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| Originally posted by 2001BMW330iRob@Mar 17 2005, 04:03 PM |
Mobil 1 0W-40
Our lineup of Mobil 1 motor oils includes a 0W-40 viscosity, which is the viscosity recommended by many European car builders. Mobil 1 0W-40's wide viscosity range provides unsurpassed levels of protection and an overall smooth driving experience. Mobil 1 0W-40 keeps engines starting in Arctic-extreme cold, and it cleans deposits, sludge and varnish often formed in high temperature operating conditions.
Looks like the Mobil website recommends 0W-40 motor oil for BMWs!
It seems like overkill, I still don't understand why regular 5W-30 synthetic is not good enough...especially if you change it every 5K miles?
| Originally posted by jkloese@Mar 18 2005, 12:50 PM |
So lets get down to it! What oil should I put in my Supercharged 325Ci in Florida, very hot temps in summer? Im getting ready to change it myself for the first time out if warranty this week, and I planned on using Mobile 1 0W-40 or 15W-50, I havent decided yet, I was going to do some more searching first. I would like to hear what you guys have to say, seems like its such a big deal now.
| Originally posted by storme@Mar 18 2005, 12:05 PM |
now i am confused...........
castrol magnatec is the cheap stuff...sells for about £20 semi synthetic
castrol SL II LONGLIFE is about £40 and fully synthetic...maybe this is where it is confusing,,your oils are different to ours maybe?????
anyway i put in the longlife SL II stuff at £40 EVERY 6 MNTHS
| Originally posted by storme@Mar 18 2005, 03:23 PM |
i keep seeing people say 15w 50...
this really is too thick isnt it???
i thought this was an old oil for old cars with bigger clearances
our summers are on average about 20 degrees should i use 15w 50???
occasionally they get to 30degrees,,but this isnt the norm
| Originally posted by jkloese@Mar 21 2005, 08:16 AM |
OK, i notice alot of people talking about cold temp oils, now what about HOT temp? In the summer it gets above 100F so is the Mobil 1 0W-40 good or the 15W-50 or something else? In the winter it hardly gets below 40-50F here so Im not worried about that, plus my car is SC'd so It runs with higher RPM's alot too. Not to mention the 3.46 diff which boosts the RPM's even more.
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