Synthetic oil no good bms???????? - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
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.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 12-17-2009, 05:53 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: beachside near Bundaberg Qld Australia
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
alan monro is on a distinguished road
Send a message via MSN to alan monro
(Thread Starter)
Synthetic oil no good bms????????

I was told by a BMW specialist never to use synthetic oil as it is no good for the engine . Mercedes are using it . Can any one enlighten me .Thanks Alan BMW 316I 1995 compact .
alan monro is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 12-17-2009, 06:01 PM
OMFG another one!?
 
witeshark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Miami FL
Posts: 14,699
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice witeshark is just really nice
Many have used synthetic oil without problems.

BMW

Sig by zeaq
witeshark is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 12-17-2009, 07:51 PM
drz
Administrator
 
drz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Tee Ex
Posts: 12,129
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to drz Send a message via MSN to drz
I'm on my second BMW with only synthetic. Not bad for teh car.

drz is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 12-17-2009, 09:13 PM
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
german-speed-demon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 8,829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
german-speed-demon has a brilliant future german-speed-demon has a brilliant future german-speed-demon has a brilliant future german-speed-demon has a brilliant future german-speed-demon has a brilliant future german-speed-demon has a brilliant future german-speed-demon has a brilliant future german-speed-demon has a brilliant future german-speed-demon has a brilliant future german-speed-demon has a brilliant future german-speed-demon has a brilliant future
i have a 19 year old car that has been on synthetic since 2002. Not a thign at all wrong.

tell your BMW mechanic he's full of it.

R.I.P fast 6


Two wheels or Four, I'm happy as long as the throttle is pinned.
german-speed-demon is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 12-17-2009, 10:18 PM
Crazy Fabricatin' Admin
 
gotKRAUT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Elk Grove, CA
Posts: 9,355
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
gotKRAUT has a reputation beyond repute gotKRAUT has a reputation beyond repute gotKRAUT has a reputation beyond repute gotKRAUT has a reputation beyond repute gotKRAUT has a reputation beyond repute gotKRAUT has a reputation beyond repute gotKRAUT has a reputation beyond repute gotKRAUT has a reputation beyond repute gotKRAUT has a reputation beyond repute gotKRAUT has a reputation beyond repute gotKRAUT has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to gotKRAUT Send a message via MSN to gotKRAUT Send a message via Yahoo to gotKRAUT
i've racked up over 200,000 miles on BMW engines on Synthetic, no problems, ever

Kyle Sutherland

1995 BMW 540i/6:
The Calypso Beast Vid 0-70ish
1987 BMW 325es: Face & Butt Lifted/M50tu Swapped*Sold*
1985 VW Scirocco: Too many mods, money pit*Sold*
E34 Plate Filler Wanted!
gotKRAUT is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 01:06 AM
4th Gear Member
 
carguy13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Posts: 849
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
carguy13 is on a distinguished road
i think it's a mechanics preferance because i've been told by some that it's bad to use it on older cars.

i've also been told that as long as you flush all the old oil out of your engine it's not bad...

my next oil change i'm going to put synthetic in...actually no i'm not.

my engine's going to shit, so i'm going to put regular dino-oil in and save up for this sweet E39 that for sale on base!!!!!!

carguy13 is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 01:51 AM
drz
Administrator
 
drz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Tee Ex
Posts: 12,129
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute drz has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to drz Send a message via MSN to drz
When I switched my E36 to synthetic, I implemented a reduced oil change interval at the beginning. I put in synthetic, and then I change the oil after 1500 mi, then after 3000 mi, and then went on regular changes every 6000 mi or 6 months. My reasoning was that this way I would ensure I flushed out all the dino oil and cleaned out the engine at the same time. I made that switch at 180k miles. The car has over 220k and the engine still purred like a kitten (and roared near redline) the last time I started it.

The ZHP has tasted nothing but synthetic since it was born.

drz is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 01:59 AM
4th Gear Member
 
carguy13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Posts: 849
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
carguy13 is on a distinguished road
mmmm.....zhp

carguy13 is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 04:37 AM
Help from over the pond
 
marti5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: IPSWICH. U.K.
Posts: 3,242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
marti5 is on a distinguished road
Full Syn has been fine for me been using it for 120k no problems.

VELVET BLUE UK INDIVIDUAL , IM THE LAST
UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL

I stepped in a plate of Pasta the other day - now I have to worry about my Carbonara footprint!
marti5 is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 08:05 AM
42, The meaning of life
 
brettski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,405
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice
Marti, what brand synth oil do you use, and for what interval?
brettski is offline  
#11 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 08:54 AM
Help from over the pond
 
marti5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: IPSWICH. U.K.
Posts: 3,242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
marti5 is on a distinguished road
Castrol Syntec 10W 40 every 10,000 irrespective of what the Si says, I did use VW full syn which was no problem and apparently lasts 30,000(changed at 10K) and I will say it virtually comes out the same colour it went in, I only changed due to the distance to my VW dealership as opposed to 1 Mile to my local parts store.

VELVET BLUE UK INDIVIDUAL , IM THE LAST
UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL

I stepped in a plate of Pasta the other day - now I have to worry about my Carbonara footprint!
marti5 is offline  
#12 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 02:54 PM
42, The meaning of life
 
brettski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,405
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice
Is the VW synth oil just someone elses product in a different package?
Did you go through a change over process from Dino to Synth like Drz, or just let the system purge itself progressively by running it through the regular change schedule?
brettski is offline  
#13 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 03:25 PM
1st Gear Member
 
David Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
David Mc is on a distinguished road
Synthetic oil is actually better than Dino oil, as it keeps your engine cleaner. The reason that your man has probably advised against it is that after running your car on Dino oil for a while, deposits build up around your seals. Switching to synthetic will clean away these deposits and often leads to oil leaks which are often (incorrectly) attributed to the usage of the synthetic oil. I have had no problems in switching to synthetic oil on well maintained engines with up to 100,000m on the clock. Although synthetic can provide extended oil change intervals, I would suggest you keep it at 5000m for the first 2 changes after the switch, as this will be when most of the crud gets purged from your engine.
David Mc is offline  
#14 (permalink) Old 01-10-2010, 10:22 PM
1st Gear Member
 
jmo69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: East central Wisconsin
Posts: 181
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
jmo69 is on a distinguished road
Garage
My car had 109k mi on when I bought it with the only oil history I knew of was the dealer I bought it from said it had Valvoline High Mileage in it. 3 months later I changed to Castrol Syntec 5w-40 that I ran for 10 months and have since switched to Syntec 10w-40 at 1 yr intervals, about 6000 miles. No leaks or consumption at 123K.


Cosmos schwartz metalic Sparco strut brace factory X-brace 55w 6000k HID w/LED angel eyes smoked Lamin-X blacked out sidemarkers,tails and brakelights. DDM smoked corners and pedals. 35% tint all around, Prosport water temp and oil pressure gauges, Home Depot lip, M3 rear diffuser ASC-T delete.
jmo69 is offline  
#15 (permalink) Old 01-10-2010, 11:59 PM
Mr. Clean
 
BimmerE39's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Danbury, Connecticut
Posts: 1,817
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
BimmerE39 will become famous soon enough
Garage
I've never had anything in my car BUT synthetic.
BimmerE39 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
synthetic oil scre103 3-Series (E46, E90) 1 02-08-2009 01:00 AM
Good Oil for 1994 BMW 318i - full synthetic 10W30??? hyper_cool 3-Series (E36) 0 07-23-2007 09:43 AM
Synthetic Oil Vs. Regular Oil? CountChuckula 3-Series (E36) 27 05-06-2005 12:19 AM
Synthetic Oil- gfowler 3-Series (E36) 19 02-22-2005 09:38 AM
synthetic oil Stunnd65 3-Series (E36) 14 06-29-2004 04:42 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome