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Old 28th May 2010, 12:46   #1
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Oil capacity on E39 m5

Is this right that its holds 8 litres of oil?
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Old 28th May 2010, 14:01   #2
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No. 6.5 liters or 6.9 quarts.
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6.5l with oil filter change
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Old 28th May 2010, 17:16   #4
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Hmm, I got charged for 7.5L at my Oil Service... I better check the level tonight
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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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Old 28th May 2010, 18:49   #6
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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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Old 28th May 2010, 23:37   #7
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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!

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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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