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Old 11-07-2005, 11:08 AM   #16
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Very cool, i'll pay charlie a visit sometime soon
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Old 11-07-2005, 12:06 PM   #17
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yes... i think perhaps charlie may be able to help me with my new found love for bimmers.

where is bimmersport?
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Old 11-07-2005, 12:48 PM   #18
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yes... i think perhaps charlie may be able to help me with my new found love for bimmers.

where is bimmersport?

1765 Shawson Dr, Unit 13
Mississauga, ON

905-670-9200 or 416-823-2BMW

Tell him I gave you his # if he asks any. Charlie's a good guy.
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:12 PM   #19
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that's near Dixie and Burnamthorpe, right?
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:21 PM   #20
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Not too far... off of Dixie. Burnamthorpe is at the bottom right of this map:

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Old 11-07-2005, 08:49 PM   #21
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Don't rely on that indicator for oil changes. I've heard that they will go up to 30,000kms before asking you to change the oil- at most every 5-6000kms if you want to keep your car for a long time.
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Old 11-11-2005, 11:47 AM   #22
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ok, help me out here guys. the previous owner didn't leave a sticker for me on the windshield with the last oil change OR the oil type.

so i'm going to do an oil change right away.

problem is, what oil should i use?
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Old 11-11-2005, 12:04 PM   #23
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Castrol Syntec ... go with a winter formula like 5w30.
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Old 11-11-2005, 01:15 PM   #24
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i use this synthese stuff from germany, its lik 0 W 30 i think
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Old 11-11-2005, 03:05 PM   #25
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is it true that its best to keep using the same oil all the time... as in, always do an oil change with the same stuff you used previously?
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Old 11-11-2005, 04:07 PM   #26
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yes, it is better to keep with the same brand / formula.
if you want to do a complete oil change, you can always do a flush before you put your new oil in. But keep in mind that a flush can also strip any oil that is protecting your seals on older engines.
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Old 11-13-2005, 05:47 PM   #27
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i checked out the owner's manual.

recommended:

5W-30 for cold weather
15W-40 for hot weather

but then it says special oils are most preferred, and to contact the BMW dealer for more info on that.

i have a few cases of 5W-50 full synthetic. should i just use that? i don't know shit all about oil. maybe I'll just ask the dealership what they recommend. i dunno...
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Old 11-13-2005, 08:34 PM   #28
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5w-50... I think only Castrol Syntec makes that.
It's good.. I used it last winter. A little rough in very very cold weather.. but overall did the job.
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I usually just toss a paper clip from pin 7 to 19, turn the ignition to the on position for a bit, then turn it off, remove the clip and turn the ignition back on and everything is clear.
this would also apply for obd1 e36 too right?
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Hey Guys first post. I just use a volt tester to do my oil light. Take a look down from the computer port. You will see a bolt sticking out of the fender well. Clip the alligator clip to that, then with the ignition set to accessory stick the tester end in # pin for 3- 7 sec. You will notice the tester light up. This means you made ground and the light should be fix .
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