http://www.AutoWerksofAmerica.com A BMW oil change is easily done with a few simple tools and a little instruction. Our example is a 1997 BMW E36 M3. Refer to your owners manual and follow all the safety precautions.
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How to clear Check Engine Light and Fault Codes BMW
The method of clearing engine light needs to pass inspection. If you have
check engine light turning on after the car runs for several miles. Park to
nearest Inspection station, and after clearing Check Engine Light, bring in
for inspection. This is good only for car manufactured before 1996 BMW. It
also reset all the fault code BMW.
Below is BMW Fault Codes Table:
Changing The Power Steering Filter & Fluid On A BMW
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In this DIY and How-To video, we'll show you how to change the power
steering fluid and filter on a later model BMW or MINI. Follow along as we
replace the reservoir/filter and flush the fluid on a 2001 330xi,
The power steering fluid and filter are one of the most overlooked
preventive maintenance areas on most BMWs and MINIs. (Think about it --
when did you ever changed the power steering fluid on any vehicle?) On
BMWs, this system provides Boost not
just for the steering but often for the power brakes and self-leveling
suspensions, as well. Time and time again, we'll look at the power steering
fluid in a BMW or MINI and it is filthy! (Running on old, degraded fluid
will shorten the useful life of the steering rack/gearbox, brake Booster, fluid pump, etc.) The fluid should be
bright, clear red or, depending on the application, just clean and clear
One of the reasons this system gets overlooked is that there is no direct
provision for changing the fluid; therefore the job is a bit more tedious.
But it is not so tedious that it should be ignored. We recommend a biennial
(every other year) or 50,000-mile fluid change for the power Boost system. Additionally, most systems have
a fluid filter incorporated into the fluid reservoir. (A lot of mechanics
do not even know that this filter exists!) Change the filter when changing
the fluid. (This is also a great time to replace any leaking power steering
hoses.) There are three different fluids used in BMWs and MINIs; the
correct fluid is typically noted on a label on the reservoir cap. We can
assist in determining the proper filter and fluid for your BMW or MINI.
Fluid transfer pump:
Hose clamp driver:
Pig Mat, oil absorbent mats:
Scrubs In A Bucket hand cleaner wipes:
Power steering fluid (Dexron-III, in this case):
Power steering reservoir/filter:
Hose and hose clamps:
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Resetting Oil Service
How to reset Oil Service on BMW using "Reset tool 1982-2001 BMW Oil
Inspection Service 20 Pin" (available on eBay). Please don't bother me
about Check Control and ABS block buzzing :)
HOW TO: BMW E46 M3 Oil Change (2001 to 2006 Model Years)
It's rewarding to do work on your own M3 and Oil Changes are one of the
easiest things you can do. I hope my comprehensive DIY instructions can
give you the confidence needed to do your own oil change.
Feel free to comment below and thumbs up this video so that I know to make
more just like them in the future.
I suggest watching this video at least once before you actually start
changing your oil.
Ramps or Jack/Jackstands & Chock Block
3/8" ratchet with extension
6mm allen/hex socket
Torque wrench (18 ft lbs)
SCOTT Shop Towels
Oil drain pan w/ 7qt minimum capacity
Peake Research R5/FCX3-16 Tool (for oil interval reset)
(6) liters - Castrol TWS 10W-60 Oil (Part #07510009420)
(1) - Mahle Oil Filter Kit (Part #OX187D)
Turner Motorsport does a great job keeping the oil & oil filter prices
cheap. Be sure to check them out when ordering -
For everything else, I usually find Amazon.com to be the cheapest (& Tax
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As of 2013, I have since upgraded the Ramps in this video to the following
Oil Drain Pan - http://amzn.to/1nyEX3x
The Peake Tool can be had for about the same price that any dealer would
charge you for 1 diagnostic fee. Amazon is usually the cheapest place to
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or Tuner Morotsport when they're running 10% off -
SCOTT Shop Towels can be found at Costco for a reasonable price.
And make sure you hit up http://www.blackstone-labs.com/ if would like to
have your oil professionally tested. You can get a Free Test Kit here -
http://www.blackstone-labs.com/free-test-kits.php (Highly Recommended -
they've done countless tests for me over the years)
Here's my video for resetting the oil service interval -
Feel free to post any comments or questions that you might have.
Don't forget to like this video and subscribe to my channel so I know to
make more videos. Cheers!
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.
BMW E36 How To Change Your Oil (Part 1 of 2)
I decided to film my recent oil change. It's a simple process--even if
you've never worked on your car before. This little how-to guide should
provide some insight. However, I'm no expert; I make no recommendations or
assurances, so don't haunt me if you somehow manage to kill yourself
because you're too stupid to manage simple tasks ...
Part 2: http://youtu.be/S2ncasHXUpY
My 1999 BMW M3 E36
My 1999 BMW M3 "video walkaround" Techno Violet color, Black Vader
interior. I was the original owner and bought it new in 1999. I sold it
in 2008 with 88,500 miles for roughly $17k. I've missed it ever since.
Part 1 BMW Cooling System Overview with Common Failures for e36, e46, e34, e39
View BMW Repair Tech Tips - follow this link:
This video explores the most common cooling system failures and fixes
including Water Pump, Thermostat Housing, Plastic Pulleys, Coolant Overflow
Tank, and Radiator for the BMW e36, e46, e34, and e39's with all variations
of the M50, M52 or S50US Engines.
BMW 3 or 5 Series E46 E39 Oil Change DIY
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.
BMW M3 E46 - Angel Eyes
Demonistration of Predator Orion V2 Multi-Color LED Angel Eyes w/ Remote
installed on a 2006 BMW M3 w/ Competition Package.