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      04-08-2013, 12:23 AM   #1
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Confirm oil quantity?

I went to the dealership to pick up the oil filter, and they were adamant that the car takes 7 quarts. That has to be wrong...I think I've seen 5 in the forum. Can someone just confirm real fast if it needs 5 or 7?
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      04-08-2013, 06:47 AM   #2
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Five.

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      04-08-2013, 12:10 PM   #3
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I've had my oil changed twice and both times that said they used 7 quarts.
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      04-08-2013, 04:01 PM   #4
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I changed my own oil (335i) and it was just a tad over 6.5 qts
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      04-08-2013, 09:19 PM   #5
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So again I'm getting 5 and 7 hah...well if a 335i takes 6.5 then there is no way a 328i takes 7qts.
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      04-09-2013, 01:27 AM   #6
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328i takes 5qts. I changed oil recently and put in 5qts, similar quantity drained from the engine. Oil measurement indicates it at max level. If the max was 7, car would definitely complain about it
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I've had my oil changed twice and both times that said they used 7 quarts.
looks like you got overcharged for 4 qts
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      04-10-2013, 03:48 AM   #8
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That's so strange. Putting 7 quarts when the engine takes 5 would definitely be bad for the engine. I can't imagine how often dealers are messing up 328 engines cuz of this
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it's 7 quarts!!
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it's 7 quarts!!
yes, for your n55.. not the n20/n26 like the OP has..
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yes, for your n55.. not the n20/n26 like the OP has..
oops, sorry, should've read for engine type...lol the dealer would've figure it out one way or the other when the oil spilled on the ground..
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s'all good my theory is that 7 qts is so embedded into their brains that they forget the n20/n26 is a 4 banger
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