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Old 08-21-2004, 11:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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what kind of oil do i use if i change it my self i have a 98 bmw 323is i live in florida it that tells you anything
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10w-30 is an all around good oil to use. For florida during the summer you might want to go to a lighter oil like 10w-20, 5w-30 ect... however, you don't have to, but a lot of people will reccomend the lighter oil. I live in a cimate where I can really get away with useing 10w-30 year round so unfortunately I can't give you the best summer weight. But then again since it is so close to the end of summer, you might want to just go ahead and put in the 10w-30. Also make sure you get a new oil filter as well if you still plan to change the oil yourself.
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what kind of oil do i use if i change it my self i have a 98 bmw 323is i live in florida it that tells you anything
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Originally posted by enemigo+Aug 21 2004, 02:31 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (enemigo @ Aug 21 2004, 02:31 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-98bmw323is@Aug 21 2004, 12:10 PM
what kind of oil do i use if i change it my self i have a 98 bmw 323is i live in florida it that tells you anything
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I sport Mobil 1 fully synthetic...can't go wrong with that!
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i run castrol synthetic blend... i have 10w-30 in it now but will be going to 15w because i hear some ticking and it is what the manual says to use for my ambient temp..... my manual says 15w for all of the diff temp ranges though.... i hope i didnt screw it up running 10w
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i run castrol synthetic blend... i have 10w-30 in it now but will be going to 15w because i hear some ticking and it is what the manual says to use for my ambient temp..... my manual says 15w for all of the diff temp ranges though.... i hope i didnt screw it up running 10w
10w30? You never redline your bimmer? If so then 10w30 is ok.
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