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Old 11-09-2004, 12:18 AM   #1
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Winter tune up check list.

I am planning on getting the E30 ready for winter and have a few questions...

1. What oil and filter to use?

2. What spark plugs and wires?

3. What kind of tranny oil to use?

4. What fuel filter?

5. What differential lubricant?
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Old 11-09-2004, 12:19 AM   #2
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And also, where can i buy the suggested products?
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Old 11-09-2004, 12:29 AM   #3
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My BMW winter check list:

4WD winter beater....Check!

BMW in storage...Check!
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Old 11-09-2004, 12:34 AM   #4
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My BMW winter check list:

4WD winter beater....Check!

BMW in storage...Check!

This car is my winter beater
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Old 11-09-2004, 01:08 AM   #5
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I'm running a quacker state oil filter with Castrol GTX 5W-30, new fuel filter, fixed heated windshield washer nozzles, getting BavAuto cables shortly, Bosch platinum plugs, and generic ATF and rear end lubricant. Working good so far.
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Old 11-09-2004, 10:30 AM   #6
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Above good but avoid the plugs they suck. Ngk or bosh coppers.
I myself prefer Mobile 5-30 synthetic for oil, stays clean and starts nice in the cold.
Used to use Quacker but it turns Jet black so fast, only asthetics I'm sure but still my oppinion.
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Old 11-09-2004, 01:04 PM   #7
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Depends on how often you change plugs, I made a mistake and bought platinums. They are staying for the BMW recommended mileage, then I'm stickin in OEM plugs.

As for oil, I have had my oil in for 3500 km and it's still golden brown. If your getting dirty oil fast, that means you have a lot of shit in your motor. Buy the cheapest oil you can find, change it, drive 250kms on it, dump it, and repeat one more time. That should flush out most of the gunk in the bottom end and head. My head was rebuilt and steam cleaned, and it's 100% clean.
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Old 11-09-2004, 05:19 PM   #8
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Not one for make work projects, only change the oil when indicator tells me too around every 12k (I'm canadian) or so lol Bad I know but with the mobile syntec it's still golden when I do.
One thing I do do is use motormaster crap for oil changes till it's clean again then I stick with the mobile, Personal prefrence but it works even in a diesel engine.
Never had results like this with anything ealse but always open to try something better.
The worst oil I ever used is Castrol as in for colour, turns jet black in no time, sure it's still lubercating (I hope) but still ugly when you check it.
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Old 11-09-2004, 08:40 PM   #9
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^^^if its jet black that is a good thing (kinda) it means the detergents in the oil are doing their job...I would much rather the black crap/gunk come out in an oil change then to remain in the engine. Castrol GTX was rated by many independant tests to be one of the best non synthetic oils out there. but for oils I guess it really comes down to personal preference.

oil type, I would recommend, 10w-30 or 10w-40 up until late december early Jan, then move to the 5-30, there are still a few more above zero days left

(keep in mind some people like to avoid the 10-40 due to the added polymers to get the 10/40 spread...but thats up to you.)
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Old 11-11-2004, 03:14 PM   #10
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in my last oil change, I used Mobil 1 syntec. i think i'll use it again. and Syntec oil in winter are the best!
I'll have Platimun + 4 In my car. last year when i bought it, the guy put that in it. And damn now my car Drink a lot and lost some power Grrrr. i'll put OEM Plug back in there!
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