3-Series (E21, E30)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.
I'm pretty sure your car takes more than 4.5 quarts with a filter change. My 325i takes 5 liters with a oil change with filter which is about 5 1/4 quarts. Did you change what weight oil you used from the last time you changed the oil?
The bently said it takes 4.5 quarts with a filter change. But when i started it up the oil light was on, and it was barely at the low line on the dip stick. So i added another .75 quarts, and let it sit for a while. Initially the car wasnt hot btw. But the second time it worked fine, with no bubbles or smoke or anything. So i guess i fixed it
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well reading this post I really think the guy at the autopart went overboard by telling me that this car holds 6.5 quarts of oil. BTW its a 91 325ix, I did the oil and filter change by myself and after pouring the 5th quart I took the stick out to see if it was true, well the stick looked like it could hold more, so I poured the 6.5 quarts on it. The car runs the same as before, no leaking, no hesitation, no smoke, so I think he wasn't so wrong.
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