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Old 01-09-2005, 05:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone help me out with instructions on how to change the oil filter in a 1994 BMW 740iL? Thanks.
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Can anyone help me out with instructions on how to change the oil filter in a 1994 BMW 740iL? Thanks.
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The filter is an element type, not a spin-on. It's taken off from the top, in the front of the engine. The metal housing has a black top, and you need a 36mm socket to screw it off. The element is changed as well as the big o-ring on the cap. Tighten snug, the torque is on the cap, if you wish to torque it.
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True. cne caution, some of these 1994s had a cannister with a plastic top and some with a metal top and the oil filter is a bit different as the hole in the center of the filter is a different size based on wheter the cannister has a plastic or metal top.
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