Bimmerpost
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Technical Topics Mechanical Maintenance and TSBs: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing / TSBs and Service Bulletin DIY Oil Change and Filter Gasket

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-08-2020, 07:39 PM   #1
Nichols623
New Member
2
Rep
10
Posts

Drives: G20
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: San Jose

iTrader: (0)

DIY Oil Change and Filter Gasket

Funny story. So, I’m new to BMW and previously changed my oil on Honda’s and Acura’s for 25 years. Nothing new, right? Yeah, not really 🤪. Originally, I placed my gasket at the top of the cap housing thinking that was the normal place for it. After 48 hours of on and off troubleshooting and oil coming from the housing (sometimes a tad bit, other times pouring out- ugh), I removed the whole housing and finally realized the gasket sits in the large groove below the top of the housing.
Welcome to German cars.
I was so close to throwing in the towel and sending my car to the dealer.
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2020, 09:32 AM   #2
ThatKrazyPolak
Private First Class
115
Rep
185
Posts

Drives: 228xi
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: United States

iTrader: (0)

you pay for german engineering, even though it might not make much sense.
Appreciate 0
      03-11-2020, 02:42 PM   #3
bobis
New Member
5
Rep
11
Posts

Drives: G20 330i
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: California

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nichols623 View Post
Funny story. So, I’m new to BMW and previously changed my oil on Honda’s and Acura’s for 25 years. Nothing new, right? Yeah, not really 🤪. Originally, I placed my gasket at the top of the cap housing thinking that was the normal place for it. After 48 hours of on and off troubleshooting and oil coming from the housing (sometimes a tad bit, other times pouring out- ugh), I removed the whole housing and finally realized the gasket sits in the large groove below the top of the housing.
Welcome to German cars.
I was so close to throwing in the towel and sending my car to the dealer.
What oil and oil filter did you use when you changed it?
Appreciate 0
      03-24-2020, 07:58 AM   #4
A6bullet
Second Lieutenant
Germany
177
Rep
281
Posts

Drives: M2(gone). 2020 330i MSport
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Rheinland-Pfalz

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nichols623 View Post
Funny story. So, I’m new to BMW and previously changed my oil on Honda’s and Acura’s for 25 years. Nothing new, right? Yeah, not really 🤪. Originally, I placed my gasket at the top of the cap housing thinking that was the normal place for it. After 48 hours of on and off troubleshooting and oil coming from the housing (sometimes a tad bit, other times pouring out- ugh), I removed the whole housing and finally realized the gasket sits in the large groove below the top of the housing.
Welcome to German cars.
I was so close to throwing in the towel and sending my car to the dealer.
There are quite a few videos online about how to change the oil and filter. Its super easy and straight forward. Honestly not sure you managed that.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-24-2020, 06:00 PM   #5
TTG
...
TTG's Avatar
United_States
499
Rep
3,979
Posts

Drives: M340
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
You also do know that oil changes are included 1st 3years / 36K miles (assuming you are the 1st owner)
__________________
2020 G20 M340 xDrive - Portimao Blue - ZDA|ZPP|ZPX|1CR|1PE|6NW|6WD
2016 F10 535i xDrive - AW - Retired
2011 E92 M3 - AW……………....ED April 29th, 2010 - Retired
2007 E92 335i -Space Gray.....ED Oct 19th, 2006 - Retired
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:14 AM.




g20
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST