how to change oil and oil filter on 1996 BMW 318ti

how to change oil filter and where is located and which oil is best

by in Snow Hill, NC on October 22, 2010
1 answer
ANSWER by on December 11, 2010
The filter is accessed from the top of the motor, in a plastic housing. You need a web filter wrench to remove it. The replacment filters are all about the same. I get mine from FCPGroton on line, or my FLAPS (Friendly Local Auto Parts Store). About $9 for the filter, which includes the O-Rings (be sure to change these). It is a fairly easy oil change. I use Mobil 1 (10W30)... and 1 QT Lucas Oil Treatment. Total cost for a Home Change is about $32.00 most FLAPS will take your used oil.