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#1 (permalink) Old 02-06-2005, 01:02 PM
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I have a 95 318i with a little over 130,000 miles on it. when i go to change the oil soon, what oil should i use? right now i have 20-50 penzoil...
i live in southern cal if that makes a difference.
also, how much oil should i use?

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yes where you live makes a diff, going by how the weather is in calli, I'd stick with some 20-50 try synthetic kind


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When you're talking about the 318 with ~115 HP you need 4 litres (including a oil filter replacement). When you have the ~140 HP 318 you'll need 4.5 litres of oil!

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what brand of oil do you guys use? was there really a 115hp 318? yuck.

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Try a search. There are some in-depth threads out there on this.

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