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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 04-29-2013, 09:58 AM
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Smile The real oil capacity of a 328i?(oil change w.filter)

Getting ready to change the oil on my 328i at the end of break-in, and though I have read some discussion of the capacity, haven't seen a definitive figure-anybody know for sure AND know torque figure for drain bolt/washer?( I know I know it is not necessary, but for me it is therapeutic and long habit).
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:05 PM
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Are the fluid capacities not listed in the owner's manual? They have been in the past.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:34 PM
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I just did an oil and filter change last week. My N26 took 5 quarts of oil. The oil drain plug is plastic, as is the oil pan. The torque I believe is 7ft-lb. If you use gunuine BMW oil filter it will come with two replacemetn o-rings and a new oil drain plug.
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I just did an oil and filter change last week. My N26 took 5 quarts of oil. The oil drain plug is plastic, as is the oil pan. The torque I believe is 7ft-lb. If you use gunuine BMW oil filter it will come with two replacemetn o-rings and a new oil drain plug.
Plastic oil drain plug ???
Plus I thought F30 328i had N20 engine.
What is N26?
EDIT: I got it N26 is California emission SULEV N20 variant.
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It's very safe to add 4-5 quarts to the car and then top-off as needed. A car will not truly "run low" on oil, at normal speeds, until it's down below 3 quarts.

So for vehicles with no dipstick but a good computer reading, it's consistently safe to add a bit less then start it up and see if it tells you to add.
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thank you

Thanks for the info and the help
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:22 PM
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I didn't have a torque wrench handy but know that 8 ft. lbs. of torque is not very tight, just about wrist tight with no bull strength.

When I tightened it, it clicked. Does the drain plug click when you put it on?
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Any news? Add 5 quarts when changing oil?
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Old 05-26-2014, 02:24 PM
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I would be afraid that a click was really the snap of plastic cracking.
I didn't know about the plastic plug and pan. That's disturbing.
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