Yes. There is a formal drain plug,(8mm Allen), that is located behind the filter access cover. Some guys don't bother pulling this, just the access plate with the 3 screws. Just be aware that hot oil will be coming out somewhat haphazardly, and additional oil will come out when you pull the filter. Best to crack open the cover slightly and let drain. Once the cover is removed, you will need an appropriate oil filter wrench to remove the filter which resides in a cavity above the pan. I bought mine from BMW, but I believe there are cheaper alternatives. This filter wrench allows you to attach a 3/8 drive extension and ratchet to remove and replace. Replenish new filter with oil, screw in place. Clean access cover and install new rubber O ring into covers groove. Carefully reinstall making sure not to overtighten the small Allen heads, I've heard they will snap off if overtorqued. Refill with new oil.Mopos said:Am I correct with the three allen bolts?
The filter kit actually fits a few different bikes so they package in the necessary crush washers for each bike.lemahieu said:IThere were also three metal washers included in the kit - two smaller and one larger. Can anyone tell me what these three metal washers are for? They ended up as leftovers after the oil change was complete.
Hi, Jim,loansumrider said:getting ready to do a 24k. what is the part # or od of the auto zone wrench. I have a long week end and need to stay close to the house. thought i might just take apart the LT and change fluids.
These are most likely crush washers for the final drive (one for drain, 1 for fill), and transmission (1 for fill).lemahieu said:I just changed the oil on an '02 LTC for the first time. I purchased an oil change kit from Chicago BMW. There was the filter, rubber filter washer, and O-ring for the filter cover. There were also three metal washers included in the kit - two smaller and one larger.
Can anyone tell me what these three metal washers are for? They ended up as leftovers after the oil change was complete.