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post #1 of 47 Old 28th May 2010, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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Often they give you a bit left over so that after 10 miles when it complains how its burnt a litre of oil you can top it up again heh

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In my experience (7 years), the dealers almost ALWAYS overfill by one quart. Once, I even pointed out I only wanted 7 quarts in it, and they still put 8 in.

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I will still have to buy two 4 litre tubs, the spare 1.5 can be used at a later date.
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Do you want to know what amount you need to do an oil/filter change or the TOTAL capacity of the oiling system? As a man who left his lower oil pan off for a week I can assure you that the system holds more than you think!


DIY - Oil Pan Thread Repair
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39...rain-plug.html
DIY - O2 sensor change
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39...or-change.html
DIY - Replace worn and 'creaking' door seals
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39...ml#post2163106
DIY - Replace OEM battery with Bosch 49-850B
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i put some oil in the filter (about 1/2 qt) then 6 then check then top off.

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