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      05-31-2017, 03:26 PM   #1
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Best Place to buy Oil Change kit?

Any recommendations?

Some places vary in type of oil...
Some come with a replacement drain plug and some do not..

Kinda confusing...

ECS
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...11427640862kt/

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https://www.getbmwparts.com/partloca...catalogid=4462

https://www.getbmwparts.com/partloca...catalogid=4462


OW-30 vs 5w30??
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      05-31-2017, 04:08 PM   #2
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my last service visit at bmw dealership, they used WARRANTY LL01 5W-30. I would recommend getbmwparts if they offer s&h already included in the price.
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I've always got my oil change service kits from ECS for Mercedes and BMW. Been shopping with them for years and they provide OEM parts. Highly recommended.
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If you have a 4-Cylinder engine, then replacement drain plug should be included with the filter. Those cars have a plastic oil pan and plastic drain plug and the drain plugs are supposed to be for single use. 6-cylinder engine is a metal pan/drain plug and you can re-use the drain plug.

I've bought oil change kits from getbmwparts in the past, but recently switched to using Liqui-Moly 5W30 Special Tech oil (it's BMW LL01 certified) and noticed less "clatter" from my N20 engine (the 4 cylinder "normal" sound is like a diesel engine when first running cold). I bought it through bavauto along with their filter kit (which included a replacement drain plug).
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Call it crazy, but FCPEuro has a lifetime replacement on parts & allows you to return your used oil & filter! https://www.fcpeuro.com/BMW-parts/32...13&m=20&e=2122

Here's how you return the used oil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYsJc5BsPO4
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Call it crazy, but FCPEuro has a lifetime replacement on parts & allows you to return your used oil & filter!
Its true, since I found out about FCPEuro's Lifetime Replacement policy, I've been buying ALL of my BMW parts from them (oil, air filters, brake pads, rotors all covered). I can't imagine why you would go anywhere else.

I believe this is the kit you need:
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...-11427640862kt

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      06-07-2017, 10:56 PM   #7
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Call it crazy, but FCPEuro has a lifetime replacement on parts & allows you to return your used oil & filter! https://www.fcpeuro.com/BMW-parts/32...13&m=20&e=2122

Here's how you return the used oil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYsJc5BsPO4
Wow. I am going to give them a shot on my next change. Thank you!
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too cool to be true, i will give them a try and thanks for sharing.
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Amazon

I am using PP EURO 5W-40 and found on Amazon for $7 then purchase 10 Mann Oil Filters at discount as well. Love ECS for their website and Bavauto & Getbmwparts but there are cheaper alternatives if you piece it together yourself.
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Thanks for the advice guys. Any place you can recommend for me to buy the tool needed to remove the oil filter? Besides that I guess I need an oil pan and then I should be good to go?
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I use this...works perfectly.
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/vol...cta-tools-2489
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https://www.bavauto.com

They are specialists in BMW/Mini
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Thanks for the advice guys. Any place you can recommend for me to buy the tool needed to remove the oil filter? Besides that I guess I need an oil pan and then I should be good to go?
What do you need an oil pan for

You're just changing the oil - you need:

OIL
FILTER
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What do you need an oil pan for

You're just changing the oil - you need:

OIL
FILTER
I meant to catch the oil, oil drain pan.
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I meant to catch the oil, oil drain pan.
Ah that makes sense

I use this one:

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-schwaben...-liter/poc-10/

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Went with FCP, best price and ill have to try and return my oil when im done with it lol
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Any recommendation on a torque wrench for the oil cap? Looks like specs are 6Nm (53 in lbs) and my current torque wrench doesnt go down that low.
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I've always got my oil change service kits from ECS for Mercedes and BMW. Been shopping with them for years and they provide OEM parts. Highly recommended.
I just bought from ECS and it was $30 cheaper at the other site. That is what I get for being impatient.
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Call it crazy, but FCPEuro has a lifetime replacement on parts & allows you to return your used oil & filter! https://www.fcpeuro.com/BMW-parts/32...13&m=20&e=2122

Here's how you return the used oil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYsJc5BsPO4
When I first read "return your used oil and filter" I thought you meant simply for recycling, which didn't make any sense to me because you can recycle your used oil at just about any auto parts store. Then I watched the video and read the comments, and it really does mean "return" (for credit). Unbelievable. Buy once, then pay for shipping henceforth.

Whodathunkit?
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Quote:
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Call it crazy, but FCPEuro has a lifetime replacement on parts & allows you to return your used oil & filter! https://www.fcpeuro.com/BMW-parts/32...13&m=20&e=2122

Here's how you return the used oil:
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Originally Posted by John in VA View Post
Call it crazy, but FCPEuro has a lifetime replacement on parts & allows you to return your used oil & filter!
Its true, since I found out about FCPEuro's Lifetime Replacement policy, I've been buying ALL of my BMW parts from them (oil, air filters, brake pads, rotors all covered). I can't imagine why you would go anywhere else.

I believe this is the kit you need:
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...-11427640862kt
I know where I'm getting my next oil change and brakes done! That's awesome! I'd do it now if it wasn't for my stockpiling 2 oil changes ago lol.
Took advantage of the 5 qts and filter for 25$ at advance. Castrol edge synthetic stx.
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Anyone use ARAL Super Longlife III oil? If so, is it better than the Mobil1?
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      09-22-2017, 08:59 AM   #22
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BTW did my oil change yesterday. Easy.
Put the old oil back in containers and will ship for "warranty" claim
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