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#1 (permalink) Old 07-10-2004, 01:03 PM
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hey guys, my sister got a BMW from my dad's coworker a few months ago. Now that she knows how to drive stick (doh!) we need to change the oil! My dad and I went out there today and jacked up the car, found the plug, but can't get the plug off. Is there a special tool/ wrench size we have to use? The wrenches that we have we couldn't get to fit on the plug.....
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its a 16mm bolt

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no special tools needed?
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Nope. If there is no copper washer on the plug, there is your problem. Just need to use a little elbow grease to get it off. Make sure to replace with oem filter, which will come with a new washer and rubber seal for your filter.

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nope, just a 16mm hex bolt wrench. You will need a 10 or 13 for the filter housing.

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be careful when loosening the bolt though, it can have a habit of breaking off, causing major problems. I have heard of problems like this occuring. Make sure not to over torque when you put it back. Goodluck!

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there is an FAQ on the oil change in the maintainance sub-forum in the FAQ forum

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