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Oil change BMW 5-Series 1996 - 2003 Diesel 530d - 3.0

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BMW 5-Series 1996 - 2003  | 530d - 3.0 Oil change

  • time 20 minutes
  • difficulty 3
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
Undo the retaining fixing
Carefully open and remove the access cover
Here is the sump plug
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 sump access cover