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Oil change BMW 5-Series 1996 - 2003 Petrol 520i - 2.0

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BMW 5-Series 1996 - 2003  | 520i - 2.0 Oil change

  • time 25 minutes
  • difficulty 4
The sump plug is located on the base of the engine. It is accessed underneath the car
You will need to open the sump access cover
Use a screwdriver
Do not forget to have a suitably sized receiving tray in place
With an oil catchment tray in position, use a 17mm spanner or socket to carefully remove the sump plug and fully drain the oil. When the sump has emptied, wipe clean the sump plug area with a paper towel and refit the sump plug and washer
Replace (new) sump plug and washer. Do not over tighten
Replace the sump access cover