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rayb1164
10-11-2010, 10:23 AM
Does anyone know where I can find the oil capacity for a 2011 528i? It is not listed in the owners manual. thanks rayb

AzNMpower32
10-11-2010, 10:28 AM
Since it still uses the N52 motor, I would assume 6,5 litres of motor oil.

rayb1164
10-11-2010, 06:17 PM
is that the exact amount that you would use with a new filter change?

AzNMpower32
10-11-2010, 07:09 PM
is that the exact amount that you would use with a new filter change?
Yes. If you aren't sure, then fill it up with 6 litres, drive it a bit (owner's manual states at least 10km), then check the oil levels. It's better to underfill than to overfill.

TJPark01
10-11-2010, 07:53 PM
Since we're in America... 7 qts with the filter. I changed the oil on a '11 535i myself. It's identical parts and capacities for oil change for both cars.

rayb1164
10-12-2010, 09:14 AM
Thankyou ....I am curious as to where you found this info? Also what brand of oil and fuel do you personally use? thanks

TJPark01
10-12-2010, 09:23 AM
Thankyou ....I am curious as to where you found this info? Also what brand of oil and fuel do you personally use? thanks
I found this out by going to the parts department at 2 separate BMW dealerships and asking about the capacities and parts. As far as the oil goes, the easiest to get are the following 3:
* Fully Synthetic Oil 7 Quarts BMW High Performance Full Synthetic 5W30* (BMW P/N: 07 51 0 017 866), Mobil 1 0W40, or Castrol Syntec European Formula 0W30.

I use the Castrol. You can check out my DIY Oil Change F10 N55 here (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=471406).

addendum - Fuel: Chevron 91, as long as it's top ties gas, it's all the same to me really.

AzNMpower32
10-12-2010, 09:37 AM
Thankyou ....I am curious as to where you found this info? Also what brand of oil and fuel do you personally use? thanks
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262350

Type of motor oil: any full synthetic that conforms to BMW LL-01 (Longlife-01) specs.