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Old 08-16-2011, 08:04 PM
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Oil change on e70


I have a '07 X5 4.8i. Took a quick look underneath and could not locate where the oil drain plug was. Is it hidden behind metal stiffening plate?
I assumed it would be exposed since the oil filter housing is exposed from a circular cutout in the same metal plate, but perhaps not. If anyone has a diy for the 4.8i that would be appreciated. I could not find one searching the forums.

Also is Mobil 1 0w40 acceptable for my model? From the forums, sounds like others use it. That, and Castrol synthetic 5w30...

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Old 08-17-2011, 09:16 AM
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there is a diy in the E53 forums i believe.

step one: drain the filter
Step two: drain plug is in the cut out in front of the filter. 8 mm allen wrech i think
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