When to replace the Oil Filter on your BMW 3 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Oil filter : 12 month / 15000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Touring (E91) 320 d, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 318 d, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 320 d View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

Tools
Replacement: engine oil and filter – BMW E90. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
All-purpose cleaning spray
Drive socket # 8
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 36
Flat screwdriver
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Oil drain pan
Funnel
Microfibre towel
Fender cover
Replacement: engine oil and filter – BMW E90. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the oil filter every time when changing motor oil.
  • Wear gloves to prevent contact with hot liquid.
  • Use only new O-rings during installation.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – BMW E90
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the hood.
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
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    Unscrew the oil filler plug.
  2. Step 4
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    Unscrew the filter housing cap together with the old filter element. Use a drive socket #36. Use a ratchet wrench.
  3. Step 5
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    Put the old filter cartridge in the container.
  4. Step 6
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    Cover the oil filter housing with a microfibre towel to prevent dirt and foreign objects from getting into the system.
  5. Step 7
    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – BMW E90. AUTODOC recommends:
    The vehicle must be on even keel, and if it is at an angle, the drain plug must be at the lowest point.
    Step 8
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    Undo the fasteners of the oil pan lower cover.
  6. Step 9
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    Remove the oil pan cover. Use a drive socket #8. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 10
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    Put a waste oil container with at least 6 l capacity under the drainage hole.
  8. Step 11
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    Clean the area of the oil pan drainage hole. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  9. Step 12
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    Unscrew the drain plug. Use a drive socket #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 13
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    Drain the used oil.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – BMW E90. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Caution! The oil may be hot.
  11. Step 14
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    Detach the oil filter from the filter cover.
  12. Step 15
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    Remove the oil filter cover O-ring. Use a flat screwdriver.
  13. Step 16
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    Clean the oil filter housing cap. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  14. Step 17
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    Install a new O-ring to its mounting seat on the filter cover.
  15. Step 18
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    Install the new oil filter to the mounting seat on the filter cover.
    Please note!
    Make sure to install the filter correctly. Don't mix up the sides of the part.
  16. Step 19
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    Remove the O-ring from the plug.
  17. Step 20
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    Clean the plug and put a new O-ring on it.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – BMW E90. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Wait until the oil has completely drained from the drainage hole.
  18. Step 21
    Screw in the new drainage plug and tighten it. Use a drive socket #17. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 25 Nm torque.
    Step 22
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    Clean the area of the oil pan drainage hole.
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