Recommended replacement interval for the part category Oil Filter : 12 month / 15000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 318 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 318 Ci, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 318 i, BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 318 Ci, BMW 3 Compact (E46) 318 ti

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change oil filter and engine oil on BMW 3 (E46) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: engine oil and filter – BMW E46 сonvertible. Tools you might need:
Replacement: engine oil and filter – BMW E46 сonvertible. Tools you might need:
All-purpose cleaning spray
Oil filter cup socket 86/16 F
Drive socket # 17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Funnel
Oil drain pan
Microfibre towel
Fender cover
All the parts you need to replace – Oil Filter for 3 Convertible (E46) and other BMW models
How to change Oil Filter on BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 330Ci 3.0 – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Oil Filter
How to change Oil Filter on BMW 3 Compact (E46) 318 ti – tips for proper car maintenance
BMW 3 Compact (E46) 318 ti
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Oil Filter on BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 318 i
BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 318 i
Easy tricks to help you to replace Oil Filter on BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 318 Ci
BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 318 Ci
Oil Filter removal & installation, incredibly easy steps for BMW 3 Touring (E46) 318 i
BMW 3 Touring (E46) 318 i
Changing Oil Filter on BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 318 Ci – tips for first time repair
BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 318 Ci
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the oil filter every time when changing motor oil.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW E46 сonvertible – should be done with the engine switched off.
  • Wear gloves to prevent contact with hot liquid.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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