Self-Service Advice (Oil Change etc.) 2013 F20 116D

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Self-Service Advice (Oil Change etc.) 2013 F20 116D

Post by Rob_H » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:31 pm

Hey!

I own a 2013 116D SE Auto F20, N47T Engine (If relevant!) - I have been taking it to dealership for full service(s) as needed, as I had a service pack up to 100,000KM (I live in Ireland, hence the KM) - I have since surpassed this and will now be charged in full for same. I average about 800KM a week, nearly 4,000KM a month, so oil changes come up often.

TL;DR - I would like to be able to do this myself. I have worked on cars before, I know what I am doing generally, but I want to be specific about the parts I buy and do it all as I should. Any advice?

From what I can see, I need 5W-30 Fully Synthetic Oil, I think I'll go with the CASTROL brand, as recommended by BMW. Will 4Ltr be enough to fill it after draining to old oil??

Oil: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01 ... _i=desktop

What filter do I need / should I get, I find this one to be the hardest to figure out. So many different types, even when i filter by my car type.

What about this one?: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FZWTNQ0/ ... WUHTTV1B8B

Where exactly is the oil filter located on the 116D?

Thank you in advance!!

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Re: Self-Service Advice (Oil Change etc.) 2013 F20 116D

Post by Jonw246 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:35 am

Will companies like opie oils ship to you? I always use either opie oils or car parts 4 less. Make sure you get the correct grade oil (ll04) to make sure you don't ruin your dpf. Seem to think I use just over 4 litres in my 125d so not sure exactly what capacity your engine will be, I'm sure someone else will come along to tell you. I do 1000miles a week so I'm servicing every 3 months hence why I service myself too. Always use Bosch oil filters too as they seem to come out just as they went in, slightly more expensive but worth it imo.


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Re: Self-Service Advice (Oil Change etc.) 2013 F20 116D

Post by Jonw246 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:36 am

That Bosch filter looks the same as the one I use but I get mine from car parts 4 less and I'm sure I only paid 8 pounds for it last time round


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Re: Self-Service Advice (Oil Change etc.) 2013 F20 116D

Post by Rob_H » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:37 am

Jonw246 wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:35 am
Will companies like opie oils ship to you? I always use either opie oils or car parts 4 less. Make sure you get the correct grade oil (ll04) to make sure you don't ruin your dpf. Seem to think I use just over 4 litres in my 125d so not sure exactly what capacity your engine will be, I'm sure someone else will come along to tell you. I do 1000miles a week so I'm servicing every 3 months hence why I service myself too. Always use Bosch oil filters too as they seem to come out just as they went in, slightly more expensive but worth it imo.


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Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:36 am
That Bosch filter looks the same as the one I use but I get mine from car parts 4 less and I'm sure I only paid 8 pounds for it last time round


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Thank you! - That site alone has helped me a lot already, much appreciated. Yes, it seems to ship over to Ireland. I punched in my Irish reg number and straight away it recognised it, happy days.

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I'll defo go with the BOSCH Filter, seems to be the right one: BOSCH Element Oil Filter F026407123

I think the Castrol 5W-40 is the best one (from what little I have been able to research so far): Castrol Edge Titanium 5W-40 FST Fully Synthetic Car Engine Oil - Service Pack: 5 litres

It comes with 4ltr + 1ltr top up, so that should do the job!

thanks again. Will order these and come back and let you know how I got on :)

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Re: Self-Service Advice (Oil Change etc.) 2013 F20 116D

Post by Jonw246 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:59 pm

Rob_H wrote:
Jonw246 wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:35 am
Will companies like opie oils ship to you? I always use either opie oils or car parts 4 less. Make sure you get the correct grade oil (ll04) to make sure you don't ruin your dpf. Seem to think I use just over 4 litres in my 125d so not sure exactly what capacity your engine will be, I'm sure someone else will come along to tell you. I do 1000miles a week so I'm servicing every 3 months hence why I service myself too. Always use Bosch oil filters too as they seem to come out just as they went in, slightly more expensive but worth it imo.


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Jonw246 wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:36 am
That Bosch filter looks the same as the one I use but I get mine from car parts 4 less and I'm sure I only paid 8 pounds for it last time round


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Thank you! - That site alone has helped me a lot already, much appreciated. Yes, it seems to ship over to Ireland. I punched in my Irish reg number and straight away it recognised it, happy days.

Image

I'll defo go with the BOSCH Filter, seems to be the right one: BOSCH Element Oil Filter F026407123

I think the Castrol 5W-40 is the best one (from what little I have been able to research so far): Castrol Edge Titanium 5W-40 FST Fully Synthetic Car Engine Oil - Service Pack: 5 litres

It comes with 4ltr + 1ltr top up, so that should do the job!

thanks again. Will order these and come back and let you know how I got on :)
Make sure you search for a discount code too, there's always an offer on, sometimes 50% off or more!!


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