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NCwhiteout
07-25-2010, 02:02 PM
im changing my oil right now and cant find it anywhere in the owners man. how many quarts do i put in its a 02 745li? thanks

wilk187
07-25-2010, 02:19 PM
I'm betting 100$ that it's in the manual. Look for the engine specifications....that being said, should be a little less than 8 quarts

montehall
07-25-2010, 02:29 PM
put in 5 quarts and check the dipstick. add quarts until it reads slightly over full. Run the engine, then check again.

skyhome
07-25-2010, 02:35 PM
8 quarts is enough. I just changed mine and put 8 and half quarts, the computer shows a little bit over...

7_up
07-25-2010, 03:50 PM
It usually 8 qts but just start checking the dipstick around the 8th qt.

USALEXUSBMW750
07-25-2010, 08:53 PM
When i changed mine, i put 9qt and computer shows full, also i kept one more quart for future fill and i remember i put it in like after 5k-6k

Tinkham22
07-26-2010, 12:28 AM
8 qt and then check it should be 8.5 with filter.

GKT33
07-27-2010, 07:48 AM
With a new filter it's actually closer to 9 qt's. Put in 8, run it for a few mins then re-check. It will probably take another qt. Be carefull not to overfill!

1bad540
07-27-2010, 08:40 AM
Dealer charges me for 9qts...so 9 qts.

wilk187
07-27-2010, 03:06 PM
Dealer charges me for 9qts...so 9 qts.

I just lauged to myself at the thought of the dealer cheating you by charging you for an extra quart. hehe.

ronw
07-27-2010, 04:02 PM
Was told by dealer yesterday when I bought filter it takes 9qts

diznik007
07-27-2010, 04:20 PM
im changing my oil right now and cant find it anywhere in the owners man. how many quarts do i put in its a 02 745li? thanks

on page 217 of your owners manual under capacities.
Engine with oil filter change
745i, 745Li
quarts/liters
8.5/8.0
BMW High Performance
Synthetic Oil.

allaboutthelife
10-06-2011, 06:34 AM
Well this is my first oil change for my Bimmer . I have a coupon for 64.99 @ BMW of Silver Spring. Christina told me it is 9 QT. So I informed her its 8.5, she said they cant do it unless its 9. so my 64.99 coupon is going to more like 80+. This is going to be my last time letting BMW change my Oil. It cant be that bad I have changed and done breaks on all my cars.......

collins912
10-06-2011, 07:16 AM
Manual says to service it with 8.5qts.:thumbup: They charge for 9 because its basically wasting a bottle of oil. The other .5 is not gonna hurt your engine.

1bad540
10-06-2011, 07:17 AM
Manual says to service it with 8.5qts.:thumbup: They charge 9 because its basically wasting a bottle of oil. The other .5 is not gonna hurt your engine.

yup, 8.5

allaboutthelife
10-06-2011, 07:19 AM
Update- I just realized that my coupon expired...LOL Well I contact Christina and she decided to honor the coupon anyway!!! Guess I lucked out today.

overthetop7
10-06-2011, 09:42 AM
Go for 9qts, ive changed mine so many times! It deff doesnt take anything less than 8

Emeer18
10-06-2011, 07:50 PM
BMW says 8.5 quarts with new filter, $64 worth of oil + $4 for the new drain plug and o ring.

allaboutthelife
10-06-2011, 07:58 PM
So got the oil change. $85 total. I'm a little disappointed Christina didn't come and talk to me considering that she was FINE!!!! LOL. They even gave it a wash, kinda disappointed because I could see swirls in it. I usually hand wash my 745....dont know how they washed it.