It’s rewarding to do work on your own M3 and Oil Changes are one of the easiest things you can do. I hope my comprehensive DIY instructions can give you the confidence needed to do your own oil change.
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I suggest watching this video at least once before you actually start changing your oil.
Ramps or Jack/Jackstands & Chock Block
3/8″ ratchet with extension
6mm allen/hex socket
Torque wrench (18 ft lbs)
SCOTT Shop Towels
Oil drain pan w/ 7qt minimum capacity
Peake Research R5/FCX3-16 Tool (for oil interval reset)
(6) liters – Castrol TWS 10W-60 Oil (Part #07510009420)
(1) – Mahle Oil Filter Kit (Part #OX187D)
Turner Motorsport does a great job keeping the oil & oil filter prices cheap. Be sure to check them out when ordering – http://www.turnermotorsport.com/BMW-E46-M3/c-11-bmw-maintenance-parts.aspx
For everything else, I usually find Amazon.com to be the cheapest (& Tax Free)
These are the Ramps seen in the video – http://amzn.to/1tMQRZA
As of 2013, I have since upgraded the Ramps in this video to the following – http://amzn.to/1nSsQwG
Oil Drain Pan – http://amzn.to/1nyEX3x
The Peake Tool can be had for about the same price that any dealer would charge you for 1 diagnostic fee. Amazon is usually the cheapest place to pick one up – http://amzn.to/1wiwwxt
or Tuner Morotsport when they’re running 10% off – http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-4090-peake-research-r5-fcx3-16-fault-code-reader-most-bmws-2001-2006.aspx
SCOTT Shop Towels can be found at Costco for a reasonable price.
And make sure you hit up http://www.blackstone-labs.com/ if would like to have your oil professionally tested. You can get a Free Test Kit here – http://www.blackstone-labs.com/free-test-kits.php (Highly Recommended – they’ve done countless tests for me over the years)
Here’s my video for resetting the oil service interval – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPCdEBxg3ew
Feel free to post any comments or questions that you might have.
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