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Old 09-11-2011, 03:49 PM   #1
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e36 what oil do u guys use???

i was wondering what oil do u guys use in the summer?? was looking into my owners manual and it says to use 15w40 "s52"
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:27 PM   #2
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In the summer/track use
LL-01: Motul 5w40 (forgot the line, not all are LL-01 approved)

Winter:
LL-98: Castrol 5W40

The Motul is really good, no lifter ticking after hard driving, with the Castrol after hard driving I can hear them tick for a little while.
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:59 PM   #3
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Summer/Track - Amsoil 10w/50
Winter - Amsoil 5w/30
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:14 PM   #4
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so a 5w30 is to thin in the summer eh???
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:37 AM   #5
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If you want Motul oil let me know what you want, I have wicked prices on it, buy a case of 4 5liter jugs and it works out to $45 with tax per jug.

Personally I run 15w50 Motul syn in the car summer and 5w50 or 10/5w40 winter
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:13 AM   #6
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I also tend to use mobile 1 10w30 in the summer.
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:53 AM   #7
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LL-98 or LL-01. Viscosity grades are irrelevant.
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:42 PM   #8
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10w40 - summer
5w30 - winter
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:18 PM   #9
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LL-98 or LL-01. Viscosity grades are irrelevant.
Exactly.

For me:

Mobil 1 0w-40
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Castrol Syntec 5w-40
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:53 PM   #10
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Rotella T6 5w40. Zero lifter tick.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:24 AM   #11
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synthetic high performance lucas 5w40 as well for me no lifter issues either even on track.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:34 PM   #12
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5-40 castrol syn
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:37 PM   #13
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:33 PM   #14
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Rotella T6 5w40. Zero lifter tick.
Rotella any good?
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:38 PM   #15
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Rotella any good?
Full base IV synthetic with an excellent additive package. Haven't heard anything bad about using it, so far so good (change it every 8k).
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