How to change the oil on your 1995-2003 5-series or 1998-2005 3 series BMW.
The BMW cars that have this engine are listed in this link:
Here are the parts you need:
1. A pan to drain the oil into
2. A wrench to undo the drain bolt which is an 18mm wrench or socket
3. A 36mm socket with corresponding wrench that fits it, or a large adjustable (thumb) wrench that expands at least 1 and 1/2 inches or 36mm.
4. Ramps or a jack with axle / jack stands to raise the front of the car in the air. Don't get under the car if it is on a jack. Run the drivers side wheels up on a high curb and crawl up in under that way if you have to.
Replace BMW Fuel Filter
http://www.AutoWerksofAmerica.com - Replacing a BMW fuel filter is easily
done with a few simple tools and a little instruction. Some
recommendations: Do this job when the fuel tank is nearly empty and use
some kind of pan to catch the remaining fuel in the filter.
Consider replacing some of the rubber hose and rusty hose clamps when you
perform a BMW fuel filter change.
Part 1: Changing Automatic Transmission Fluid & Filter On A BMW/MINI
blog.BavAuto.com -- Most people think that because BMW and MINI call their
transmission fluids "Lifetime" or "Extended Service" it doesn't have to be
changed. Not true. To get the most out of your transmission and avoid a
costly, catastrophic failure, you should change the fluid and filter every
50,000 miles. Watch Bavarian Otto demonstrate how to do this on a BMW E39
(5 series 97 thru 03). You'll find the specific fluid and filter your
BMW/MINI needs in our online store at www.BavAuto.com.
DIY Transmission Oil Change BMW E46 Automatic
This simple video goes through the steps so you can go about changing the
transmission oil yourself in your bmw e46. The job itself wasn't hard at
all, but make sure you use proper jackstands and don't do what I did it
wasn't good as you will have to watch another video to check it out. Have
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98-2005 BMW E46 3-Series - How to reset oil inspection indicator. Reset service light
Step 1: Hold the knob
Step 2: Turn the key into position one while still holding the knob down
Step 3: Keep holding until it the work "Reset" pops up
Step 4: Let go of the knob and hold down on it again until the "Reset"
Step 5: When flashing let go and press the knob once more time and now your
inspection should set back to 25,000km
If fails please repeat the steps.
Hope this works for you!
Rear Differential oil change, BMW E46 3 Series
This video is pretty simple as long as you have some common sense you will
be able to figure it out. before changing oil make sure you have your BMW
safely jacked up, then once it's jacked up make sure you can remove the
fill plug first, once you have the fill plug out then proceed to remove the
drain plug. Safely drain oil into a container to properly dispose of.
Once its all done pump new oil into the differential and your all done.
How to change your brake pads. ( BMW )
Amazon has OEM BMW brake pads WAY CHEAPER than the dealer HERE:
How to change your brake pads. ( BMW )
Changing the Engine Oil in a BMW or MINI -- Vacuum Method
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In this DIY video we'll show you how to change the oil in your BMW or MINI
(and even other makes & models) using the vacuum oil changer. This method
and tool are applicable to BMW, MINI and others that have an engine oil
dipstick (and dip stick tube).
Changing the oil in your BMW or MINI yourself is a great way to save money.
There are two methods you can use in a DIY (do-it-yourself) oil change. In
the first method, you drain the oil from below via the oil pan drain plug.
This would typically be accomplished by jacking up the car and supporting
it with jack stands, or by driving the front wheels up onto ramps. Ramps
are very convenient and can be purchased at many auto parts and department
stores. If you prefer to use a floor jack and jack-stands (also handy for
future tasks that require the wheels or suspension to hang free), we show
you how to select and use floor jacks and jack-stands in the Winter 2009
and Spring 2009 Fast Times newsletters.
In the second method (the one we will show you, here), you use a vacuum
pump to suck the oil out through the dipstick tube. This method is
applicable to BMWs and MINIs where the oil filter can be accessed from
under the hood (i.e. without jacking up the car). Note that some late model
BMWs do not have oil dipsticks, and some oil filters cannot be accessed
from above. In these cases, the oil must be drained from below. Follow
along as we perform an oil and filter change on a late model, 6-cylinder
Here are the tools and parts used for this job (Some of the parts or tools
may not be needed for one or the other oil removal method (see above) or
particular BMW/MINI model:
* Bentley repair manuals:
* Oil evacuation/extraction tool:
* Oil filter wrench and oil change tools -- required for certain models:
* Ultimate oil filler funnel:
* Oil absorbent pads:
* Oil change drain pan -- for undercar method:
* Form-A-Funnel -- for undercar method:
* Disposable work gloves:
* 13mm to 17mm sockets and ratchet for filter removal
(17mm for this application)
* 13mm to 19mm socket and ratchet or box-end wrench
for drain plug (under-car draining)
* Oil filter:
* Motor oil -- Lubro-Moly, Red Line or BMW brand:
* Magnetic drain plug:
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BMW 325i Ugly Hazy Headlight Restoration by Headlight Restoration Service Florida
This BMW 325i headlights restoration took a doing. These headlights had
passed the yellow stage gone through the hazy cloudy stage of oxidation.
They were among the worst headlights that we have ever restore. Never the
less we were able to give these headlights a new look after our headlight
restoration service. Fixmyheadlights.com have been restoring headlights in
south Florida in the Miami Dade, Broward county area for the past 3 years.
The headlights in this video were restored in Lauderhill Florida close to
Coral Springs Tamarac and Sunrise. Mr Parks was very happy and pleased with
our headlight restoration service. His headlights in a like new look
condition dramatically improved the appearance of his car and also
increased his SAFETY as well.
BMW E46 3 series Front Brake Replacement
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This video shows the steps to replacing the Front Brakes on your E46 3
Series, this video would also pertain to most every other BMW model
equipped with Factory Original Brake Calipers and Rotors.