Question about 2006 BMW 3 Series
Put the car on a lift or jacks. Since it has low clearnance you will need lower jacks or use a ramp.
Remove the oil cap and the oil filter. You may need a strap wrench if the oil filter is too tight to come off by hand.
Look for trap door under the metal cover underneath the car. Open the trap door and you will have access to the oil pan drain bolt.
Use 17mm socket to remove the drain bolt and catch oil into a basin.
Remove the oil filter from the oil cap housing. YOu will also have to remove a large and small oil ring as well as a washer. The new filter will come with those. The oil rings must go into the groove to prevent oil from leaking. The filter goes on the cap housing. The washer that comes with the oil filter goes with the drain plug. Take off the old washer drain plug and put on the new washer drain plug and drain bolt once all oil has poured out.
Ratchet in drain bolt and close the trap door. Put on oil filter by hand. Put in 7 quarts of 5w-30 oil. Check with the dipstick as you get to the last half quart.
Replace oil cap, start engine, and check for any indications of leaks.
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