We appreciate your feedback and contribution of information which is now adding value to this article. They can help you find the right oil. Can you tell me how to remove the top plastic cover that runs from the from to the back of the engine. For the E36 cars, you should clean out the inside of the oil filter housing before installing the new oil filter cartridge. September 3, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Should be 12 - 15 psi when warm at idle, should be around 50 psi when cold at idle. Do you understand that the Owner's Manual specifically states that the oil should be changed at least once per year? Then run the engine for a few minutes, and change the oil and coolant again. Unfortunately, I don't think they are available on line.
Of course we are talking about normal driving conditions where the 15k to 20k interval applies. I purchased my 328i Bimmer in August 2016. The interval between oil changes would also be a factor, please consider extending this interval to get the most from the oil and to limit wasting natural resources. February 19, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would start by confirming the engine has the correct amount of oil. You will need an oil filter, a wrench, a roll of paper towels, a very large oil pan or bucket, and between 4-7 quarts of oil. Things are a bit crazy here so I may have missed it.
I found a red dipstick located towards the windshield on driver side. The only downside is that my 4 year warranties each cover only about 30,000~35,000 miles. If the filter is really on tight, you may need to resort to more drastic measures. Is there a locking bolt holding this in place or is there something i'm missing when trying to dislodge the filter. Changed the oil pump too as I thought a valve in it my be sticking or there was dome sludge in it due to my car having 133k miles on it. I'm not doubting, but I'd like to find it just so I can read further.
August 6, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: See if the info you need is here: - Nick at Pelican Parts del piero Comments: hello, today i asked for changing engine rings as you suggested master told me that they have to take off the Motor then they could change it. Take 10 minutes to watch the video and think about how often do you really need to change your synthetic oil today. I'm not waiting 15K miles to change, so will consider Mobil1 0W40 when I use up my Castrol stock, changing it at 5-7K intervals. November 20, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Could be a noisy lifter or worn bearing. Problem is, I don't know where to find a left threaded bolt of the correct size to utilize these threads. I'm thinking I need to bump it up to a thicker oil weight and also switch back to dino oil. If it is not reset the system will be unable to properly track when your next oil change is due.
Fill it up until it reaches the top mark of the dipstick - the engine oil level will automatically lower when the oil filter fills up with oil. This issue has been discussed ad nauseam by people who do not search the subject. Recently i have done the service and i realised that the amount of oil which came out of the samp was too much,it took 2 oil buckets,again if you could travel perphaps 12km the water level reduces April 7, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sounds like a gasket failure. I have read that some people use an easy out to remove broken plugs. Check the owners guide for the procedure. I worry to add anymore oil.
Don't forget the fact that the detergents in the oil wear out also. Just replace the engine oil and filter with the oil you want to use. What kind of oil should I put in. Thank you May 14, 2011 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give this tech article a shot. September 28, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: There is no dip stick on the engine. Keep up the good work. At this point, I like to top the oil off at the top point on the dipstick.
Tom is it just me or is this place really going down hill over the last couple of years? Seems the consensus view is that you're wasting your money at intervals less than 7500 miles, btw. February 16, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: There are two different filter, one for aluminum and one for plastic housing. January 3, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: That is condensation in you engine. Would it, in any way, be bad for the car to go with aftermarket filter and Pennzoil oil? May 13, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: If the engine coolant and engine oil are not mixing, it is condensation. Previously I had been using the Shell Rotella 15w 40. What is the function of the two smaller o- rings on the cap for figure 9 May 13, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: They seal the center shaft of the oil filter cover to the housing.
How often do you change your oil on your 328I? October 22, 2011 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I prefer synthetic oil. It's just on your nickel. Oct 2016 has past and I just hit 35K. Pick the one that best meets your driving distance each year and match it up with the corresponding lube. Filter Change every 15,000 to 30,000 miles to prevent mildew and allergies. I've heard this as well.
Complete shipping and return policy information can be found in our. But, if you want to do this, then simply change the oil and change the coolant. If it will not unscreww but is spinning, you are going to have to pull it out while you are unscrewing it. March 16, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Please attach a picture, that does not seem like it is the engine drain plug. Does it take more then 6. However, thanks to a recent extensive trip, I now have 10700 miles on the car, and the computer indicates I have another 10,000 miles to go before a change is needed.
If you want to try this, then you simply need to change your transmission oil drive the car for a few hundred miles and change the oil again, this has in some cases solved the problem but its not guranteed. I personally guarantee all of this. Traditionally, the characteristics of motor oil were linked closely to its weight. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. The morning i took it down to get work done, no filters had been ordered so had to wait a while. December 24, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You didn't mention what vehicle you have.