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Old 04-06-2014, 02:41 PM
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DIY oil change

Hi all, been on this forum ever since I own a 2005 E53, has benefit lots of DIY info on this site. Thank you guys!

Now, I have switched over to E70 x5 diesel, I barely can find any info, like to see if any members can point me to the direction for diesel oil change, or tips regards to maintenance cycles.

Any comments and suggestion is appreciated.
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If you are going to do it yourself, make sure you use an LL04 oil for a diesel, and an OE filter (not a will-fit filter from a jobber). Personally, I would use BMW oil and filter, it is easier.

Changing oil is changing oil. Get it warm, drain it, change the filter, refill. Check for leaks. Take the opportunity to inspect everything you can see underneath the vehicle and hood. Lube all points requiring lubrication. Keep records. Not much to it. The oil you drain will be black. That is normal. It means you have a diesel. After you run the new oil for a few miles, it will likely be black too.

Not sure what your CBS system is calling for in terms of oil change intervals. That would be a starting point.
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If you are going to do it yourself, make sure you use an LL04 oil for a diesel, and an OE filter (not a will-fit filter from a jobber). Personally, I would use BMW oil and filter, it is easier.

Changing oil is changing oil. Get it warm, drain it, change the filter, refill. Check for leaks. Take the opportunity to inspect everything you can see underneath the vehicle and hood. Lube all points requiring lubrication. Keep records. Not much to it. The oil you drain will be black. That is normal. It means you have a diesel. After you run the new oil for a few miles, it will likely be black too.

Not sure what your CBS system is calling for in terms of oil change intervals. That would be a starting point.
Thanks JCL!

Appreciate the feedback.

I will go forward just like the E53 X5 oil change process. Just with different oil


My x5d is still under 10k miles, planning to keep this for a longer time; in the past, I've changed my E53 oil every 5k rather then suggested interval. So, I guess that's I'm aiming for.
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If you are going to do it yourself, make sure you use an LL04 oil for a diesel, and an OE filter (not a will-fit filter from a jobber). Personally, I would use BMW oil and filter, it is easier.

Changing oil is changing oil. Get it warm, drain it, change the filter, refill. Check for leaks. Take the opportunity to inspect everything you can see underneath the vehicle and hood. Lube all points requiring lubrication. Keep records. Not much to it. The oil you drain will be black. That is normal. It means you have a diesel. After you run the new oil for a few miles, it will likely be black too.

Not sure what your CBS system is calling for in terms of oil change intervals. That would be a starting point.
Thanks JCL!

Appreciate the feedback.

I will go forward just like the E53 X5 oil change process. Just with different oil


My x5d is still under 10k miles, planning to keep this for a longer time; in the past, I've changed my E53 oil every 5k rather then suggested interval. So, I guess that's I'm aiming for.
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If you adhere to the recommended intervals, the dealer will change the oil at around 11k miles. Change it at the half way point, 6k or so and let the dealer change it when they deem appropriate. If you keep it after 50k, change it at 7500 miles. Consider analyzing it and monitoring the condition. Change according to condition as opposed to time.
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If you adhere to the recommended intervals, the dealer will change the oil at around 11k miles. Change it at the half way point, 6k or so and let the dealer change it when they deem appropriate. If you keep it after 50k, change it at 7500 miles. Consider analyzing it and monitoring the condition. Change according to condition as opposed to time.
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