3-Series (E21, E30)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.
Hey everyone, this is the first time I'm changing the oil in this car, only had it for 3000 miles, I have some 10w-30 Mobil One & a K&N oil filter that the auto parts store guy sold me, Is this okay, or what you would recommend for this car?? '87 325is w/ 228k
Mobile one and Amsoil are better than any other non synthetic on the market. Synthetic oil is proven to be "better". The reason some people think you shouldnt use synthetic oils is because it doesnt gum up like regular oils and keeps the inside of the motor very clean, possably causing seepage in old gaskets. Personaly I would use it because of its higher quality dispite the possible leakage.
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Synthetic is gooooooooooooooooooooood.....I could car less about leaks...i fix em...its called replacing gaskets... :P ok enough being a sarcastic d!ck haha...oil is notttt that big a deal...what does matter is consistancy...dont change weights a lot...use 10/40 for that mileage and stick to it...10/30 is fine but it provoke more wear which is good on breaking in engines but i think its broken in... ok i said i would stop with the sarcasm...sorry ghead
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1995 BMW 540i/6: The Calypso Beast Vid 0-70ish 1987 BMW 325es: Face & Butt Lifted/M50tu Swapped*Sold* 1985 VW Scirocco: Too many mods, money pit*Sold* E34 Plate Filler Wanted!
There is no noticeable difference in the performance synthetic or semisynthetic... There is too much physics here I am not going to explain it. Just use the oil that the manufacturer recommended and don't bother with things that you cannot understand 10w40 is the right kind for BMWs. And BMW recommends Castrol. So their engines are made and tested using this kind of oil... If this is 228K kilometers just put some 10w40 and everything will be ok. If it is miles maybe you should think for something like 15w40 or 15w45.
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