BMW M235i Oil Change Information

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The BMW M235i features the mighty N55B30O0 engine which is a single turbocharged 3.0L inline 6 cylinder. Power output is 326hp and 322lb-ft (450Nm) of torque. BMW recommends changing the oil every 11,000 miles or once a year, whichever comes first. Ensure your engine has been warmed up prior to draining. After removal of the drain plug, let it drain for 20 - 30 minutes.

What type of oil should I use in my BMW M235i N55 engine?

BMW recommends full synthetic oils that meet BMW Longlife-01 (BMW LL-01) and BMW Longlife-01 FE (BMW LL-01 FE) standards.

BMW Longlife-01 (BMW LL-01)
Special BMW approval for fully synthetic long-life oil. Product meets ACEA A3/B3 and API: SJ/CD EC-II.

BMW Longlife-01 FE (BMW LL-01 FE)
Fully synthetic long-life oil with fuel economy properties. Oils meeting this specifications must have a low HTHS viscosity to meet the manufacturer's fuel economy requirements.

Per page 178 of the 2 series owner's manual:

  • SAE 0W-40
  • SAE 0W-30
  • SAE 5W-40
  • SAE 5W-30
  • The label of the oil should list the rating standards the product meets as shown in the image below:

    BMW M235i Oil viscosity

    What is the OEM BMW oil filter part number for the N55 motor?

  • OEM BMW Part Number: 11427953129
  • This OEM BMW oil filter kit costs around $15 and comes complete with (1) oil filter, (1) drail plug washer and (1) oil filter cap o-ring.

    What are alternative N55 oil filter part numbers?

  • Mann: HU816X
  • Mahle: OX387DECO
  • Hengst: E61HD215
  • What is the oil filter cap torque?

    25Nm or 18lb-ft

    What is the oil drain plug torque?

    25Nm or 18lb-ft

    What is BMW oil filter cap tool part number?

    OEM BMW Part Number: 83300493936
    It costs around $17 new

    What is the oil light reset procedure?

    • ➊ Keep foot off brake pedal & press "Start / Stop" button to turn on battery
    • ➋ Press and hold the "Set / Reset" button on the dash until the service indicator light appears.
    • ➌ Press the "Set / Reset" button multiple times until the oil indicator is shown.
    • ➍ Press and hold the "Set / Reset" button.
    • ➎ When "RESET" appears, release the "Set / Reset" button.
    • ➏ Press and hold the "Set / Reset" button again.
    • ➐ The oil reset is now complete and your new mileage countdown will begin.

    How do I check my engine oil level?

    • ➊ Under "Menu" on the iDrive controler selecct "Vehicle Info"
    • ➋ Select "Vehicle Status"
    • ➌ Select "Measure engine oil level"
    • ➍ Select "Start measurement"

    Where can I learn more information on oil weights and viscosity?

    Learn more BIMMERtips information on oil by clicking HERE

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