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Service – engine oil BMW N63

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Special tools required:

11 9 240


Risk of scalding!

Carry out work on the vehicle only when wearing oil- and heat-resistant protective gloves incl. forearm protection, face guard and protective apron.


Carry out engine oil service only when the engine is at operating temperature.

Observe the exact engine oil filling capacity.

Overfilling the engine with engine oil will result in engine damage.


Catch and dispose of drained engine oil in a suitable collecting vessel.

Observe country-specific waste disposal regulations.

Remove oil drain plug (1) from oil filter cover.

Open oil drain plug (2) of oil sump and drain engine oil.

Graphic E71.

Release oil filter cover (1) with special tool 11 9 240.

Tightening torque 11 42 1AZ:

Type Thread Tightening specifications Torque
1AZ Oil filter cover to oil sump upper part
N63O0 S88.5×3 O-ring lightly oiled
1. Initial tightening 30 Nm
2. Release oil filter cover through 180°
3. Final torque 40 Nm

Figure BMW E71.

Installation note:

Renew sealing ring (2) and wet with oil.

Check sealing ring (1) and renew, if installed.

Renew oil filter element (3) and slide into the oil filter cover.

Oil filter element (3) must snap audibly into place.

Insert oil filter element (3) into oil filter cover.

Installation note:

Oil filter element (3) must snap audibly into place.


View: without underbody protection and reinforcement plate.

Graphic BMW E71.

Installation note:

Replace sealing rings.

Insert oil drain plug (2) into oil sump and tighten.

Tightening torque 11 13 1AZ:

Type Thread Tightening specifications Torque
1AZ Oil drain plug
N63 M18 x 1.5 Replace sealing ring 40 Nm

Insert oil drain plug (1) for oil filter cover and tighten.

Tightening torque 11 42 2AZ:

2AZ Oil drain plug to oil filter cover
N63O0 M12 Replace sealing ring 10 Nm


Pour in engine oil.

Start engine and run at idle until oil pressure indicator light goes out.

Switch off engine.

Check oil filter cover and oil drain plug (1 and 2) of oil filter cover and oil sump for tightness.

Assemble engine.

Recommendation: Check engine oil level:

Park vehicle on a horizontal surface

Allow engine to run at operating temperature for three minutes with increased engine speed (about 1100 rpm)

Read off engine oil level in instrument cluster or on control display

Top up engine oil if necessary

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