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Old 04-25-2014, 09:16 AM
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Tap and die my friend, some Amsoil (not really just wanna see who throws a sissy fit).
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This is one reason I'm a fan of brass Fumoto drain valves. One going in with my next oil change. Reminds me to pick one up ......
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I'll be getting one of these on next oil change, just bought one for my Triumph:

NEW, Special magnetic drain plugs for all BMW automobiles

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Since I had UUC do my first oil change while installing the SSK, I haven't looked - on the M54 3.0L, is the drain plug recessed? Need to know so I get an adaptor to install the Fumoto .....
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Agreed on the whole quikie lube places. I have a lubepros by my house that i go to only because I know the owner and the guys there are all honest and do an awesome job (hes also a custome so i that also has a bit to do with it :P)
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Since I had UUC do my first oil change while installing the SSK, I haven't looked - on the M54 3.0L, is the drain plug recessed? Need to know so I get an adaptor to install the Fumoto .....
Well the plug faces the passenger side wheel I can tell you that, here is a slightly blurry pic, but you get the idea:

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Right on bud, it just entertains me when somebody goes off "he suggested Amsoil, the product he sells, he needs to be banned!" seriously though stay on topic. ProfessorX5 if you do go for a quick oil change, try to go to a tire shop the guys there usually do a better job.
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Yeah definitely stay away from any and all "quick lube" joints if you care about your vehicle at all.

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Agreed, though there are some good places out there, the small mom and pop shops usually will do a good job, and if its a franchise then it depends on the franchisee. Like i said the Lubepros by me is pretty good, owners real honest and the guys workin there actually know their stuff.
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...I'm a fan of brass Fumoto drain valves. One going in with my next oil change. Reminds me to pick one up ......
I've considered this before...but have just sat on the fence...but will wish I had gone ahead and installed this mod if I ever get in the predicament where the bolt head breaks off or the plug won't come out for some reason.

And I really don't worry about the Fumoto on the e38 since the drain bolt is protected by the little drop down access door...but on the e53...the plug is kind of exposed...so I worry about running over something and it getting caught on the release valve...then all of my oil drains from the engine!

Just an FYI for those not familiar with the Fumoto drain valve...see info below:
Install this valve and you can drain your engine oil without tools and without mess. Just lift the lever of this solid brass ball valve and give it a quarter turn to open it. Return the lever to its original position and it locks closed, double sealed to prevent leakage. The Engine Oil Drain Valve is made of corrosion resistant forged brass and stainless steel. The ball valve design provides a straight flow for efficient drainage and a perfect seal when closed. Frozen drain plug and stripped threads are eliminated forever.






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