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      03-13-2013, 11:33 PM   #1
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Exclamation E90 Oil Change, Then Reports LoW Oil on meter.

Changed the oil on my car on saturday. Poured 6 qrts in. Initially I poured a 5qrt. It the oil level read half way. Then I poured the other qrt in. Switched car off for about 2 hours then the level was down to about 1/4 way on the oil level meter.

Now I know (I could be wrong) an N52 holds 6qrts max. why am I getting this reading on Oil level or has anyone seen this before?
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N52 oil capacity is 6.5 Liters or 6.86847 quarts
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The procedure is to drain and refill with 7 quarts. Put the 7th quart in and your problems will go away.
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Humbly stand corrected.. Thanks a lot tho for the info.. I should attempt a top off tomorrow.
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