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How To Add Oil To Your BMW 328i? (Step-by-Step Guide)

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If you’re driving your BMW 328i and suddenly see a low oil level warning in your car, then as it describes you need to add oil.

However, adding oil is a simple task that you can easily do (if there’s no need for an oil change) and you don’t have to go to your mechanic for that.

You should know that maintaining the recommended oil level is very important, and if the oil level gets too low, you can look at many issues with your engine.

It could result in very low performance, buildup of sludge, and engine damage.

But don’t worry, here we’ll learn to add oil to your BMW 328i, with an easy step-by-step process:-

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Necessary Tools & Materials Needed

So, there are some basic things you will need to add oil to your 328i.

  • Recommended high quality engine oil
  • A funnel
  • Some clean shop towels
  • And safety gloves

Step-By-Step Process To Add Oil To Your BMW 328i

Follow the step by step process to add oil to your 328i:-

1. Park Your Vehicle

First, park your vehicle on a leveled surface and let the engine cool down.

2. Open Your Hood

Now open the hood with the hood release latch located inside your vehicle.

3. Locate the Oil Dipstick

You should find your oil dipstick near the engine. If you face a problem finding the oil dipstick, then get help from the owner’s manual.

4. Check Oil Level

After finding the dipstick check the current oil level.

Here’s how to do it: take out the oil dipstick > clean the dipstick > put it back > then take it out again, and now check if the oil is maintained according to the recommended marking.

If the oil is below the recommended level then you should add oil to match the recommended level.

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5. Find The Oil Filler Cap

Now to add oil, first locate the oil filler cap which should be at the top right side of the engine. Check the owner’s manual if you can’t find the oil filler cap.

Now rotate the filler cap counterclockwise to open, and keep the cap aside.

6. Add The Oil With A Funnel

Now use the funnel to add the oil carefully without spilling.

Try to use the dipstick to check the oil level to prevent overfilling, you could also check your car’s oil indicator.

You should know that the overfilling of oil could be the same level of problem for the engine as having a low level of oil.

7. Close The Oil Filler Cap

After adding the oil close the oil filler cap by rotating the cap clockwise.

Now lastly check the oil level again with the dipstick to measure if the oil level matches the recommended mark.

Now, keep the car idle for 20 minutes, then take a small ride and check if the warning is off.


You should always check your oil level on a regularly scheduled basis.

Because having low oil can cause many issues with the engine.

When the oil is low for a long time, you will face many issues such as a knocking noise from the engine, a bad burning smell, and the engine failing and stop working.

To prevent any of the issues, simply monitor the oil level and add oil if necessary.

And, always change oil at 10,000-12,000 miles which is recommended by BMW.

As described earlier adding oil to your 328i is a pretty straightforward easy process, once you try you will surely be able to do that.

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