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what oils are recommended
« on: September 08, 2015, 05:52:02 AM »
I like to do most of my own maintenance, my manual says SAE 5W-40. Anyone else changing there own and have a recommendation? I'm in northern california.
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Re: what oils are recommended
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2015, 07:17:47 AM »
Congratulations the first "what oil " thread  :001:

If the manual says SAE 5 w 40 I would go with that
as for the manufacturer of that oil its pretty much up to you they are all much of a muchness
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Re: what oils are recommended
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2015, 07:40:59 PM »
I should have said I'm looking for a specific brand recommendation that I can get where I live. I've looked online and I don't see a brand locally that is SAE 5W-40. I'd like to use Redline as I can get a good price on it, but I wanted to make sure that I keep the warranty in effect. I know how most oil threads go and I'm not interested in going there, just a specific recommendation if anyone has one. Thanks.
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Re: what oils are recommended
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2015, 07:43:58 PM »
I have always liked silkolene but Castrol is good but then so are all the main stream oils so i would go with whatever you fancy but remember if asked by a dealer when in for warranty tell them its whatever BMW are using at the moment they won't know any better
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Re: what oils are recommended
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2015, 08:22:02 PM »
Thanks Redrick, funny I just talked to the dealer and he said if it conforms to the bmw spec your good to go. I realize It's different here across the pond, as for warranty laws.
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