I would like to inform Dave Maxweil and other owners of six cylinder BMWs who change their own oil that for the past two and one-half years Miller and Norburn has offered an oil filter housing that uses a spin-on oil filter.

An un-assembled kit costs $39 and an assembled kit with oil filter goes for $69. State year and model. CCA members get 10% off as long as you give your membership number when ordering. This item is a real time-saver for do it yourselfer's.

I bought the Poly Glo Seal advertised for $30 and here are the results. On good paint expect a deep glass-like shine. On faded paint it's better than conventional waxes, but you still better opt for that paint job.

As for its claim of 1-3 years protection sure, just like Liquid Tire chain will get you out of snow and you don't need wipers with Rain-X. After. 3 months it's time to polish again. It does give a car several years old with good paint a brand-new look, it wipes off effortlessly and there-is enough for 6 polishings. The stuff is made by Chematic Systems in Port Jervis, N.Y. and it might cost less if bought direct.

Finally, a winter tip for those who have to leave their cars outdoors during severe cold spells: take your battery out overnight. Not only will it be in a better state of charge for starting in the morning, but you have also effectively prevented your car from being stolen overnight.

Author: Barry White
Worcester, Mass.