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Old 04-08-2010, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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'03 530i My First Time Changing My Own Oil - What Kind Should I use

HI,

I am trying to change my own Oil on my 2003 503i. What kinda of oil should i Use?

I know I have to use synthetic. Anyone have a brand they can recommend? How many bottles -2?

Also any other tips for changing my oil? I know that the plug faces sideways and not towards the ground.

Any other things I should look out for?

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Look in your owners manual it will tell you how much oil you need and what type.
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My owners manual says Moble 1 Synthetic
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thanks canyoncreek,

Is Mobil 5W-30 oil ok? Do you know how many bottles would I need?
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I mean no disrespect but you seriously should get a manual or just pay someone to do it.
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