Tip & How-To about 1993 BMW M5
How to change your oil: * Make sure that the car is parked on level ground and the engine is shut off * Pop open the hood, you will see the metal loop sticking out of the engine block. This dipstick is usually in red for easy recognition. * Have a thick paper towel in your hand and pull out the dipstick with the other, wipe the end of the dipstick until there is no oil left on the dipstick * Insert the dipstick back in and wait for a few seconds. Remove the dipstick once again and look at the end of the dipstick. CHECK and MAKE SURE that the oil level is between the "Low" and the "High" mark. If the oil is at the low mark, it generally take 1 quart of oil to get it up to "High". * Also check the quality of the engine oil. If it is grainy or has little nuggets or looks dirty, it's time to change your oil. * Open the drain plug that is located beneath the engine and make sure your pan is big enough to collect all the oil that drains out. * Also install a new oil filter (From $4). * After draining the oil, tighten the drain plug in securely. IMPORTANT! Do not over tighten the drain plug as it will strip the oil pan and this could cost about $500-$800 in repair at the BMW dealership. Be Careful! * Fill up with the recommended quarts of oil. * Check the dipstick and make sure that the oil level is between the low and high point. * Check your oil level and quality of the oil every week, or bi-weekly when in low usage. Also do not forget to check for oil leaks, a simple glance on the garage floor will do the trick. * For conservatives, remember to change your oil every 3000 miles or 6000 miles if you use synthetic oil. It is a cheap but good prevention against engine damage. Remember the mileage between oil change also depends on your driving condition. * Reset your Oil change reminder on your car. That's it, you made it!
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