2006 BMW X5 oil and filter change

  • 2006 BMW X5
  • 4.4L
  • V8
  • AWD
  • 91,000 MILES
Where is the oil filter located and what is the step by step procedure for completing the change?
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Monday, February 16th, 2015 AT 5:44 AM

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The oil filter is located on the left front top of the engine. There is an access compartment underneath for the oil filter and the oil for plug, you will also have to check the following items

Service is due when the Engine Oil Service Light comes on.
Check overall thickness of front and rear disc brake pads using special tool. If replacement is necessary: Examine brake disc surfaces. Clean brake pad contact points in calipers. Grease wheel centering hubs. Check thickness of parking brake linings only when replacing rear pads.
Adjust if necessary.
Reset Service-Indicator after each maintenance service has been completed. DO NOT reset Service-Indicator when additional oil changes (between the normal intervals) are requested by the customer.
Service is due when the Inspection Light comes on.
Check heater/air conditioner blower, rear window defogger.
Inspect for operation.
Check battery state-of-charge indicator and charge if required.
Check brake system connections and lines for leaks, damage and correct positioning.
Check cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks. Check coolant level and antifreeze protection level. Add coolant if required.
Check condition, position, and mounting of exhaust system. Examine for leaks.
Check for oil/fluid leaks.
Visually check fuel tank, lines and connections for leaks.
Check for leaks at flexible boots.
Check lighting system, i.E: headlights, foglights, parking, back-up, license plate, interior (including map reading lights), glove box, flashlight, illuminated makeup mirrors, luggage compartment/area lights.
Check fluid level; add if necessary. Check for leaks also.
Check condition and function.
Visually examine all SRS airbag units for torn covers, obvious damage or attachment of decals, decorations or accessories.
Check steering for absence of play, condition of suspension track rods, front axle joints, steering linkage and joint disc.
Check all tire pressures (including spare). Correct if necessary. Check condition of tires (outer surface [left/right]), tread wear and pattern; in case of uneven tread wear, readjust wheel alignment if requested.
Check for damage/leaks.
Check all warning/indicator lights, check control.
Add fluid as needed.
Check windshield wiper and washer jet positions.
Reduce replacement interval in dusty operating conditions.
Change oil ONLY if prompted by diagnostic short-test.
Check for brakes, suspension, steering, clutch/manual transmission and/or automatic transmission.
Service must be performed at the mileage/time stated (time interval begins from the vehicle's production date).
The Oxygen Sensor deteriorates strictly on mileage basis and must therefore be replaced to maximize vehicle fuel economy and minimize exhaust pollution.
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