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      08-27-2010, 07:40 AM   #1
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Differential - fluid capacity

Searched and asked in another thread- what is the 328i e93 differential capacity? Want to replace the fluid..

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      08-27-2010, 09:10 AM   #2
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I think its almost like 4 quarts.
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A little more than 1 quart
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      08-27-2010, 04:49 PM   #4
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Thanks! Figures, gotta buy two bottles of Redline
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A little more than 1 quart
+1 thinks its like 1 and a half when i did mine. 2 quarts should do ya fine
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its 1.2 quarts buy 2 qaurts to be safe.
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Thanks guys
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its 1.2 quarts
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Since the diff doesn't have a drain plug, measure the fluid that comes out into a marked clear plastic container to make sure you get it all. I had to change to softer plastic tubing on my pump half way thru to get to the bottom of the diff and the rest of the fluid.

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BMW TIS states the 328 diff capacity is 1 liter or 1.06 quarts OR to fill the diff until oil starts dripping out the fill port.
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Per the Bentley BMW 3 Series Service Manual, Page 333-1:

Rear differential capacity non-turbo: 1.0 ltr (1.05 qt)

Rear differential capacity turbo: 1.2 ltr (1.3 qt)


Per the Bentley BMW 3 Series Service Manual, Page 333-2:

Tightening Torque (all) Fill / Drain Plug: 44 ft-lb

So, a 328i (like mine) will take one US quart, unless you flush & clean all the old fluid from the inside by removing the dif housing cover first! Red Line polyo ester (PE), Group V base stock synthetics everywhere is the way to go!!
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Sorry! Pages in the Bentley Service Manual are 331-1 and 331-2 respectively. Thanks!
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You guys are amazing - thanks for the great info!
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No need to flush or measure, just suck out what you can and refill.
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