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Oil filter change BMW 5-Series 2003 - 2010 Petrol 523i - 2.5

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BMW 5-Series 2003 - 2010  | 523i - 2.5 Oil filter change

  • time 20 minutes
  • difficulty 3
General location of oil filter
Here it is
Fit a filter wrench socket 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
Always using a funnel, pour half in first, wait a minute for the oil to go to the sump. Now add smaller amounts, and keep checking the electronic oil level on the car's dashboard. DO NOT OVERFILL
Always replace the dipstick and oil filler cap. Now start the engine and idle for a minute or so. Switch off and check for any leaks, finally check oil level again on dipstick