Perform First Oil Change

I knew the oil had just been changed when I bought the car. At right under 3,000 miles of ownership, I decided to change the oil. It wasn’t a magical interval for me, but it just felt like it was time. I didn’t want to get too caught up in the great oil debate, so I took some direction from the forums and went with regular (i.e., non-synthetic) Castrol GTX 20W-50.

I’ve since started to use LiquiMoly in my Audi RS4, so we’ll see if I change my mind about the M5.

Parts and Service

Project Total: $29.03
Parts / DescriptionQtyPriceTotalShipping / LaborTax / DiscountLine TotalDate OrderedApprox. MileageSourceDocs
Oil Filter Kit Brand: Mann Note: Contains: (1) Filter Cartridge, (1) Filter Housing Seal, (1) Upper Screw Seal, (1) Lower Screw O-Ring, (1) Drain Plug Seal (1988 BMW M5 Base Sedan) Part #: 11-42-9-063-138-M633$6.50$19.50$7.50$2.03$29.036/15/15176,528Pelican Parts
Castrol 03095 GTX 20W-50 Conventional Motor Oil - 5 Quart4$16.97$67.88$6.12$74.006/15/15Amazon.com