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535xi oil capacity and thump on starting

Discussion in 'E60 (2004-2010)' started by biglen, Apr 13, 2008.

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    biglen

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    First question: The "no dipstick" stinks. Trying to find out the oil capacity of my '08 535xi sedan. Dealer performed two off schedule changes for me. Charged me for 7 qts once and 8 qts the other. Dealer says the truth is between 7 and 8 qts. Manual does not specify.

    Second question: Intermittently, when starting I hear / feel a slight thump right after start. Sounds like it's coming from exhaust. Dealer was able to reproduce and says it's "a quirk" of all '08 5 series related to hydraulic parking pawl. Hard for me to believe. Any thoughts out there?

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    jayesler guest

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    Oil

    You have to go through the iDrive in order to get the measurements for the oil. First in the main screen press down on the controller. Then you must go through the service tab and press down on the controller and then go through the car settings and you can get the measurement.
    I have a 535i and 550i and both of them do that also. I think that there is no problem with that.
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    biglen

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    Thank you but I know how to get the oil level display up.
    I'm trying to find out the capacity so I can change it myself.

    Thanks again.

    bslovon guest

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    isnt is free with the dealer?

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    jayesler guest

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    The oil change is free if it is under manufacturer's warranty.
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    biglen

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    thanks all

    Oil change is free but I may want to do one off cycle. Don't know the capacity.

    bl
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    BMWCCA1

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    From another thread you posted in:

    Punch the last seven digits of your VIN in here and it should give you your fluid capacities. Looks like 6.5L for engine oil.
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    biglen

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    Thanks

    Very cool - thanks.

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