1. Getting Started - Prepare for the repair
2. Open the Hood - How to pop the hood and prop it open
3. Remove Oil Cap - Take off the oil fill cap
4. Add Oil - Determine the correct oil type and add oil
5. Replace Cap - Put the oil fill cap back on the engine
6. More Info. - Additional information on adding oil
The video above shows you how to add oil to your 2011 BMW X3. Before adding oil to your X3, make sure that your engine was cold and that your car was parked on a level surface when you checked the oil level otherwise you won't be able to tell if your X3 has a low oil level. For most BMWs, if your oil level is at the minimum mark on your dipstick, you should add about a quart of oil. If you are unsure how much oil to add to your X3, add a little bit at a time and check your dipstick frequently. This video shows you where the oil fill cap is located on your X3 and how to add oil. Adding too much oil to your X3 can be harmful, so it is easiest to add a little at a time.
If you add too much oil to your X3, you will need to remove some by loosening the drain plug underneath your engine - check out our video on how to change your oil & oil filter to see how to remove the excess oil.
Hans Angermeier is an ASE certified Maintenance and Light Repair Technician and has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road. Over the past 10 years, Hans has been focused on building CarCareKiosk, which is visited by millions of drivers each month.
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