What Is Your Cars Favorite Kind Of Motor Oil? - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

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.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-07-2005, 09:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
3rd Gear Member
 
kyle_baker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Car:
Posts: 692
Photos:
kyle_baker is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to kyle_baker Send a message via MSN to kyle_baker Send a message via Yahoo to kyle_baker Send a message via Skype™ to kyle_baker
Hey, i want everyone to answer two questions:

--what is your favorite motor oil for your car?
...and...
--Rate the loudness of your engine when it is idleing, 1 being unhearable and 10 being lots of engine related noises.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ok! first off, the motor oil that i have used for along time is Castrol 20W50, because that is what my dad has always told me to put in it.

And if i rate my car's loudness i would say its in the 2-3 range depending on if its warmed up or not, if warmed up then usually around a 2.

the whole reason i'm asking this is because when i first got it (about 4-5 months ago) it was so quite you couldn't tell it was running when you got out and stood beside of it, and now that i've had the oil changed its alittle louder and more noisey. so just let me know, thanx!
kyle_baker is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-08-2005, 12:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: mass
Car:
Posts: 1,302
Photos:
catalyst. is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to catalyst.
You should see the manual to find out which oil is appropriate for your climate.

If you dont have one il take a pic of the page in the manual with all the oilgrade/temp charts in it.

for me 15w-50 mobil 1 synthetic is perfect and my car idles fine with no valve tick at all even when starting from cold.
__________________
catalyst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2005, 10:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
3rd Gear Member
 
kyle_baker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Car:
Posts: 692
Photos:
kyle_baker is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to kyle_baker Send a message via MSN to kyle_baker Send a message via Yahoo to kyle_baker Send a message via Skype™ to kyle_baker
Quote:
Originally posted by catalyst.@Mar 8 2005, 12:12 AM
You should see the manual to find out which oil is appropriate for your climate.

If you dont have one il take a pic of the page in the manual with all the oilgrade/temp charts in it.

for me 15w-50 mobil 1 synthetic is perfect and my car idles fine with no valve tick at all even when starting from cold.
[snapback]306230[/snapback]
yeah, i've looked through the manual and must have missed the oil charts, lol, your sig pic shows snow, is that you? cause i live in wertern north carolina and we have a fairly cold climate as well, i may just start using 15W50 mobil 1 synthetic then.
kyle_baker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2005, 01:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
robbins6103's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Car:
Posts: 239
Photos:
robbins6103 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to robbins6103
Mobil 1 Oil
__________________
<img src='http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/8/web/740000-740999/740645_1_full.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
robbins6103 is offline   Reply With Quote
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)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

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


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:09 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.