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      12-29-2012, 07:02 PM   #1
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Step by Step Oil and Filter Change..........

I own a 2007 Z4 3.0i Roadster and have looked everywhere trying to find some clear information on how to change the oil and filter on this car. Can someone help me find where this information is or help me with a step by step DIY procedure. Thanks, Mike.
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      12-29-2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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N52 Engine, right?

Here's a DIY video.

Others:

Written DIY 1 or written DIY 2.

Plenty here on the forum if you need help with jacking up the car, etc.
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N52 Engine, right?

Here's a DIY video.

Others:

Written DIY 1 or written DIY 2.

Plenty here on the forum if you need help with jacking up the car, etc.
Thank you so much, thats just what I was looking for. Do I have to buy the BMW oil? What would you recommend that I run in it? Thanks, Mike
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Thank you so much, thats just what I was looking for. Do I have to buy the BMW oil? What would you recommend that I run in it? Thanks, Mike
Full synthetic 0w30, 5w30, 0w40 or 5w40 oil is fine from any manufacturer if you change more frequently than BMW recommends (such as twice as often). If you keep close to BMW's change interval, then use only LL01 oils; in North America, the only readily available oils that meet this spec are BMW 5w30, Castrol Syntec/Edge 0w30 and Mobil 1 0w40.
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Amsoil also meets the LL01 spec.
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Full synthetic 0w30, 5w30, 0w40 or 5w40 oil is fine from any manufacturer if you change more frequently than BMW recommends (such as twice as often). If you keep close to BMW's change interval, then use only LL01 oils; in North America, the only readily available oils that meet this spec are BMW 5w30, Castrol Syntec/Edge 0w30 and Mobil 1 0w40.
I just bought this car recently and am trying to learn about it, from what I understand there is no dipstick, how do I check the oil level on it? Thanks.
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I just bought this car recently and am trying to learn about it, from what I understand there is no dipstick, how do I check the oil level on it? Thanks.
With the engine fully warm while driving press the small rectangular button between the tach and speed that has a tiny clock symbol. It's next to the s/r button for the odometer. You will get a display on the odometer showing a level graphic and saying "oil OK". This digital dipstick isn't very accurate so never add oil unless it's half low. I usually check mine while driving on the level but up and down hills read the same
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With the engine fully warm while driving press the small rectangular button between the tach and speed that has a tiny clock symbol. It's next to the s/r button for the odometer. You will get a display on the odometer showing a level graphic and saying "oil OK". This digital dipstick isn't very accurate so never add oil unless it's half low. I usually check mine while driving on the level but up and down hills read the same
Thank You for the information, thats a big help.
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