Ok, againa, sorry for the delay
You are correct in asking this question. It a little confusuing and some customers dont quite follow the procedure etc
first off? you do NOT need to go to dealer for an oil change. This is/was only when car was under warranty, extended warranty and it was entitiled to its first couple services included in the maintenance plan
You are out of this now.There are no special tools, no special procedures
The filter is a cartridge type, easy to replace and it has a normal drain plug at bottom of engine
the real important aspect is the OIL. It MUST be a 5W30 Full synthetic oil.
Castrol makes one, Mobile makes one and BMW has one. Oil changes are aevery 15 K due to synthetic oil
You do NOT need to go to a dealer now, just be sure to find a shop that can get the special oil as well as the Mini oil filter and.. the shop is ok in doing the work
BMW cost on oil change is around $255 +/- due to they include things NOt required
Yopu simply need a shop that can and will change the oil. Being verty carefuelt o use the 5w30 full synthetic oil, its pricey but required and.. the shop can get the oil fileter cartridge
If you chose to do you own?
You can click HERE to upload a .pdf file showing how to change the oil
You are ok with local shop or doing on your own. Just watch what type oil is used
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