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Old 06-11-2005, 11:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2001 e39 and I change the oil about every 5-7,000 miles. I usually use the recommended 5w-30 but this time I had a brain fart and grabbed 7 bottles of 10w-30 instead. I didn't catch the error until the car was drained and the filter was changed. Needless to say, I poured it in... ghead

I know nothing about oil. Am I taking a chance with this oil or am I ok? BTW, I live in Kansas where the summers are crazy hot and humid (if it matters).

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Your owners manual should have a chart in the back telling you which oils can be used in which temperatures.

I think it will be ok anyhow, but check just in case.
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Your owners manual should have a chart in the back telling you which oils can be used in which temperatures.

I think it will be ok anyhow, but check just in case.
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Well, I checked the owner's' manual and it said 5W-30 for all temps. Any other comments or ideas?
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you'll live. Change the oil when you get the chance, i'd do it before scheduled just to make sure, but that should be fine for now.

At least you're not as bad as my dad. I JUST changed his oil I guess I didnt put enough in, because in his mind the dipstick wasnt quite at full


So, he goes and takes about half a quart of oil from my drain pan and puts it in, instead of going to the store in my car and getting a fresh quart.

So I had to change his oil twice in three days...
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Originally posted by timabe@Jun 11 2005, 12:26 PM
I have a 2001 e39 and I change the oil about every 5-7,000 miles. I usually use the recommended 5w-30 but this time I had a brain fart and grabbed 7 bottles of 10w-30 instead. I didn't catch the error until the car was drained and the filter was changed. Needless to say, I poured it in... ghead

I know nothing about oil. Am I taking a chance with this oil or am I ok? BTW, I live in Kansas where the summers are crazy hot and humid (if it matters).

Thanks in advance!
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You'll be fine for the summer, especially with such a flow-able oil as Mobil-1. But definitely change it again by September. Note that the only Mobil-1 approved for use in BMW's and Porsches is 0W-40 (with the black top). Good luck with allll that.
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