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well I bought this car and I want to do an oil change on it... the previous owner has been running regular 10-40 on it, is it worth the extra money to go synthetic?
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what year???

i have a 1987 325is and i run regular 20-50.
it runs great.
actually, i should change it pretty soon.

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what year???

i have a 1987 325is and i run regular 20-50.
it runs great.
actually, i should change it pretty soon.
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what year???

i have a 1987 325is and i run regular 20-50.
it runs great.
actually, i should change it pretty soon.
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same car/year as you
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ain't nothing better then redline fluids go with that if you can but yeah synthetic if ur gonna pamper ur car


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depens on how many miles your car has.... if it is over 100k, then dont do it, its gunna leak like a mother

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i have run synthetic in all my cars and never had a problem with it, even at 300,000, just the more miles then the heavier weight you need to buy,
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depens on how many miles your car has.... if it is over 100k, then dont do it, its gunna leak like a mother
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hmm, it has 111k - but I seriously doubt this milage is very close. The odometer is broke, the guy I bought it from said it was broke for a little less than a year.. whether or not he was lying I don't know
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i would put what ever he had in it. you arent gonna benifit by spending the money to get synthetic
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why does your engine leak oil with synthetic after 100,000? is there that much of a difference in the oil?

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mine leaked when i switched at 109,. and i have to replace the valce cover gasket for about $50 for the part. There used to be a very small leak on the oil pan gasket, but now its gone

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