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Old 06-18-2005, 11:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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[attachmentid=22454][attachmentid=22454]Hi all second post here, I did search the DYI and FAQ's page and did not find what I needed. I have a 94 325is with 130k on it, what grade of oil and how many quarts will I need? I use 10/30 Mobil 1 for my ZR-1 and have plenty of it to use for the BMW if it is ok to use. Thanks
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Old 06-18-2005, 12:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use mobil 1 15w50 Fully Synthetic in my 1993 325is, 7 quarts to be exact.
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Old 06-18-2005, 02:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Right on Jetblack thanks for the answer to my question been looking at every post that said anything about oil but no idea as to what or how much to use.
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Old 06-18-2005, 02:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Right on Jetblack thanks for the answer to my question been looking at every post that said anything about oil but no idea as to what or how much to use.
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You can get 7 quarts and a purolator filter from pepboys for under $40. I usually get my air filter from a local auto warehouse. Shake it really well every oil change and change every other.

BTW It is 6.9 quarts technically
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Old 06-18-2005, 03:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally posted by jetblack325+Jun 18 2005, 02:49 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(jetblack325 @ Jun 18 2005, 02:49 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-1FST ZR-1@Jun 18 2005, 02:16 PM
Right on Jetblack thanks for the answer to my question been looking at every post that said anything about oil but no idea as to what or how much to use.
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You can get 7 quarts and a purolator filter from pepboys for under $40. I usually get my air filter from a local auto warehouse. Shake it really well every oil change and change every other.

BTW It is 6.9 quarts technically
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Thanks again. I checked out your CD page and your ride is very clean, the shine from the paint is awesome.
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Old 06-18-2005, 03:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Right on Jetblack thanks for the answer to my question been looking at every post that said anything about oil but no idea as to what or how much to use.
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You can get 7 quarts and a purolator filter from pepboys for under $40. I usually get my air filter from a local auto warehouse. Shake it really well every oil change and change every other.

BTW It is 6.9 quarts technically
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Thanks again. I checked out your CD page and your ride is very clean, the shine from the paint is awesome.
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Thanks, I try. Its a shame others on these forums will not learn to appreciate it
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I use castrol syntec 5w30. (The fully synthetic type). I prefer castrol over mobil 1.
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I use castrol syntec 5w30. (The fully synthetic type). I prefer castrol over mobil 1.
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Castrol syntec is also good stuff, the weight is fine for normal everyday driving. If you push your car to its limits on a daily or near daily basis you will want something thicker.
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Originally posted by jetblack325+Jun 19 2005, 03:14 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(jetblack325 @ Jun 19 2005, 03:14 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Storamin@Jun 19 2005, 12:04 PM
I use castrol syntec 5w30. (The fully synthetic type). I prefer castrol over mobil 1.
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Castrol syntec is also good stuff, the weight is fine for normal everyday driving. If you push your car to its limits on a daily or near daily basis you will want something thicker.
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I have found that the 5w30 grade oil is terrific for pennsylvanian winters and the car drives very nicely. Yes, I push my car often. What weight would you recommend then?
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I use castrol syntec 5w30. (The fully synthetic type). I prefer castrol over mobil 1.
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Castrol syntec is also good stuff, the weight is fine for normal everyday driving. If you push your car to its limits on a daily or near daily basis you will want something thicker.
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I have found that the 5w30 grade oil is terrific for pennsylvanian winters and the car drives very nicely. Yes, I push my car often. What weight would you recommend then?
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During the summer I run 15w50 and winter I use 5w30.
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