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Updated on May 06, 2012
PAGE 1: Exterior & Interior Pics
PAGE 2: Winter Tires Installed
Page 3: Miscellaneous Pics
Page 4: M Parallel Wheels
Page 5: Oil Change & SI Light Reset
Page 6: OBC Tests (Unlocking the High Instrument Cluster)
Instructions on how to change the oil on a 1999 540iT (M62TU engine):
1. Pull car up on ramps or jack stands...not much elevation is needed unless you have a 75" waistline...most average folks can reach the oil pan drain plug by just reaching beneath the car.
2. Raise hood and remove the oil cap on the engine block.
3. Take a 17mm socket wrench (or other 17mm tool) and undo the oil pan's drain plug beneath the car... turn the drain plug COUNTER CLOCKWISE to begin draining the oil.
4. Take your 36mm socket and remove the oil filter reservoir lid...which should also bring the old filter out with it. The oil filter reservoir's lid has "teeth" inside the lid (at the top) that inserts into the hole at the top of the oil filter
5. Remove the old O-ring on the oil reservoir's lid and replace it with a NEW O-ring (that came in the oil filter kit). Dip your finger in some oil and lubricate the new O-ring.
6. Insert new oil filter in the reservoir and screw the lid back on...no need to over tighten . Follow the torque specs that's posted on the reservoir's lid.
7. Once all the old oil has drained out...replace the old crush washer on the drain plug with the new crush washer that came in the oil filter kit. Again, no need to OVER tighten the drain plug.
8. Refill with the correct amount and weight oil required for your car (I used 8 quarts of Valvoline Full Synth 5w30)...and screw the engine's oil cap back on.
9. Start car and check for any leaks
How to reset the SI (service interval) lights if the OIL SERV or INSPECTION light is illuminated:
(this procedure is for E39s built BEFORE 9/2000 & have the 20-pin round DLC under the hood or other BMWs that have the 20-pin DLC)
If the OIL SERV or INSPECTION light is illuminated...to reset the lights after changing the oil & oil filter...or performing INSPECTION I or II...only requires a wire or a pair of needle nose pliers (if you don't have a professional reset tool).
1. Raise the hood and remove the cover from the round 20-pin DLC (data link connector) and locate pins #7 and #19 , then insert your tool of choice to short the pins (make sure you choose the CORRECT pins...using the wrong pins could create BIG problems). I marked pins #7 & #19 with a gold paint stick as NOT to short the wrong pins...fingernail polish or model paint would make great alternatives:
2. The SI light will have a yellow LED illuminated and either OIL SERVICE or INSPECTION illuminated. If you waited too long to change the oil and reset the lights...the red LED to the right of the yellow LED will illuminate.
To reset the OIL SERVICE warning takes approx 5-10 seconds ...to reset the INSPECTION warning takes appox 11-15 seconds .
a.) Turn the ignition to POSITION 2 and begin counting the seconds (1000, 2000, 3000, 4000 , 5000 etc) as you make your way back to the engine bay.
b.) between 5-10 seconds (for OIL SERV)...remove the wire, needle nose pliers...between 11-15 seconds (for INSPECTION I or II)
c.) now screw the round 20-pin DLC cover back on
d.) now go back to turn the ignition off...when you return to the driver's seat the SI light should show five green LEDs illuminated.
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Love your touring. I just bought the same one except tan interior. I love it more and more every day. The M Par's look awesome!
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