Well.. finally changed my oil. I have to say, I used to just drop my old Altima to the lubeshop or some place like that, but with this car, I was determined to do this myself. (with friends help)
First, I found out that drive up ramps don't work too well
ghead The front is too low for the ramps. We used jack instead.
Next, I found the oil pan and that was all good, put almost 7qt of Castrol Full Synthetic 5W-30 oil. Bought the filter from the dealer for 9 bucks, which came with seal and new washer. I would say total cost was 45 bucks. Not bad...saved about 50 bucks doind this myself and I have to say.. it feels damn good. I reset my oil light using the "hold trip button" method
I have a question though....I heard people say, that there should be some kind of panel? I don't have one
What panel are you guys talking about? Should there be like a plastic panel going on the bottom of the engine for outside protection? If that's the case, then mine is missing. I do have one right after the front bumper. It's like a plastic cover. Is that stuff suppose to be all the way under the engine as well? If so, where would be the best place to purchase one? I would like to do this before the snow for good protection.
I guess question is, where do you guys buy OEM BMW parts from on the net? I would like to know good reputable online store that carries OEM only parts. I don't want aftermarket or any parts that weren't originally from BMW.