2004 BMW 530i Oil Change

Oct 21 2010 porschedoc BMW 3 Comments

Did an oil change and inspection on this beautiful 530i today. Oil change went as planned, though the oil had 10k miles on it and was extremely black. I am personally not a fan of these 10-15k mile oil change intervals that most companies have gone to. The oil is coming out darker and thicker than it should, and I think there will be a lot of higher mileage issues in the future with these cars that stick to every 15k miles. If you like your engine and your pocket book, change the oil every 6 months, no matter the mileage. Cheap insurance. You may notice something different….more on that later.

I’m going to have to come up with a drain solution.

Good old BMW oil 🙂

Oil reset light is done through the odometer stalk.

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October 21, 2010 at 12:35 PM

So when did the bendpak go in? That must have been whey Val was putting in a new outlet.


    October 21, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    Lol, remember that giant heavy thing I was unloading, well that was it. I’ll do a post about it and a review in a week or so once I get everything set up the way I want it. It took a lot of research and talking with some midrise owners before I pulled the trigger, so far I think it will work well. Doing a high lift conversion on the door next week if all works out as planned.

      David Lessmann

      October 21, 2010 at 3:49 PM

      So that’s what the Sunday post on Facebook was all about. Looks like my guesses were way off the mark, but I like your style. That’s got to be an improvement over jack stands.

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