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Old 02-14-2011, 01:20 AM   #1
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DIY Oil Change - E39 I6

I'm just about ready to begin doing my own oil changes. I bought a Mityvac 7201, and have a few filters en route from the US (with a few other items). Just trying to track down a 36mm in 3/8 socket (if you know who sells them nationally, please let me know - I'm in NB).

I'm looking at oils there is for our E39 (mine is an 03 530 M pkg). I see Crappy Tire has a Mobile 1, with BMW LL-01 approval. I also get my bike oil from Amsoil, where they have a BMW LL-04 approved product, 5w-40. An Esso distributor has Mob 1 0w40 as well a bit cheaper than Amsoil.
For all you do it yourselfers, what are you using for oil??
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:58 AM   #2
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I got my 36mm socket from Princess Auto.

I ended up getting my Mobil1 0w40 from the Esso distributor here in Ottawa at a really good price. I think it ended up being around $6.50 per litre. That was a few years ago, I'm sure the price has gone up.

I also have some BMW 5w30 that I got from a dealer. I bought 2 cases so they gave me a deal.

My two BMWs are the easiest oil changes I've done. Mainly because the oil filter is on the top.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:36 AM   #3
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Canadian tire has 36mm socket for 20$ .. its in the "power built" brand section
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:18 PM   #4
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Thanks. Just found one that the Car Quest franchises carry. It's a Lisle, low-profile and retails for $15. I had to email Lisle in the US but had a response within 2 hours (great response)

http://www.lislecorp.com/divisions/products/?product=36
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I got my 36mm socket from Princess Auto.

I ended up getting my Mobil1 0w40 from the Esso distributor here in Ottawa at a really good price. I think it ended up being around $6.50 per litre. That was a few years ago, I'm sure the price has gone up.
My next question, would the M-1 0w40 be a better year-round oil for Canada ??

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Old 02-15-2011, 12:45 AM   #6
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My next question, would the M-1 0w40 be a better year-round oil for Canada ??

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yes that is what I am using but might go back to BMW OEM as it is cheaper with Maranello BMW pricing.

Been using Mobile 0w40 since 2002
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Old 02-15-2011, 04:04 AM   #7
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Keep in mind BMW oil burns in bimmers. It did in mine at least. Had to keep topping it off.
That was BMW high performance synthetic oil 5w-30
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:41 PM   #8
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Where do you dispose the oils?
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:48 PM   #9
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Where do you dispose the oils?
Mr. Lube at 11:00 at night.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:58 PM   #10
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Princess Auto should carry that 36mm socket. As for the oil, I used to use Castrol Syntec which was great. Now I use Amsoil high performance oil for my car now and its excellent.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:03 PM   #11
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I checked with princess Auto, sears, and Crappy Tire, none had the socket. Luckily a carquest store ordered it for me, for $15. and, its a low profile, i.e. 1/2 depth socket. The label says its for ford truck, 6.XX liter engine.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:32 PM   #12
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Where do you dispose the oils?
you can dispose of any used fluids at jiffy lube,no charge.
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I know in the US garages are required by law to accept used oil. I don't know what the law is in Canada
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:59 PM   #14
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Rich, there is a recycle depot for oil and fluids on Rodick between Hwy#7 and 14th Ave.
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:06 PM   #15
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You can leave your old oil at Canadian Tire as well. I just drop it off with the other 80 jugs by the garage door...
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