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Topside oil change on 2009 335

Discussion in 'E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006-2011)' started by markjackson, May 10, 2009.

    markjackson guest

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    I want to do a topside oil change on my new 335 at 5K miles. I have an oil evacuater, but there is no dipstick tube to put the hose into. How do you do a topside on these?
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    chicane

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    You don't.
    Besides oil evacuater are lame draining the oil the oil fashion way is the best way to get rid of contaminated oil.

    M3Driver guest

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    ^^^ Agreed.

    Never really trusted those things myself. Do yourself (and your engine) a major favor by going ahead with a standard oil/filter change after your oil has warmed up.
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    327350

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    I've used my Griot's garage top side oiler for over 10 years

    I used to think the same way - the only good oil change was one where the pan plug was pulled and then she drained 'til the dripping stopped.

    On a fluke, I bought the top side oiler and used it my '98 Nissan Maxima; let it suck her dry while the engine was hot, then pulled the plug, Not one drop of oil came out - dry as a bone! I torqued that drain plug for the last time that day.

    When I bought my 330ci I did an oil plug drain and then let the top side oiler have a crack at it and it came up with an extra cup of oil! I torqued his pan bolt for the last time that day.

    That car now has 117k miles on it and I don't think it has suffered too terribly over the years. The key is to do the topside oiler right after driving the car for an extended trip- the oil will be "could fry catfish" hot and the top side oiler will evacuate the pan in less than 15 minutes. Then pull the filter and let the topside oiler clean out all that oil too. I use it on my power steering resevior as well.

    Great little device!
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    chicane

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    Well you are not going to have that option with newer BMW's because they don't have a dipstick [/thread]
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    327350

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    Yes , that's true

    I figure that my next BMW will be a 1 series. I'll just do the oil changes the old fashioned way: put the car up on my ez carlift and change it. Still gonna need the topside oiler to for the diff and power steering though.

    BMW really doesn't want us tinkering with these cars, do they?

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