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3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

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I am cahnging my oil tomorrow... i am going to go mobil 1 synthetic.

what viscosity should i use (hard driving, lowest outside temp around 40, highest around 105)?

what filter brand should i get?

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what type of filter?

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the one that fits.

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anything but fram.

I personally use OEM filters, but Mann is a good brand too.

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Fram is a very popular brand. And easily available.

why should we be avoiding fram?

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A little off-topic but there are some references to engine oil

Automotive Recalls and Technical Service Bulletins for 1993 BMW 325i (E36) L6-2494cc 2.5L DOHC (M50 TU).
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Bulletins for 1993 BMW 325i (E36) L6-2494cc 2.5L DOHC (M50 TU)

Safety Recalls
TSB Number Issue Date TSB Title 170198 FEB 01 Recall - Radiator Cap Replacement
000194 JAN 00 Campaign/Recall - Codes Index
350197 OCT 97 Recall - Cruise Control/Throttle Cable Breakage
720796 DEC 96 Recall - Restraint System Labels/Warnings
320296 AUG 96 Recall - Airbag Contact Ring
610896 AUG 96 Recall - Brake Light Switch
3203944074 FEB 95 Recall - Index For Occupant Crash Protection
3205944107 FEB 95 Recall - Occupant Crash Protection Enhanced
3206944108 FEB 95 Recall - Occupant Crash Protection Update
3203944074 OCT 94 Recall - Occupant Crash Protection
1301933774 JUL 94 Recall - Fuel Feed Hose
1304923657 JUL 94 Recall - Fuel Feed Hose Hardens/Leaks

General Recalls
TSB Number Issue Date TSB Title 000194 JAN 00 Campaign/Recall - Codes Index
3201954184 AUG 95 Campaign - Standardization of Equipment Levels
3404933918 JAN 94 Campaign - Loose Bolts On the ABS Hydraulic Unit
2302923713 APR 93 Campaign - Reverse Switch Pin Defect
1304923657 DEC 92 Campaign - Feed Fuel Hose Update
1603923673 NOV 92 Campaign - Carbon Canister May Become Loose and Fall

Service Bulletins
TSB Number Issue Date TSB Title 110101 JUN 01 Engine - MIL ON/Codes Set/Tapping/Rattling Noise
640101 JAN 01 A/C System - Musty Odors
721100 NOV 00 Child Seat Tether Anchor - Installation
720897 OCT 00 Airbags - Deactivation
340100 SEP 00 Fuel System - ASC Lamp ON, Fault Codes 40 or 50 Set
620400 AUG 00 IC Conversion - Km/h to Mph or Mph to Km/h
610500 JUL 00 Electrical Connnectors - Stabilant 22A Contact Enhancer
160498 MAY 00 Instruments - New Fuel Level Sensor Testing Caution
240100 APR 00 A/T - Fault 111 (Component Slippage/Speed Monitoring)
1000298 MAR 00 Service Round Table - March 2000
070296 MAR 00 Updated DIS Software CD 21
040800 FEB 00 Tools - New Special Tool CD
002292 JAN 00 Spark Plug/Engine Oil Capacity Reference Chart
620297 DEC 99 Instrument Cluster - Revised Design
640399 AUG 99 A/C - Blows Hot
040899 JUN 99 New Self Adjusting Clutch Clamping Fixture
070296 JUN 99 Updated DIS Software CD 18.0
001098 MAY 99 Electrical Trouble Shooting Manuals - Available on CD
040699 MAR 99 Electrical Connector Kit 4 - Supplement
230299 MAR 99 M/T - Jumps Out of 1st & 2nd Gear Under Load
040199 MAR 99 Windshield - Replacement Tools
320299 FEB 99 Ignition Lock - Sticks
230199 FEB 99 M/T - Difficult to Shift, Diagnostic Tips
320199 JAN 99 Starting - Ignition Lock Spins Freely
651798 NOV 98 CD43DIN/C43DIN Radio - Security Code Information
620295 OCT 98 Instrument Cluster - Transfer of Odometer Reading
510998 OCT 98 Windows/Glass - New Adhesive Kit
340398 SEP 98 ABS System - MIL ON DTC 145 Set
080398 AUG 98 MoDic III&reg; - Questions and Answers
010698 JUL 98 Flat Rate Manual - 12th Edition
080198 JUL 98 MoDic III&reg; - System Description/Operation
070296 JUL 98 Updated DIS Software CD 14.0
340298 APR 98 ABS/ASC - Warning Lights On During Dynamometer Test
650898 APR 98 Alpine Alarm System - Siren Inoperative
650398 MAR 98 Audio - Faulty Gong Causes Sound Like Alternator Noise
651896 MAR 98 CD Player Malfunctions - Skips on Rough Road Surface
070198 MAR 98 DIS Schematic Information
040298 MAR 98 Electrical Repair Kit IV - Additional Connectors
110496 FEB 98 Engine - Removal and Installation Tips
1000197 JAN 98 New Service information Construction Group 100
080596 JAN 98 Updated MoDic&reg; Diagnostic Software - D12.0
080396 JAN 98 Updated MoDic&reg; Software - ZCS Coding
110198 JAN 98 VANOS System - Function Check
841397 DEC 97 Motorola Mobile Phones - Replacement Parts
240497 NOV 97 A/T - Does Not Upshift When Cold
041597 NOV 97 New BMW Special Tools.
041697 NOV 97 New BMW Special Tools..
080396 OCT 97 Updated MoDic&reg; Software - C11.0 ZCS Coding
080496 OCT 97 Updated MoDic&reg; Software - P11.0 Programming
240594 SEP 97 A/T - Pendulum Shifts, Delay Gear Engagement, Case Leak
640993 AUG 97 A/C - Replacement of Receiver Dryers: R12/R134a
001396 AUG 97 Microfiche Update - All Models
100396 AUG 97 TIS Software Update - 07/97
100396 JUN 97 TIS - Software Update
000897 MAY 97 Label for Service Action or Recall Campaign (#201-220)
0109954318 APR 97 Diagnostic Time - Warranty Reimbursement
010397 APR 97 Modified Vehicles - Warranty Exclusion
120397 MAR 97 Engine Controls - Difficult to Start When Cold
340294 FEB 97 Brakes - Squeal Noise on Light Application
100396 FEB 97 TIS - Software Update 12/96
070296 FEB 97 Updated DIS Software CD 9.0
080396 FEB 97 Updated MoDic&reg; Software - C9.0 ZCS Coding
080496 FEB 97 Updated MoDic&reg; Software - P9.0 Programming
610788 DEC 96 Battery - Maintenance System
0101943986 DEC 96 Paint and Paint Repairs - Warranty Coverage
240694 NOV 96 A/T - Erroneous Fault Code 40, Pressure Regulator
410396 NOV 96 Body Lifting Pads - Wind Noise
004089 NOV 96 Microfiche - Service Information Bulletins List
002096 NOV 96 Service Round Table
010396 OCT 96 Service/Warranty - Information Statement
010696 OCT 96 Certified Pre-Owned BMW Vehicle Program
010796 OCT 96 Flat Rate Manual - 8th Edition
840496 OCT 96 Phone Tray - Availability of New Style
002196 OCT 96 Service Action/Recall Campaign 181- 200 - Labels
070296 OCT 96 Updated DIS Software CD 8.0
080496 OCT 96 Updated MoDic&reg; Software - P8.0 Programming
002096 SEP 96 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Technical Session
720696 SEP 96 Restraint System - Transportation of Infants/Children
100396 SEP 96 TIS - Software Updated
010290 SEP 96 Warranty Defect Code Microfiche - Revision
651696 AUG 96 Alarm System - False Alarms Due To Glass Breakage Sensor
651396 AUG 96 Cellular Phone Antenna - Installation
070396 AUG 96 DIS Maintenance and Operation
120996 AUG 96 ECM - EPROM Replacement/Application Chart
240496 AUG 96 EPROM - Replacement/Application Chart Order Form
042796 AUG 96 Wheels/Tires - New Wheel Weight Tools
990296 JUL 96 Paint - Approved Materials
720596 JUL 96 SRS Control Module (ZAE II) - Coding
042196 JUL 96 Special Tools - New Torque Angle Indicator
120195 MAY 96 2 and 3 Pin Plug Connectors - Seal Information
640196 MAY 96 A/C - Reduced Air Output or White Mist
240992 MAY 96 A/T - Gasket/Plug Leaks
340496 MAY 96 Brakes - ABS Warning Light Glows
620296 MAY 96 Speedometer - Maximum Permissible Error
070296 MAY 96 Updated DIS Software
610696 MAY 96 Wiper Motor - High Pitched Whistling or Howling Noise
640695 APR 96 A/C System - Warranty Claim Noise Questionnaire
650296 APR 96 Audio - 6-Disc Alpine CD Changer Troubleshooting Guide
060196 APR 96 BMW Added Value Premium - Service Record Reporting
041196 APR 96 New Environmentally Safe Parts Washer
041796 APR 96 OBD - Service Information Ruling
720496 APR 96 SRS - Warning Lamp ON For 2 Minutes After Startup
720396 APR 96 Safety Belts - Child Restraint Feature
080396 APR 96 Undefined MoDic&reg; Software
041896 APR 96 Windshield - Bonding Adhesive Cutter
340196 MAR 96 Instruments - Impaired Diagnostics/Implausible Faults
510596 MAR 96 Plastic Shield on Cowl - Revised Fastening Method
041696 MAR 96 Special Tool - Clutch Disc Wear Gauge
310193 MAR 96 Suspension - Replacement of Shock Absorbers
100396 MAR 96 TIS Software Update
340296 FEB 96 Brakes - Master Cylinder Reservoir Seal Damage Caution
070296 FEB 96 DIS Software Update
620196 FEB 96 Engine Control - BC V Fault Codes 6 & 15
320196 FEB 96 P/S - Identification & Diagnosis
720296 FEB 96 Safety Belt Pretensioner Arming Cable - New Style
360296 FEB 96 Wheel - Size/Configuration
0026903100 JAN 96 Engine Repair Manual - Microfiche Update
510296 JAN 96 Sun Visor - Pops Out of Retaining Clip
040196 JAN 96 Tools - New Special Tools
0111954341 DEC 95 DCS - Packing Slip/Parts Tag Change
1108944139 DEC 95 Engine - Will Not Start In Cold Weather
2405954294 NOV 95 A/T - EGS/AGS Control Module EPROM Replacement
6203954233 NOV 95 Check Control - 'Brake Light Circuit' Message Erroneous
1203933824 NOV 95 Starter - Motor Failures, Binding/Sticking Ignition
6510954284 SEP 95 Cellular Phone - Cannot Be Programmed
1208954274 SEP 95 ECM - EPROM Replacement
6107954287 SEP 95 EWS II and DME Control Module - Alignment Not Possible
6201954172 SEP 95 Odometer/Coding Plug/Instrument Cluster - Replacement
1111903149 AUG 95 Engine Oil Capacities - All Current Models
1203851085 AUG 95 Ignition - Spark Plug Application Chart
1207944116 JUN 95 Engine Controls - ECM Programming Data Update
IDC1017957 JUN 95 Service Information - Updated TIS Software
0410954230 JUN 95 Special Tools - Breakout Box Adapter Lead
5203954188 MAY 95 Seat Back Release - Difficult to Operate
IDC002 APR 95 DIS tester Software - Update
0104954209 APR 95 Dealer Communications System - Enhancements
6202954174 APR 95 Instrument Clusters - Transferring Odometer readings
IDC1016 APR 95 MoDic - Software Errors Coding Version 12.0
0040891999 APR 95 Service Information - Microfiche/Diskette Bulletins
6504954191 APR 95 Speakers - Crackling Noise On FM Band
5108944129 MAR 95 Dash - Warping Above Center Vent
0428944128 MAR 95 New Special Tool - MoDic&reg; Replacement Cable
0405954166 MAR 95 Tools - Infrared Transmission Device (IR)
0102903030 FEB 95 Defect Code Microfiche - Revised
0404954155 FEB 95 Electrical Connector Kit Supplement
IDC1015 FEB 95 MoDic&reg; - Software Update V12.0
IDC1014 FEB 95 MoDic&reg; - Updated Software V5.1
0403954154 FEB 95 Portable Telephone - Special Tool
0203954170 FEB 95 Winter Tire - Recommendations Brochure
0202954164 FEB 95 Winter Tires - Recommendations Brochure
4101954150 JAN 95 Body - Structural Adhesives
0003954149 JAN 95 ETM Manual Supplement
IDC024 JAN 95 MoDiC&reg; - Diagnostic Software Update
0024891938 JAN 95 Product Engineering Materials - Ordering
IDC023 JAN 95 Service Manual - Updated CD for TIS
6402944082 DEC 94 A/C Compressors, R-12 - Spare Parts Discontinued
0426944118 DEC 94 Tools - New Frame Anchoring Adapters (Celette)
6106944069 DEC 94 Turn Signal/Hazard Flasher System - Erratic Operation
0425944115 NOV 94 New Special Tool For Recall 94V-151
0421944078 OCT 94 Ball Joint - Replacement Tools
6504944049 OCT 94 Cellular Phone - CMT 2000VR Number Memory
2602933938 OCT 94 Driveshaft - Approved Repair Policy
1103944024 OCT 94 Engine - Oil Pan Removal and Replacement
0419944075 OCT 94 Final Drive Assembly - Special Tools
6201933753 OCT 94 Fuel Gauge - Inaccurate Fuel Tank Level Troubleshooting
6401944056 OCT 94 Honking/Hooting from A/C Expansion Valve
5114913431 OCT 94 One Touch Window - Malfunctions
3101944063 OCT 94 Suspension - Front Ball Joint
0415944018 SEP 94 A/C - Bowden Cable Removal Tool
5106944039 SEP 94 BMW Individual Vehicles
1203944020 SEP 94 Electrical - B+ Lead in Engine Compartment
1205944031 SEP 94 Engine Controls - Damaged Diagnostic Plug
0404943981 SEP 94 Special Tools - Simulator Tool For Bosch Oxygen Sensors
6101943955 AUG 94 Antitheft System - Additional Information and Operation
6103944032 AUG 94 Brake Light Switch - Revised
4104944023 AUG 94 Hood Seal - Driver's Side Water Leak
3202944041 AUG 94 Starting - Ignition Key Cutting Services Caution
3402933855 JUL 94 Brakes - Steering Wheel/Body Vibration
1303923589 JUL 94 Fuel - Engine Compartment Return Fuel Hoses
4103933914 JUL 94 Interior - Water Leaks Flood DME Module
3301903168 JUL 94 Rear Axle - List of Ratios Updated
0414944017 JUL 94 Tools - Power Seat Test Cable
1303933826 JUN 94 MIL ON - DTC 12 or 73 (Throttle Position Sensor)
9903943997 JUN 94 Paint - Sealer Information
0411944002 JUN 94 Tool Update - ABS 5 Control Module Breakout Box
6411933929 MAY 94 A/C - Oil Charge Procedure for R12 & R134a
5101943943 MAY 94 Central Locking System - Multiple Malfunctions
7202933794 MAY 94 SRS - Collision Repair Guidelines
5103943982 MAY 94 Trunk Lock Actuator - Linkage Comes Loose
3301943977 APR 94 Differential - Final Drive Oil Leaks
6501943949 MAR 94 Antitheft System - Interior Monitoring
6507933864 FEB 94 Cellular Phone - Aftermarket Transceiver Precautions
6204933882 FEB 94 Check Control - Erroneous Messages
6201943944 FEB 94 Instrument Clusters - Handling Instructions
1201943947 FEB 94 O2 Sensor/EPROM - MIL ON
5401943954 FEB 94 Sunroof Wind Deflector - Rattles When Closed or Tilted
0024891938 JAN 94 0024891938 - 01/01/94
2101943953 JAN 94 Clutch - Release Bearing With Plastic Sliding Sleeve
5115933945 JAN 94 Front Door Window - Increased Thickness
6410933915 JAN 94 Rear Defogger/Radio - Inoperative, Poor Reception
6105933895 NOV 93 Battery - Jump Starting the Vehicle Is Not Recommended
5111933875 NOV 93 Central Locking System - Malfunctions
1306933897 NOV 93 Fuel - Feed Hose Update Overview
6509933891 OCT 93 Compact Disc - Care & Cleaning
6104933879 OCT 93 Console Window Switches - Fluid Contamination
1104933792 SEP 93 Accessory Drive Belt - Chirping/Whistling Noise
6104923540 SEP 93 Battery - Deta Douglas Batteries Redesigned
3403933857 SEP 93 Brakes - ABS Sensor Lead Faults & Repair Procedure
1111903149 SEP 93 Engine - Oil Capacities and Oil Dipstick Part Numbers
ATRATB185 AUG 93 A/T - 4L30E Planet Gear Indexing
1302903009 AUG 93 ECM - Codes & Hardware Numbers
6102933812 AUG 93 Emergency Flashers - Self-Activate, Cannot Be Turned Off
1801933846 AUG 93 Emissions - Rotten Egg Smell From Exhaust
0413933837 JUL 93 A/T - Case Alignment Tools
1106933842 JUL 93 Coolant Drain Bolt - Insufficient Factory Torque
1308881718 JUL 93 Emissions - On-Board Diagnostic Code Updated List
6302923515 JUL 93 Instrument Lighting/Odometer Display - Flickers
6406933791 JUN 93 A/C - Small Flakes/Musty Odors From Vents
6402933738 JUN 93 A/C - Sudden Loss of Heat or Airflow
3401933809 JUN 93 ABS - Illuminating ABS Light, Fault Code 17
3410933809 JUN 93 ABS System - MIL ON DTC 17 Set
5201933755 JUN 93 Front Seat Cushion - Creak/Squeak Noise
6521923690 JUN 93 Radio - Identification
5105933816 JUN 93 Rear Wing Kit - Incomplete Instructions
7204933822 JUN 93 SRS (Air Bag System) - Checking
7203933820 JUN 93 SRS - Deployment Reports
1105933799 JUN 93 Vanos (Variable Cam Timing) Solenoid Valve
0213933804 MAY 93 A/T 4HP22/4HP22EH - Overhaul Kit Availability
3403913382 MAY 93 Brakes - Noise From Engine Area When First In Motion
6203933758 MAY 93 Chime For Seat Belt/Ignition Key Warning - Irregular
6404933747 MAY 93 Erratic Operation, Fault Code 52 (Fresh Air Motor) Set
650593 MAY 93 Radio - Bavaria Business RDS (Information)
3201933752 MAY 93 Steering Wheel - Repair, Clicking Noise When Turned
5103933790 MAY 93 Window Regulator/Motor Replacement - Bushing Required
6405933750 APR 93 A/C - Delayed Heater Output On Cold Start
0405933761 APR 93 Carbon Canister Vent Pipe Removal Tool
6212913421 APR 93 Fuel Gauge - Displays Inaccurate Fuel Tank Level
1207913393 APR 93 Ignition - Dual Electrode Spark Plugs
1203851085 APR 93 Ignition - Spark Plug Application
0004933759 APR 93 New York State Bumper Label Law
4101933767 APR 93 Rocker Panel - Revised Replacement Procedure
6401903042 MAR 93 A/C System - Fill Capacity and Information
3405923692 MAR 93 Brakes - Diagnostic Capability of Slip Control Systems
6501933727 MAR 93 Cellular Phone Antenna - Whistle
4102923612 MAR 93 Headlamps/Mirrors/Body - Wind Noise
5101933766 MAR 93 Interior Vinyl Trim - Shrinks/Pulls Loose
0403933739 MAR 93 Motorola Telephone Diagnostic Tool Kit - Usage
0433923693 MAR 93 Tools - ABS/ASC Diagnostic Tool
1101933726 FEB 93 Engine - Oil and Coolant Level Checking
6521923690 FEB 93 Radios - Identification Information
1108923685 JAN 93 Camshaft - VANOS Solenoid May Leak Oil
0428913444 JAN 93 New Door and Gasket Alignment Tool
9903923718 JAN 93 Paint - Damage Due to Acid Rain
6523923712 JAN 93 Radio - FM Band Static Noise
0437923711 JAN 93 Rear Control Arm Mountings - Complimentary Fixture Set
0026903100 JAN 93 Service Manuals - Microfiche Update
3603923634 JAN 93 Tires - Applications
6108891896 JAN 93 Windshield Wiper - Chatter, Adjustment Tool Modification
6420923691 DEC 92 A/C - Microfilter Introduction Dates
6409923529 DEC 92 A/C System - Poor Performance, or Occasional Loud Noise
0027923706 DEC 92 Flat Rate Manual - 3rd Edition
3501913441 DEC 92 Fuel - New Cable Reduces Buzz/Vibration On Accelerator
0435923705 DEC 92 Headlight - Alignment Tool Adapters
5101923598 DEC 92 Headliner - Sags W/ Sun Roof Open and Windows Down
6207923675 DEC 92 Instrument Cluster - Improvements
0434923699 DEC 92 New Tool - Transmission Support
6521923690 DEC 92 Radio - Identification Information
6208923696 DEC 92 Vehicle Speed Sensor - Lead Seal Deleted
6415923654 NOV 92 A/C - Compressor Part Numbers
6421923695 NOV 92 A/C System - Refrigerant Capacity Information
0432923688 NOV 92 New Tool - Accumulator Wrench
0430923672 NOV 92 New Tool - Electrical Connector Kit # 3 Supplement
0427923648 NOV 92 New Variable Camshaft Control System Tool
0010903031 NOV 92 Tightening Torque Handbook - Supplement
3602913307 NOV 92 Tires - Approved Tire Sizes and Labels
6413923646 OCT 92 A/C - Nominal System Pressures R12/R134A
0020913302R OCT 92 A/C - Vermont CFC Legislation
0107923659 OCT 92 Emissions Warranty Parts List
1103922125 OCT 92 Engine - M50 TU Technical Revisions
6414913437 OCT 92 Instrument Cluster - Circuit Board Precaution
0426923644 OCT 92 New A/C Leak Detection Equipment
7201923633 SEP 92 Airbag Ignitor Circuit - Resistance Testing
0003922126 SEP 92 New Systems Overview
0425923643 SEP 92 Tools - DIS Ignition Coil Adapter
1701923608 AUG 92 Cooling System - Coolant Leak Near Expansion Tank
1208913409 AUG 92 Engine Control Modules - Supplemental Information
1602923607 AUG 92 Fuel - Tank Mounting Strap Production Change
5103923470 AUG 92 Windows - Additional Stop
5104923516 JUL 92 Door - High Closing Effort
6106923582 JUL 92 Electrical/Electronic Systems - Troubleshooting Hints
0417923587 JUL 92 Special Tools - Vehicle Body
5403923584 JUL 92 Sunroof - Inoperative
0418923594 JUN 92 Special Tools - Electrical Repair Kit
0413923561 MAY 92 ELO Diagnostic Cable - New Special Tool
0414923562 MAY 92 Various New Special Tools
6401922121 APR 92 A/C Systems - New HFC-134A Description
0405923505 FEB 92 Tools - Windshield Bonding Agent Cutting Knife
ATRATB078 NOV 91 A/T - How To Use A Pressure Gauge
5113913416 NOV 91 Central Locking System - General Information
6401912116 JUN 91 A/C - Integrated Regulation
0001912113 JUN 91 New Model General Information
0409903090 MAY 91 Tools - Torque Converter Front Radial Oil Seal Installer
2402913206 APR 91 A/T - Checking Fluid Level Without Dipstick
2405913248 APR 91 A/T - Failsafe Mode
6103913244 APR 91 Battery - Acid ( Electrolyte) Precautions
ATRATB028 OCT 90 A/T - Engine Vacuum Testing
ATRATB9002006 FEB 90 A/T - Choosing the Right ATF
ATRATB8930 OCT 89 A/T - Math Part II
ATRATB8927 SEP 89 A/T - Twenty Steps To Successful Repairs
ATRATB8923 AUG 89 A/T - Math Formulas Part I
0414891873 JUN 89 Tools - Cooling/Heating Gun
0412891853 APR 89 Special Tools - Seat Belt Pliers
1203891838 MAR 89 Engine - High Pressure Steam Cleaning Warning
0408891843 MAR 89 Tools - Seal Pliers For Speedometer Sender
0421881707 DEC 88 BMW Special Tools
0423881722 OCT 88 Tools - Rivet Pliers For Plastic Rivets
0416881672 JUL 88 Repair Of Simulator Adaptor Cables
5203881587 JUN 88 Seats - Revised Upholstery Fastening Clips Available
3602881627 JUN 88 Wheels - Balancing Tips and Procedures
0432871553 MAY 88 Tools - Seat Pivot Pin Installer/Remover
0412881624 APR 88 Tools - 26-Pin Universal Adaptor Cable Leads
0408881612 MAR 88 Special Tool - Lateral Runout/Brake Rotor Adapter
3402881585 FEB 88 Brakes - New Disc Checking Tools
0431871550 FEB 88 Special Tools - Transmission Alignment Gauge
ATRATB8754 SEP 87 A/T - Front Bushing Wear
ATRATB8748 AUG 87 A/T - Slipping or No-Shift/Metal Sealing Rings

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Oh yeah, the BMW oil is actually Castrol Syntec 5w30, unless you get the TWS for the newer M engines

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so... 15-50 or 5-30?

the coldest it will get around here is liek 40 and the hottest will be low 100s

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go for the higher viscosity 15-50 with your temp. then shift to the 5-30 headed for the winter.
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filter: you can never go wrong with OEM... cost less than $7 with tax in my vegas dealership.
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