BMW part #11 00 2 300 053 gets you an oil change kit. Included is a filter, the o-ring and a couple of crush washers, only 1 of which you will use.
Now here is my thoughs on using a factory filter. First of all, my LT is the only vehicle/engine I have that gets a factory filter, all else gets a NAPA or a WIX. The closest dealer is Charlotte. They are great folks and its nice to ride out there late on a nice Staurday morning, buy a filter kit, rub elbows with some fellow BMW riders, see whats new, socialize a little, tell Mark (the owner) the latest joke and have a hot dog and a drink and go for a ride. Have no idea what the price of the filter is, doesn't really matter.
Oil, I usually stock up by buying a carton of some good synthetic, Mobile 1 or Royal Purple and change it every 3k or so.
I'm one of those folks that change the oil by draing through the drain plug instead of leaving it in and dropping the filter cover.
That reminds me, about time to change oil in the transmission and the FD one of these days soon, another excuse to take a ride and get a quart, think 1 will fill both but will look in the manual and see.
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