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      07-09-2011, 03:44 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by 1HOT BMR View Post
Thanks for the suggestion. I went looking but did not find a guide for the oil change. I did find several comments by owners complaining about this engine's excessive oil consumption that BMW claims is normal - 1 quart every 1500 miles. Nine quarts is the oil capacity with filter and 29 ft/lb is the oil drain plug torque.
Boy... If this the case, frequent checks of the dipstick will be needed to ascertain when and EXACTLY how much is needed to get it close to full, but not more... Oh yeah, BMW got rid of manual dipsticks... Just sayin...