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- Apr 13, 2021
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- LFOD, New Hampshire
Yeah, all my BMWs have had top mount filters, and the manual references a vacuum hose down the dipstick tube to remove the old oil.I love our Our Subaru for the top mounted filter, but hate the mess the pan drain makes. Who ever invented under chassis panels never changed oil.
We had a BMW long ago with the top mounted filter and I am guessing that the copycats caught on.
I had actually purchased a fluid evacuator specifically for my 540i, but UPS delivered it to the wrong address, and those dicks kept it. I got a refund after filing a UPS claim, but shortly after my car was totalled in a rearend collision.
I have another 540i, and might get another fluid evacuator just to make life easier.