Tread the new onse onto the bolts. So have a large enough bucket for this — but also enough oil to fill it up again! Now comes the fun part. Locate your fill and drain plugs on the gearbox. At the same time, push down the cover with your other hand and hold some paper under it to catch if some oil should leak out. Replace the drain plug, clean around it easier to find if there is leak afterwards. Place drain pan under and remove metric allen bolt in the center of the pan.
Preparing For Filling While you are waiting for the engine oil to drain completely let it stay for some time you can start preparing the oil filter, oil filter housing and draing plug to be mounted back. It is more or less useless well not entirely but not far away to change the oil without replacing the engine oil filter. Tools, Skills And Parts The job is very easy to perform and does not require any kind of special tools. Use a 13 mm socket or box-end wrench to undo the bolt. It can be a little bit tricky but use a sharp plastic tool and your fingers and it will slip of.
I recommend to wear some kind of protection on your hands — such as rubber gloves or similar. Filling Gearbox Oil When you are about to reinstall the drain plug, you can do it in two ways. The E34 was the first 5 Series to be available with the wagon body style, the 525iX was the first 5 Series with all-wheel drive and V8 engines were also first available in a 5 Series during the E34 generation. The oil filter is located inside the oil filter housing the yellow cylindrical container next to the oil level dip stick. Draining Oil Filter Housing On the M30 engines the oil filter is located inside an oil filter housing a cylindrical container. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc.
Start the engine and let it idle for a couple of minutes. But first drive around your car for about 10-15 minutes if not possible let the engine at least idle for about 20 minutes to warm up the engine oil to operating temperature. Locate the engine oil drain plug 17 mm hex head. This sound occurs when low oil pressure causes the upper valvetrain to malfunction. Metal fragments originating from the gears inside the gearbox have been properly collected by the magnet on the drain plug.
Wipe the oil onto a white paper towel if you have a hard time seeing the color clearly on the dipstick. The correct amount of gearbox oil is simply just flush with bottom of the filler hole. Either way, head to your mechanic soon. A normal used oil filter should look like the pictures below. Expect between 5-6 liter of engine oil pouring out the manual says 5. The picture below shows an example of the amount of metal fragments the magnet on the drain plug have collected during a couple of years.
If no lift is available you can always jack up the car and place it on low jack stands or drive up on small ramps. Place a drain pan below the drain plug and unscrew the plug. Remove the three torx screws that hold the filter in place and change the filter making sure to replace the oring on the top of the filter. Damaged rods are expensive to repair. The oil filter housing cover with the old o-ring still attached. Make sure you can not add any more oil, reinstall filler plug and torque it with the correct amount of torque.
Draining Engine Oil Start by removing the engine oil filler cap to aid the draining. You will have plenty of working space and the car is level helps to drain as much oil as possible and will give correct oil level readings. Engine bay of a 535i E34. These consisted of 4-cylinder, straight-six, and V8 engines. Take the new o-ring and smear a thin layer of engine oil onto it. Insert the new oil filter into the oil filter housing. Try to reach a level between min and max on the oil level stick it goes approximately 1 liter of oil between the min and max markers.
Let the oil drain and change the oil filter during this time: M20: position another drain pan or lots of rags under the filter then loosen it by turning clockwise. Place it into the groove of the oil filter housing cover. First raise the car up and place on suitable jackstands or ramps. Check this link to create your own tool to reset any. Smear a thin layer of engine oil on the new o-ring for proper sealing. Wipe the oil filter mounting, lubricate the new filter gasket with some fresh oil. Remove the old filter and install the new one.