New oil – fully synthetic ester
Managed to avoid spilling anything on the ground for a change!
Being able to take the side off the engine bay really makes filter swaps easy!
Also done is 6 new spark plugs (they’re pretty cheap so why not!)
Found a minor vacuum leak so the idle is much better now.
It’s that time of the year again when my daily driver needs it’s oil bits checking. This time it was an inspection 2 which is a little more involved than a regular service. Other than the obvious of making sure nothings falling off the spark plugs needed changing (which I’ll actually do next weekend as it will involve moving the LPG injector bits) and the fuel filter as this is the cars second inspection 2 having racked up 114,500 miles (that’s about 75,000 since I started servicing myself).
Naturally I only had 5 hose clamps and not the full 6 needed to complete fuel filter change so a trip to the local motor parts shop was need (an unavoidable reality when it comes to doing anything on a car).
This time after much head scratching and oil usage (seems to be normal on M54B22’s) I chose to go with some 5w 30 instead of the 0w 30 I’ve been using up until now. This stuff is also BMW Longlife 4 compatible which is more than is need on and M54 but not really different in price to the Longlife 1 compliant stuff.
Only given it a quick test drive but so far its running nice and smooth.