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Old 07-29-2004, 05:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the most used oil brand amongst all you 540 owners ?

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Old 07-29-2004, 07:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I dont have a 540 but if its worth anything

My mechanic uses Mobile 1
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Old 07-29-2004, 07:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I do not believe you will get a unanimous answer. I have a 1988 750 and live in S.E. Viriginia where it is damp and warm (90+ F and heat index approaching 100 degrees F in the summer), winters are mild and get to maybe a +17 degrees F and I use Mobil-1/15W50 year round. I change my oil once a year and the filter every 5,000 miles (Mobil-1 tech folks say no problem) and at 130,000 miles she still runs great and uses no oil between changes.
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Old 11-20-2004, 07:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 11-20-2004, 09:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I guess it varies by owners, choices between mobile1 and BMW synthetic oil mine 528i loves the latter. Does the choice of oil make a difference when it comes to a 6er or 8 cyl bimmers?
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Originally posted by dbalogh+Nov 23 2004, 12:17 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(dbalogh @ Nov 23 2004, 12:17 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-billB@Nov 20 2004, 09:40 PM
I guess it varies by owners, choices between mobile1 and BMW synthetic oil mine 528i loves the latter. Does the choice of oil make a difference when it comes to a 6er or 8 cyl bimmers?
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Absolutely genius, it's different to put 15,000 on a 6 than it is on an 8. A six is working harder. DUH
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Who is this guy? n Twice I've read his/her sarcastic remarks in two different threads.

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Absolutely genius, it's different to put 15,000 on a 6 than it is on an 8. A six is working harder. DUH

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1. DO YOU WISH TO ELABORATE? I don't mean on the whole sentence; just the one in RED. Why?
2. Dbalogh Where did I go wrong? Is it taking the time trying to work out with other members..you tell me why so personal?

In sum: I guess you're trying to accomplish something by using this type of language and calling me names...again tell me what and why? and I still do think you are a nice guy! PEACE? YES? NO? maybe? THINK ABOUT IT!!!

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As to the oil in the 6i vs. the 8? Later when you come back- POLITE!!!!!!

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Old 11-23-2004, 09:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I use BMW synthetic in my 540 and I change the oil every 5000 miles.
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Absolutely genius, it's different to put 15,000 on a 6 than it is on an 8. A six is working harder. DUH

Dbalogh:
I do appreciate the words of praise chuckle chuckle and DO YOU WISH TO ELABORATE? I don't mean on the whole sentence; just the one in RED.

As to the oil in the 6i vs. the 8? Later.

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Originally posted by dbalogh+Nov 23 2004, 05:17 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(dbalogh @ Nov 23 2004, 05:17 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-billB@Nov 20 2004, 09:40 PM
I guess it varies by owners, choices between mobile1 and BMW synthetic oil mine 528i loves the latter. Does the choice of oil make a difference when it comes to a 6er or 8 cyl bimmers?
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Absolutely genius, it's different to put 15,000 on a 6 than it is on an 8. A six is working harder. DUH
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ABSOLUTE FUCKING BOLLOCKS - Man you talk shite 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 or even fucking 12 cylynders has no bearing on how hard an engine will work - the way it is driven, what you demand of it, the rest of the drivetrain design, weight of the vehicle, length/type of journeys WILL, but # of cyl's doesn't matter a toss.

If I put 15000 on my 6cyl but never go over 2500rpm is it going to work harder than an 8 cyl which is taken round to 6000 on a regular basis???? How about the fact that the kerb weight of the v'8's is drastically increased over the 6's, doesn't this mean they have more weight to pull??? supposedly I never have any passengers but my mate with his v8 pulls around his family of 5 including his 3 teeagers + a caravan is his v going to work less than my 6???

Just think about what you're saying before you start slaging people off dickhead!
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Old 11-23-2004, 11:27 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I seem to remember an expirament in High School that proved that ANY source of power will work an equal amount to move x wieght x distance. So given that everything else is the same, a 6 cyl. will work equal to that of an 8 cyl (expend the same amount of energy) to move a car a mile. The difference comes in how hard you push any engine to do it's job and the weight of the car.

I know it's been said...but it's like the only thing I really picked up in high school.
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Old 11-24-2004, 01:26 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Majority seems to favor Mobil 1 over other brands. Are we talking abt synthetic (mobil 1) here? Sry for being nOOb.

Also does "6K miles or 6 months whichever earlier" still apply to Mobil 1?

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BTW I am still running my car on that radiator with hairline crack for almost a year now. No probs so far. Have to top off coolant once in a coupla months. But not much of a leakage.
Expecting some in winter tho (will have to use heat and crack might get bigger)

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Old 11-24-2004, 10:04 PM   #15 (permalink)
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What is the most used oil brand amongst all you 540 owners ?

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I use Mobil 1 Synthetic oil in my car. As far as the which viscosity to use...I would say it all depends on the driving conditions in terms of weather as well as city vs. hwy and lastly the way you drive.

The best thing to do is probably look in the manual or ask your local BMW dealer.
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