if there was anything that you COULD actually do without having to take it in to a shop --- an oil change would be it. I'm 17 and changing oil was the first thing i learned to do with a car. why would you take a car in and pay someone else to "get dirty" when you can do it yourself, maybe even save money, and feel good after doing it and knowing that you can take care of your car. I wish i had thousands to pay for aftermarket parts and get them insalled, but i don't, but i still have my pride for knowing how to replace rear strut mounts and change my oil!
besides, it you do it yourself, you don't have to worry about checking up on how good of a job the mechanic did. And you sure as hell will know what goes into your engine.
BMW's are very easy to do. All the other cars i've done have the filters under the car and in wierd places. I've done a Del Sol before ... wow, those engineers must have really had small hands! That thing was was on some sort of wierd angle ... couldn't even see it ... but first time i popped the hood on the bimmer ... the guy said yup -- there's the filter. I was in shock. You mean i can stand up and change my filter?
And mann filters, btw, are great filters. I believe they were OEM ... maybe i'm dead wrong, but i think they are. They're german anyway.
<span style='color:blue'>1992 325is
I think i'm in love ...
"Racing in a honda is like racing in the special olympics ... even if you win, you're still retarded."</span>