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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.

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Old 08-02-2004, 10:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 318i has about 78K on it. My mechanic did a full check on the engine, and found it to be very clean. As a result, he suggested that I start using a synthetic oil, 20W50, because of the high temps here in northern Alabama.

Here's my question...I have reseasrched the issue, and AMSOIL is very highly rated by what appear to be independent tests. My mechanic has had limited experience with AMSOIL, but says that his experiences have been that AMSOIL works well in new cars, but not so well in cars with mileage where mine is.

What recommendations would you have for oil choices? He recommended Mobil 1 SuperSyn, but they don't carry a 20W50 grade. Help is appreciated...
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