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Old 05-13-2008, 04:32 PM
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Oil Capacity for 328i

YES, I DID A SEARCH!!! And still can't find the official, technical bulletin BMW spec, for 2008 328i oil capacity... there are some great instructions, but no exact oil capacity provided. I can't wait a year to change the oil in this thing, and my DIY gene is dying to turn a bolt or two - so I plan to hit it this weekend at 5.5 months/4K miles.

No flaming please; provide the info if you can. Thanks much.
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:10 PM
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Old 05-13-2008, 06:03 PM
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Not in the Owner's Manuals??

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Yeah I checked the manuals and here's what I found:

Owner's Manual
- Page 128: How to read the display for oil level (no dipstick), use 5-30W, BMW recommends Castrol (oil cap says Castrol also)
- Page 162: Under capacities it shows fuel and window washers capacities

Service & Warranty Info Manual
- Page 6: Oil should be changed once a year, use 5-30W, BMW recommends Mobil-1

Is it in there and I missed it? It's not listed in the engine compartment either. What the hell is the oil capacity for this engine???
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Old 05-13-2008, 06:42 PM
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My wife's 328xi is away right now so I don't have access to the OM, and BMW doesn't have the 2007 or 2008 OM on their website as a PDF. However, they do have the 2006 325xi manual online and on page 145 it says:

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Engine with oil filter renewal US quarts/liters approx. 6.9/6.5 BMW High Performance
Synthetic Oil
PS: I found the 2007 OM for the 328i/335i and it has the same capacity listed as I posted above. I don't see why it would have changed for 2008.

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Old 05-13-2008, 07:37 PM
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Thanks spockat. So if the 2007 manual states the oil capacity I can pretty much verify that the info has been left out of the 2008 books - appears they REALLY don't want you to change your own oil. The parts guy at the BMW dealership told me he thought the capacity was 6.5 quarts since "people buy 7 quarts for their self self oil changes". So much easier with the good 'ole dipstick... Thanks again.
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Old 05-13-2008, 07:39 PM
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Old 05-14-2008, 08:24 AM
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Thanks AzNMpower!

Exactly what I was looking for... 6.9 quarts it is.
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:54 AM
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I couldn't find it anywhere in my 2007 N51 engine OM, how convenient of BMW to recommend taking it to a BMW center to have it changed. The stealerships in action -- what scumbags. Just their typical arrogance.
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FYI for AJQ

http://www.e90post.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=16

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Old 07-12-2012, 10:35 AM
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It is not in the 2007 328i owner's manual either. Same as 2008, fuel and washer is all...
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Thanks spockat. So if the 2007 manual states the oil capacity I can pretty much verify that the info has been left out of the 2008 books - appears they REALLY don't want you to change your own oil. The parts guy at the BMW dealership told me he thought the capacity was 6.5 quarts since "people buy 7 quarts for their self self oil changes". So much easier with the good 'ole dipstick... Thanks again.
AJ
So happy that my 335D has a real dipstick. It is plastic though
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