2004 BMW X3 Recommended oil & Oil change on the X3

Tiny
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  • 2004 BMW X3
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 70,000 MILES
What is the recommended oil for this car? The oil filter is not like many I have seen. Are there differences from changing this from a more 'traditional' vehicle (screw on filter)? Is the oil filter located in one of the 'normal' spots?
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Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 AT 11:22 AM

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Tiny
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5W30 synthetic oil is correct and the oil filter is at the top of the motor.
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Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 AT 8:40 AM

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