BMW 318 Oil Capacity


bmw 318 oil capacity

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Incorrect engine oil can cause malfunctions in the engine or damage it. There is a risk of damage to property. When selecting an engine oil, make sure that the engine oil has the correct oil rating.

The engine oil quality is critical for the life of the engine. Only add the types of engine oil which are listed.

1982 – 1994 BMW 318 E30 Oil Capacity

Engine Oil capacity (with filter) Oil type (viscosity grades)
1.8 M40 engine 4.0 l 4.23 US qt | 3.52 UK qt 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-40
1.8 L M42 16v I4 engine 5.0 l (5.3 US qt) 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-40

Best 5W-30 Motor Oil:

Best 5W-40 Motor Oil:

 

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 BMW 318i E36 Oil Capacity

Engine Oil capacity Oil type
1.8 L M40 engine 4.0 l 4.23 US qt | 3.52 UK qt 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-40
1.8 L M42 16v I4 engine 5.0 l (5.3 US qt) 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-40
1.9 L M44B19 engine 5.0 l (5.3 US qt) 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-40, 10W-30

Oil Drain Plug Torque Specs:

  • M12x1.5 – 19 ft/lbs
  • M18x1.5 – 26 ft/lbs
  • M22x1.5 – 45 ft/lbs

 

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 BMW 318i E46 Oil Capacity

Engine Oil capacity Oil type
1.9L 4-cyl engine M44B19  5.0 l (5.3 US qt) 5W-40, 0W-40, 5W-30, 0W-30
M43TU engine  4.0 l 4.23 US qt | 3.52 UK qt 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-40
N42 engine 4.25 l 5W-30, 5W-40, 0W-40
N46B20 engine 4.25 l (4.5 US qt) 5W-30 5W-40, 0W-40
M47 diesel engine 5.0 l (5.3 US qt)

 

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 BMW 318i E90/E91/E92/E93 Oil Capacity

Engine Oil Capacity Oil type
N46B20 engine 4.25 l (4.5 US qt) 5W-30 5W-40, 0W-40
N43 engine 4.25 l (4.5 US qt) 5W-30 5W-40, 0W-40
M47TU2 engine 5.5 l (5.8 US qt) 5W-30 5W-40, 0W-40
N47 engine 5.2 l (5.5 US qt) 5W-30 5W-40, 0W-40

Too much engine oil can damage the engine or the catalytic converter. There is a risk of damage to property. Do not add too much engine oil. When too much engine oil is added, have the engine oil level corrected by a dealer’s service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

 

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 BMW 318i F30/F31/F34 Oil Capacity

Engine Oil capacity Oil type (viscosity grades)
N47D20 diesel engine  5.2 l (5.5 US qt) 5W-40

Engine oil that is not changed in a timely fashion can cause increased engine wear and thus engine damage. There is a risk of damage to property. Do not exceed the service data indicated in the vehicle.

The engine oil consumption is dependent on your driving style and driving conditions.

Therefore, regularly check the engine oil level after refuelling by taking a detailed measurement. The engine oil consumption can increase in the following situations, for instance:

  • Sporty driving style.
  • Break-in of the engine.
  • Idling of the engine.
  • With the use of engine oil types that are classified as not suitable.

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