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Old 06-13-2006, 08:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone use 0w-30?

I just changed my oil with Mobil 1 5w 30 today. But just know I went on mobil1.com and messed around on their website. when i selected my car, it recommended 0w 30... seems like theres not enough oil to protect the car...? has anyone used a 0w?

http://www.mobil1.com/usa-english/mo....aspx?option=2
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Old 06-13-2006, 10:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Weird, it suggested 0W 40 for mine.
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Old 06-14-2006, 12:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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hmmm, i assume most of us are using 5 or 10w... anyone used 0???
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I have used it last 2 oil changes. Mobil1 0w30. It's oil, for sure! Last's for 6000 miles, I'm in.
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doesnt it depend on where you live, how cold/hot its gets. bmw here put in caltex semi-synthetic 15-40W.
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damn, 15w seems a bit much... but idk. the only time i would consider 0w, would maybe be the winter...
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guys check the FAQ forum on oil grades. it will help you make a wise decision on what your needs are. 0 is way too low for summer weather you want something a bit thicker. im personally running 15-50 but thats my car, however yours might be different, so i suggest reading up on oil and oil grades.
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I stick with 5w30. You NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED at least as low as a 10W (barring infernoesque weather) in order to properly supply oil to the hydraulic lifters in the M50/S50 engines. If you do not, you will hear alot of lifter chatter on warm up. DO NOT DRIVE THE CAR HARD UNTIL THAT SOUND GOES AWAY. You could easily wreck your lifters over time. trust me. I have seen the lifter oil supply hole in the cam tray. It's maybe 1mm. maybe. Heavier weight oils do NOT travel through a hole like that well when cold.
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im very cautious when the car is first started. that weight is only for summer temps which i might add get just as hot as in california (hotter due to humidity) come late august i will go to a thinner weight. i always have a 1 minute warmup than drive slow untill the car is good and warm, the lifter noise i can never tell anymore because of the LTW flywheel chatter.

edit- come to think of it i think that i am running 10w-50. its an oil that my mechanic uses, i dont even know the name of it, its the lowest grade that he had for his race team. full synthetic. ill find out for you
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yeah mine is 10W40 not 15 sorry, just looked today, but its what bmw told me to use so must be ok.
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Put 0-W30 in mine. Castrol from Germany
I thought only 0-w40 Mobil was BMW rated
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