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Old 01-09-2006, 11:05 AM
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Oil Change DIY for a BMW X5 4.4i with Valvetronic

Contributed by: TQ2K


YouTube Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wohUA-zs3OY

Oil Change-
Do It Yourself

2004 BMW X5 - 4.4 Valvetronic Engine








Here's

what you'll need:


- 8.5qts of 5W30
Synthetic Oil

- BMW Oil Filter Element Kit

- Oil Drain Container


- Wheel Chokes

- Heavy Duty Jack + Jack Stands OR Wheel Ramps

- Torque Wrench

- 1/2in. Socket Wrench

- 24mm 12pt. socket

- 8mm Hex Screw Bit


- 6mm Hex Screw Bit

- Creeper









Lift the

X5:













Locate the

Oil Filter Container:








Here's

the Oil Filter Container:






Close-up shot of the Oil Filter
Container:

- Using the 6mm Hex Screw
Bit, remove the nut and drain the oil from the Oil Filter container.











Drain the

oil from the Oil Filter container:

- Using the 6mm Hex
Screw Bit, remove the nut and drain the oil from the Oil Filter
container.







Close-up

shot of the Oil Filter Cover:

- Using the 36mm 6pt.
socket OR 24mm 12pt. socket, remove the oil filter cover and
drain any remaining oil from the Oil Filter container.













Oil Drain plug:
- Using the 8mm Hex
Screw Bit, remove the nut and drain the oil from the Oil Pan.









Oil Drain

plug:


- Using the 8mm Hex
Screw Bit, remove the nut and drain the oil from the Oil Pan.








Finishing it off:


- Replace all the O rings
with the new rings

- Replace Oil Drain plug crush washer

- Place new filter into the container

- Screw in the oil filter drain plug back in to the oil filter cover
and tighten to proper torque specs (10Nm).

- Fill the oil container with a qt. of oil to prevent oil starvation
during initial start-up

- Install oil filter container back into its' place and tighten to
proper torque specs (25Nm).


- Plug the oil drain and tighten to proper torque specs (25Nm).

- Pour-in the remaining oil

- Check for any leaks...

- Check oil level

- Lower the vehicle

- Test Drive the X5!

























YouTube Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wohUA-zs3OY

Last edited by UCrewX5; 10-05-2017 at 05:56 PM. Reason: Edit per haigha thread

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