I've got to register a complaint with your comment "it's fine to put in 8 qts."
I've always said here, based on what I've read (a lot) that it's better to be a quart low than over a 1/4 quart high...which is the top of the top notch.
The capacity is 6.9 quarts, so 7 is fine. 7.9 is capacity for an Xi I believe, so 8 qts. is fine there.
But 6.9 qts. or 6.5 L is capacity for most e46s and I think if you're going to recommend a proper amount, you should just do so. Don't make someone reading think the capacities are just suggestions.
If you edit, let me know and I'll turn this post into a glowing review!
Last edited by dmax; 05-23-2012 at 05:04 PM.