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Old 06-21-2007, 07:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2005 BMW 545I - where is the oil filter?

I finally have gotten up the nerve to change the oil in my 545 myself in between the ludicrous 15k BMW recommendation but can not find anywhere on the web that discusses what is entailed in this DIY project. I was searching for the oil filter under the hood as was the case in older BMWs but no luck. I assume the filter is under the car somewhere and that it will involve removing some of the panels. any advice/pictures/recommendations you can give would be greatly appriciated. Thanks.
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LOL.. BMW finally corrected the notorious oil housing leak during oil change syndrome on the top mounted oil housing design?
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were is the oil filter on 545i
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i found the oil filter its under the car u have to take a small panel down it has 3 6mm screw the filter is screw into oil pan
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Just for future reference for the rest of the members, DIY with pics, enjoy......

545i Oil drain plug and Oil filter canister - 5 Series Forums

Oil Change instructions - 5 Series Forums
See post #2 with the link for the 545 & 550's
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