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Old 07-30-2009, 03:04 PM   #1
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What oil do you use?

Its almost time for me to change my oil and I'm wondering what you guys think about royal purple 5w30. I picked up 12 quarts from part source, it was on sale for 10.99/L so I couldn't resist. I read that mobil1 30 weight oils are too thin for M3's. I'm currently using BMW's 5W30 synthetic oil. Is anyone currently using RP 5w30?
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:33 PM   #2
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:41 PM   #3
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Summer 20w50
Winter 5w50 synthetic.

That's for an E30.. I see now that you have a newer car, so... not sure, I'm sure thinner oils are ok for it though. If $ isn't a factor I favor synthetic, if only for it's extreme upper and lower temperature characteristics.
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:54 PM   #4
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:03 PM   #5
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Do a search on here about what oil people use every time people ask the thread goes wrong just check your manual to make sure its the right grade for your car
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:26 PM   #6
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30 wt is 30 wt, shouldn't be any thinner.

I use Amsoil 0W-30 and love it. Best oil I've ever tried.
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:42 PM   #7
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lubromoly synthoil 5w40
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:43 PM   #8
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:47 PM   #9
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if anyone wants to buy 5w30 Mobil 1 oil let me know i have about 6 or 7 liters for sale
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