How to change BMW engine oil under $50 budget!

How to change BMW engine oil under $50 budget!


I love this engine sound. Engine oil and an engine oil filter changes are the best and basic maintenance for your vehicle. The average cost of these services is between $165 and $200. Today I’m going to show you how you can change both engine oil and an engine oil filter under $50 budget [Music] This is today’s vehicle E46 BMW. The third generation of the BMW 3-series. This car using full-synthetic engine oil so you can change engine every 10,000 miles or every 12 months but I do change my engine oil every 5,000 miles or every six months because the age of the vehicle. Here’s the project overview. Time will take less than one hour, our tap is under 50 bucks, talent level is very easy which is one out of five, benefit will be extend the life of an engine, improve gas mileage and keep your engine running smoothly. That’s the goal. I would love to purchase genuine BMW engine oil and an engine oil filter but these are way too expensive. So my next choice is Castrol. Let’s find the Castrol from Amazon Castrol was the BMW’s former official engine oil manufacturer but as you can see, Castrol seems a little high for my budget. My next choice is Valvoline. The price of Valvoline products are pretty reasonable and they provide good quality of engine oil. Let’s put 7-quart to the cart so far the total is $43.63. My next step is finding a good engine oil filter. I always use Mann filter. This is the product that lots of Bimmer owners recommended. I’m going to also add this to the cart. Whoa. My total is $51.58 now which is a little bit higher than what I expected. Now, I need to get some help from Google luckily I found a better deal from Walmart. I think I can save $1.37 from Walmart. Let’s see if I can find a cheaper price for an engine oil filter. I think I can find a better deal from eBay. I think I can save $2.00 more from here. The total is now $48.21. I think this time Walmart and eBay beat Amazon. Finally, the package has been arrived. It’s time to get dirty. Here’s what we need. Car ramps or car jack and jack stands, floor mat, 36mm socket, 70mm wrench, flat-head screwdriver or hook tool, oil drain pan, oil funnel, gloves and safety glasses. By the way, I’m going to use a custom made aluminum foil funnel this time. Are you ready? Let’s begin! First, we need to access the engine oil pan plug which is located under the vehicle so we need to find a way to lift this vehicle safely. This time, I’m going to use a hydraulic floor jack and jack stand don’t forget to check your car manufacturer’s manual for the weight of your vehicle before you purchase jack and jack stands. Here’s how you setup a jack stand. First, find the jack point and place your jack stand right under each jack point and then simply lift your jack stand. Once everything is done slowly lower your vehicle. I always use wheel chocks and car ramps for extra safety measure. Don’t forget. Before you go underneath your vehicle please inspect your jack stands again and wiggle your vehicle to see if everything is completely secured. Next, we need to place a oil drain pan and floor protection. Now, It’s time for the journey to the underneath the vehicle. Once you locate the plug you need to measure the funnel. Once measuring is done I use 17 mm socket wrenche to remove the plug and we’ll install the funnel right before removing the plug. [Music] I think the funnel solution works! The old engine oil is completely secure. If you’re not using the funnel you may need to relocate your drain pan several times during this process. Anyway, normally the draining process will take around 15 minutes. [Music] [Music] [Music] During the draining process, we’re going to open up the engine oil filter housing. This will help release the pressure of the housing so we can drain more old engine oil. The engine oil draining process has been completed. Now, it’s time to put the drain plug back. A new drain plug crush washer came with the new oil filter unit so don’t forget to replace it. Here’s another important tip do not over-tighten or torque the drain plug because if you destroy the thread the engine will pan will no longer hold engine oil which means, it will not start the engine again until you replace the whole engine oil pan unit. Just nice and tight. That’s it. Now, let’s lower the vehicle. Here’s another tip. You can perform these services while your engine oil pan is completely empty. Engine oil pan gasket replacement, oil filter housing gets get replacement, oil level sensor and oil lever sensor o-ring replacement. Ok. Let’s open up the engine filter housing. Replacing engine oil filter is easy. First, you need to remove the old engine oil filter. The engine oil filter housing still contains some old engine oil so don’t forget to clean up before you install new filter. After that, you need to replace the old filter and o-ring with new one. [Music] There are more tips. You need to lubricate an oil filter housing O-ring with engine oil. This extra step will prevent engine oil housing leakage and don’t forget to soak your new filter with fresh engine oil before you install. I always put half quart to the housing. This will prevent a dry engine run. Now, it’s time to install the engine oil housing cover. This cover is normally made with plastic so please do not overtighten this. Just hand tight. That’s it. The engine oil cap is located top of the engine. As you know, we already put half quart of fresh engine oil to the engine oil filter housing so we need to put the total 6.5 quart of fresh engine oil directly to the engine. It’s time to check your engine oil dipstick. The dipstick has to mark that stands for minimum and maximum. The oil level should be between those marks. Great. Let’s close the hood. Almost done. The final step will be resetting the engine oil service light. The reset procedure of e46 BMW is straightforward and does not require any special tools. Try this steps. Turn the ignition key in the off position press in the hole the lower left button of the instrument cluster while the trip odometer button is pressed. Turn the ignition key to the first position keep the button pressed until one of the following work appears in the display: “OIL SERVICE” or “INSPECTION” with “rESET” illuminated above. Release the button and press and hold the button until reset flashs. While the display is flashing, press the left button again. [Music] [Music] Now, you can take this vehicle out for test drive. After that, check the oil dipstick once again. That’s it. Mission accomplished! As you can see, anyone can do this. It’s so easy. If you like this video please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE turn on the NOTIFICATIN BELL! [Music]

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