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Old Mon, Sep-23-2013, 05:39:28 PM   #1
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Default Oil change help.

I usually changed my oil in my e36 and e46 with a mityvac pump, through the dipstick. Forgot there isn't a damn dipstick in these cars.

Does the oil filter housing go to the oilpan? I see there are two oilpan plugs. I have a feeling I won't be able to extract all of the oil through the oil filter housing. Any advice other than removing both oil drain plugs?
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I usually changed my oil in my e36 and e46 with a mityvac pump, through the dipstick. Forgot there isn't a damn dipstick in these cars.

Does the oil filter housing go to the oilpan? I see there are two oilpan plugs. I have a feeling I won't be able to extract all of the oil through the oil filter housing. Any advice other than removing both oil drain plugs?
Both plugs need to be removed.

Link: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185785

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Both plugs need to be removed.

Link: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185785

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My real question is how can I extract using the mityvac.
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Old Tue, Sep-24-2013, 05:02:57 AM   #4
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My real question is how can I extract using the mityvac.
You can't. If you were ever concerned about removing ALL the oil, a mityvac was never your best choice anyway. Just drain both sumps. It's easy.
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The amount of oil left in the system after removing both drain plugs is very negligible. Don't worry about vacuuming it out.
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Default Re: Oil change help.

The car has almost 9 quarts capacity, so you'll be fine. As others have said, don't worry about getting every last drop. A few people I know have been putting in magnetic drain plugs, not sure as to the effectiveness of those.
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Default Re: Oil change help.

The question was is it possible to extract using the mityvac method and unfortunately the answer is no. The only option is draining through both drain plugs. I can't believe bmw went to a system where the owners have to rely on a sensor vs a dipstick. I understand technology advancement, but I'm not agreeing with this one.
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