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  • Brendan
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    Basically an adapter that spins on in place of the oil filter, two oil lines, and a remote filter mount. There are many kits available, I got mine 2nd hand from someone here on the board... My Oil filter is now located above the ABS pump on a custom bracket...

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  • kamakevie
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    Originally posted by Brendan View Post
    I use a remote filter kit...
    can you provide more info on this?

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  • Brendan
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    I use a remote filter kit...

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  • kamakevie
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    i realize i'm reviving an old thread, but how do you guys with the carbon airboxes get to your filter from the top? i just got my cf box a couple months ago, and i'm planning on changing my own oil. i dont really wanna take the whole box out to remove the filter everytime im due for a change

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  • UweM3
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    Originally posted by evans61 View Post
    Lastly, I run a wire from pin 7 to the shock tower bolt. Resets service interval w/ all green.
    Well done for adding this! Some people still buy the service reset tool or even worse, pay some shop for resetting the lights when a simple wire will do.


    For safety you can add a small fuse to the wire just in case you miss pin 7 [peace]

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  • evans61
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    Lastly, I run a wire from pin 7 to the shock tower bolt. Resets service interval w/ all green.

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  • thewiz666
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    Is M1 15w-50 still the preferred choice for the S14, or are there other oils that you guys like as well? I'm in the midwest, so the climates change all over the place.

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  • GrandRoyaL
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    Originally posted by Mdriver View Post
    I did not even have to jack up the car for my oil change. I used a fluid evacuator pump to suck out the oil from the dip stick tube and then took out the oil filter from the top side.

    Yeah it took an hour but ...who am I kidding, I will jack the car up next time and grab the filter from the bottom.
    you should do it the gravity way... when you drink your coke with a straw you can't get it all at the end , right ? the same happens with the oil in the car using a system like that.

    Originally posted by Eric View Post
    finding a PO to an E30 M3 that took very good care of the car INMO is like catching a brazilian model give you the up/down look while she reads Copernicus theory in the local barnes and nobel
    done that !! hehehe not literally ...

    come down to the source !

    []s

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  • Sporty1
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    When I do oil changes I crack off the oil cooler pipes also and allow the oil to drain from the cooler too. It holds around 500ml's.

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  • Jeremiah
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    You should also pre-fill the oil filter and crank the engine over without fuel until the oil pressure light goes out.

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  • 1fastm
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    I'm about to do my own oil change next week, glad I found this thread!

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  • Jake
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    Originally posted by 89M3Driver
    Thanks for the tips, you guys rock!

    Jason
    I just want to add that I appreciate the professional responses. Yes it was a bit of a noob question, but its the no bullshit responses like this that make me happy to be here.



    Thanks guys and take care,
    Jake

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  • mazenz
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    both of you, very well said.

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  • Reelizmpro
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    Originally posted by Eric
    finding a PO to an E30 M3 that took very good care of the car INMO is like catching a brazilian model give you the up/down look while she reads Copernicus theory in the local barnes and nobel
    Huh? you saying that hasn't happened to you yet Eric?? You need to move to LA.

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  • Eric
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    Originally posted by 89M3Driver
    I think the PO went a bit too long since the last oil change as the oil was VERY black, pretty much zero transluscence and somewhat thick in its warm state as it drained out. That kind of scares me! The car is in good hands now.

    Jason
    finding a PO to an E30 M3 that took very good care of the car INMO is like catching a brazilian model give you the up/down look while she reads Copernicus theory in the local barnes and nobel

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