How to Easily Change the Oil on a Lowered Car | Project BMW M3

David S.
Update by David S. Wallens to the BMW M3 project car
Dec 30, 2020

How to change the oil in a lowered car–like our E46-chassis BMW M3–when you don’t have access to a lift? How about some Race Ramps?

In fact, we made a video about that very subject.

Added bonus: info about what oil to run in this engine, as BimmerWorld’s James Clay recommends Red Line’s 10w50–a tick lighter than what the manual says. (More talk about S54 oil here.)

And for those who stumbled upon this page while seeking info about changing the oil in your E46-chassis BMW, welcome to Grassroots Motorsports. Join the forum and, remember, all questions welcome.



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