2004 BMW X3 RECOMMENDED OIL & OIL CHANGE ON THE X3

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  • 2004 BMW X3

Engine Mechanical problem
2004 BMW X3 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 70000 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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  • Dr. Hagerty
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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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