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I run Mobil 1 5w30 in my 2001 330i.
I change the oil every 5000 miles.

I have been told that this is recomended by BMW.
What does everyone else use.
Thanks.
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I USE 0W40 MOBIL 1 AT WINTER AND SUMMER 5W40 ALSO MOBIL 1
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Mobil 1 every 3k miles in every car (even the Jeep)!

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[quote=328I99E46,Mar 15 2005, 09:57 PM]I USE 0W40 MOBIL 1* AT WINTER AND SUMMER* 5W40* ALSO MOBIL 1
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Mobil 1 every 3k miles in every car (even the Jeep)!
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Hi ! wasting money and time ! Mobil 1 oils even after 10 000 miles do not change much chemistry. 3000 miles ?!!! Heh, heh .heh it is still virgin- give me a brake ! with this advise ( old redneck thinking )
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Originally posted by zibby+Mar 16 2005, 01:55 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(zibby @ Mar 16 2005, 01:55 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-'89 635 csi@Mar 15 2005, 10:24 PM
Mobil 1 every 3k miles in every car (even the Jeep)!
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Hi ! wasting money and time ! Mobil 1 oils even after 10 000 miles do not change much chemistry. 3000 miles ?!!! Heh, heh .heh it is still virgin- give me a brake ! with this advise ( old redneck thinking )
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First of all I was not giving you my advice!
He asked when we change our oil and what grade we use and I told him!
With under 40 posts and an attitude like that, you are not going to last very long here!
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Originally posted by 2001BMW330iRob@Mar 15 2005, 10:52 AM
I run Mobil 1 5w30 in my 2001 330i.
I change the oil every 5000 miles.

I have been told that this is recomended by BMW.
What does everyone else use.
Thanks.
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I use Castrol 0W 30 in my 2001 3.18i. I stand subject to correction, but I think Castrol is the Oil of choice for BMW. Previously it was Castrol 10w30 but it is now 0W30 this oils i prevents the build up you were getting when you use the 10W 30.
I think this started in 2001.
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0-40 winter 15-50 summer
winter is between 10 and 50 degrees

summer is between 65 and 105 degrees

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I guess I didn't phrase the question right.
I am using Mobil 1 5W30 (winter and summer).
Mobil or Castrol is irrelevant to my question.
I was wondering if 5W30 is the correct viscosity number.
Someone stated that I should be using 0W-40.
I am wondering if I am harming the engine running 5W-30.
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5w 30 is the recommended,,so your ok

i use this as well....and i use castrol ....
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i just put in vavoline 25w-50. i live in south cal. i was going to go w/ 1030 or so, but my mechanic said to stay w/ 2050

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Castrol Formula SLX 0W-30 every 15,000 miles...

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Originally posted by 2001BMW330iRob@Mar 15 2005, 10:52 AM
I run Mobil 1 5w30 in my 2001 330i.
I change the oil every 5000 miles.

I have been told that this is recomended by BMW.
What does everyone else use.
Thanks.
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I use BMW syn 5-30. I change it every 7500 miles.
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5w 30 is the recommended,,so your ok

i use this as well....and i use castrol ....
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Yeah ! 5w/30 is recomended , but only for BMW high performance synthetic oil. When you use another brand 5w/30, please look on the back label of the bottle, if there is written ACEA A3 ( european sequance index ) ,that`s OK !, but you can not use anything like A1 OR A2 (obsolate formulas) do not meet specification for Bimmer engines. BTW I have not seen any other 5w/30 on North American market with ACEA A3 , except BMW high performance synthetic oil made by Castrol.( Regular Castrol Syntec 5w/30 is completly diff. staff - good for bike chain lubrication , hah , hah ,hah !
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