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Oil filter change BMW 1-Series 2004 - 2011 Petrol 118i - 2.0

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BMW 1-Series 2004 - 2011  | 118i - 2.0 Oil filter change

  • time 15 minutes
  • difficulty 3
General location of oil filter
Here it is
Order the correct filter wrench socket for the vehicle, fit the tool securely onto the oil filter housing. ALWAYS use the correct tool for this job. Any other tool will damage the oil filter housing
Loosen the oil filter housing by unscrewing anticlockwise. Remove by hand. Old oil will be released, so have a tray handy. Remove filter, clean area and replace filter. Fit any sealing rings supplied with the replacement filter
You are now ready to refill the engine with fresh oil. Unscrew the oil filler cap and add a funnel
Pour half in first, wait a minute for the oil to go to the sump, now add smaller amounts. Keep checking dipstick level. Fill to the upper mark on the dipstick. DO NOT OVERFILL!
Always replace the oil filler cap. Now start the engine and idle for a minute or so. Switch off and check for any leaks, finally check the electronic oil level again