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E12, E28, E34, E39, E60General discussion and technical help for all year 5 series cars.
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Your Ride: 2002 525i touring M sport
oil/tire and other questions
I'm the proud owner of a '92 525i touring.I have owned many 2002's and 3 series.This is my first 5'r.I am somewhat mechanicly inclined but I'm not sure where the oil filter housing is? I'm assuming it's the cylinder in the front standing up. Any thoughts on oil change tips? Any opinions about choice of filter? Fram,Bosch or Mann? Any opinions about oil I'm thinking of going to synthetic any expierience with Elf oils I have used Mobil 1 on my VW Passat for many years. I'm also thinking about upgrading my wheels next time around was interested in the plus1/plus 2 options.Not sure what is the correct procedure in determining what to do if anything?
I am somewhat mechanicly inclined but I'm not sure where the oil filter housing is? I'm assuming it's the cylinder in the front standing up.
Yes, that is correct. Just unscrew the bolt in the center of the cap, and remove. Doesn't matter what brand filter, they're pretty much all the same. Just make sure the kit comes with the 2 o-rings* and the drain plug washer. Changing oil on this car is straightforward, just like any other car. 5W-30 is BMW's recommendation for winter months, 15W-40 for summer. Conventional or synthetic? Up to you. Some newer engines will require synthetic, but yours doesn't.
*The small o-ring goes on the bottom tip of the filter housing bolt, the larger o-ring goes on the filter housing cap. You'll see them when you remove the filter. If you're anal about torque specs, both the filter cap bolt and the drain plug are 18ft-lb.
Your Ride: 1991 318is (e30 m42), 2007 Mazdaspeed 3
Welcome! Tirerack is a great source for finding out about tires, they also have a very good staff that will be able to make sure you get all the required parts so your new rims would work on your ride. Might cost a little more but they have great service. I just got a set of winter tires/wheels from them for my Mazda on the internet and didn't order tire pressure sensors, they called me 20 minutes after I made the order to make sure I didn't make a mistake (i didn't) and I had wheels/tires the next day when i got home from work.