When to replace the Oil Filter on your BMW 7 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Oil filter : 12 month / 15000 km
This replacement procedure can be used for:
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The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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

All the parts you need to replace – Oil Filter for 7 (E32) and other BMW models
Replacement: engine oil and filter – BMW 7 (E32). Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
All-purpose cleaning spray
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 36
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Oil drain pan
Fender cover
Replacement: engine oil and filter – BMW 7 (E32). AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Replace the oil filter every time when changing motor oil.
  • Use only new O-rings during installation.
  • Wear gloves to prevent contact with hot liquid.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: engine oil and filter – BMW 7 (E32). Take the following steps:
  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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    Prepare a container for the old oil filter.
  4. Step 6
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    Put the old oil filter in the container.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – BMW 7 (E32). Tip:
    Move up the container. The oil starts to drain out of the drainage hole immediately after you have removed the oil filter.
  5. Step 7
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    Detach the oil filter from the filter cover.
  6. Step 8
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    Remove the oil filter cover O-ring. Use a flat screwdriver.
  7. Step 9
    Clean the oil filter housing cap. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
    Step 10
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    Install a new O-ring to its mounting seat on the filter cover.
  8. Step 11
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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.
  9. Step 12
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    Clean the oil filter seat.
  10. Step 13
    Lubricate the rubber seal of the new filter with a little amount of fresh oil.
    Step 14.1
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    Install a new oil filter housing cover and tighten it.
    Step 14.2
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    Use a drive socket #36. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 25 Nm torque.
  11. Step 15
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    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – BMW 7 (E32). 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.All works should be done with the engine cooled down.
  12. Step 16
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    Clean the area of the oil pan drainage hole. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  13. Step 17
    Put a waste oil container with at least 9 l capacity under the drainage hole.
    Step 18
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    Unscrew the drain plug. Use a drive socket #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
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