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Old 07-31-2009, 10:36 AM
02BMW_X5 02BMW_X5 is offline
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Question Oil change question!

I want to do my own oil change on my 2002 BMW X5 (3.0I). How many quarts of oil does it take? Thank You.
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Old 07-31-2009, 11:08 AM
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about 7.75 quarts with the oil filter. Put 7 in, start it to pressurize the system and fill the filter. Then shut it off and check it using the dipstick. Add accordingly.
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Old 07-31-2009, 11:50 AM
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I put 8.5 quarts in there. As we all know though, BMW burns oil. I called BMW and a service guys told me 8 quarts. So am I safe at 8.5 quarts?
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Old 08-01-2009, 12:36 AM
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I have done it many times.... 8qt.
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Old 08-01-2009, 06:21 PM
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Thank You! Very much appreciated.
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:55 PM
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I change the filter every time and I always use exactly 8 qts. I put in the frist 7 start the engine. shut of and check dipstick. it always just touching the bottom mark. add half a qt , up to the middle. add the other half right to the top. I figure something like a qtr. qt hangs up in the bottles and it works.

Buy 8 qts change the filter and you are good to go.
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