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Old 01-23-2005, 10:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all. I have a 2000 328i. I don't do any crazy driving freeway 90% of the time. At NErate. I need to get my oil changed and I don't really want to go the dealership.. A buddy of mine with a 98 bmw goes to Jiffy Lube.. Is this cool? Also what type of oil and how often. I am kinda over due and am going to be making a 2000 mile trip in the next couple of weeks..

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Old 01-23-2005, 10:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, I do plan on taking my car to the dealer when I'm due for one.... only because i'm lazy. You could just do it youself. Get, i think it's 7 quarts or however many it is in car and change it. Give the old oil to a recycling center or a garage and change the oil filter etc. You will save lots by doing it urself. Just an idea though.

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Thanks. I do plan on doing it myself in the future now that I am outta warranty but what about Jiffy Lube? I called and they said they could but I just didn't know if it was safe..
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I personally wouldnt feel good letting someone else change my oil, its very easy to do and there is no reason to spend extra bux for someone else to do it. Ive heard horror stories about jiffy lube too.. like them using impact wrenches on the oil pan drain plug and shit like that.

Its one of those things that is very easy to do, but if you want it done 100% right without any worries you gotta do it yourself.
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non delaer hi thruput shops (jiffy lube etc) ARE DEATH FOR YOUR CAR.

so: diy (careful not to overfill, even synthetics foam up), trusted mechanic, or dealer.
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it is really easy to do your self,,,and the advantage is,,,you know exactly what oil is going in

i would use a fully sythetic oil a oem filter and 5w 30 oil,,,,or 0w 30

just do a s i do

jack up the car from the right hand side

get under it and locate the panel that is about 6in by 4 in
undo the screw
here u find the bolt to undo,,,undo it watch the oil drain away,,give in 1/2 hr,,make sure you do it on a warm car

then put the bolt back,,and re-fill
here in england we have 4 ltr packs of oil
so i use a whole one of these,,then add any extra with a smaller containers worth
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