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Steve30 03-10-2010 07:58 PM

Oil?!
 
I ran royal purple 5W30 last summer but noticed some lifter tick after aggressive driving so I want to change to a heavier oil. I'm leaning towards an xxW40 oil (possible lubro moly 10W40) but please share your opinions.

sproule905 03-18-2010 10:27 PM

why not just stick with what is recommended and change more frequently?

Steve30 03-18-2010 10:44 PM

I wanted something that's a little heaver than what BMW recommends (5W30) and a full synthetic, not a cracked oil. I think 30 is just a bit too thin. I ended up getting some 5W40, we'll see how that goes.

Mystikal 03-19-2010 06:46 PM

Run something with BMW LL approval, like Castrol 5W-40 or Mobil1 0W-40.

richie_s999 03-20-2010 09:52 AM

http://www.motul-canada.com/en/produ....shtml?panel=0

here is what you want Motul they have all the weight and viscosities and check out the race synthetics too

Steve30 03-20-2010 03:55 PM

Thanks Rich, I'll check it out for when I do my next oil change.

Ibraheem 03-29-2010 09:24 AM

have you checked out Red Line 0W-40 or 5w-40?

http://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=126&pcid=21

ScotcH 03-29-2010 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve30 (Post 1401087)
I wanted something that's a little heaver than what BMW recommends (5W30) and a full synthetic, not a cracked oil. I think 30 is just a bit too thin. I ended up getting some 5W40, we'll see how that goes.

BMW changed their mind ... it now recommends 20w50 in the summer. Personally, we run the 10w60 TWS or the 20w50 amsoil 2000 series.

pmills325i 03-29-2010 11:22 AM

motul FTW

Steve30 03-29-2010 11:47 AM

really? those weights aren't too heavy for S52's?

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScotcH (Post 1404807)
BMW changed their mind ... it now recommends 20w50 in the summer. Personally, we run the 10w60 TWS or the 20w50 amsoil 2000 series.


ScotcH 03-29-2010 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve30 (Post 1404814)
really? those weights aren't too heavy for S52's?

Definitely not, especially if you like to rev the bastard ;)

richie_s999 03-29-2010 03:01 PM

First number is the weight once warmed up it has no bearing and viscosity comes into play. That's how the oil is under heat and pressure.

JetBlackE46 03-30-2010 01:18 AM

I'm one of the few guys that runs BMW 15W40 because my car seems like it a lot. No tick and no pinging.

You might want to check your plugs too if you have excessive tick.

Steve30 03-30-2010 01:22 AM

yea, the car is getting a full tune up this Saturday when I pull it out of the garage!

Quote:

Originally Posted by JetBlackE46 (Post 1405048)
I'm one of the few guys that runs BMW 15W40 because my car seems like it a lot. No tick and no pinging.

You might want to check your plugs too if you have excessive tick.


ScotcH 03-30-2010 10:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JetBlackE46 (Post 1405048)
I'm one of the few guys that runs BMW 15W40 because my car seems like it a lot. No tick and no pinging.

You might want to check your plugs too if you have excessive tick.

Yup good choice as well. The old Mobil 1 15w50 (or 15w40?) was a great oil. I think the new long-life is a decent synthetic these days, and relatively cheap.

We actually use diesel oil in the race cars (15w40) for engine break in and initial run in, then switch to teh amsoil or TWS.


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