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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Sun, Feb-25-2018, 05:47:28 PM   #1
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Default should oil stay in oil stand?

I have a 1995 US M3. Can somebody give me a definitive answer as to whether oil is supposed to stay in the oil stand after the engine is shut off, or should it drain out? If I check my oil a few minutes after shutting down I get a normal reading. If I let it sit until cold (as the manual recommends) the level is off the chart high. Obviously in my case the oil is draining out of the stand. Is this normal?

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Default Re: should oil stay in oil stand?

How much oil are you putting in at each change?

In my experience, it does drain from the oil filter housing.
I think you're calling the housing the "stand"?
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Default Re: should oil stay in oil stand?

Follow the manual...read it when cold.

Don't fret if the oil level is above the hi mark. You can safely run a quart overfilled.
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