2004 BMW 325Ci Q&A
2004 BMW 325Ci Question: How do I change the oil filter cartridge?
I want to change my own oil where is the cartridge and how do I change it - Visitor
You need to have a 36mm socket with a long adapter to remove the filter cartridge. When you can turn it by hand wait a minute until the oil drains back into the oil pan. When you pull out the plastic cap the oil filter will be inside the cap, hold a rag under to catch dripping oil. Pull out the old filter, replace the big O ring - it comes with the filter - place the filter into the housing and pop it in. Install the cartridge back to the oil filter housing, tight it to the specs, I think it's 8Nm. It's important to apply oil into the O ring around the cap! Do this first and drain the oil from the pan after. Use an OE or Mann oil filter. Zee - ZeeTech