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      01-14-2013, 08:32 AM   #45
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Wow... some of you guys are brutal. I've actually seen worst threats regarding oil mistakes.

OP, you're fine- good luck next time and ALWAYS carry 1 qt. of oil in the trunk with you (the right kind of course).
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      01-14-2013, 10:32 AM   #46
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I think this is a fair subject and urge the flamers to stop hatin

I am glad the subject came up so I don't have to start a new thread.

Just the other night I found myself in a pinch and ran out of Astroglide so i reached for the spare bottle of 10W-60 in the trunk it worked great (silky smooth) BUT I was concerned of the damage it may have caused her This thread has taught me that it's all somewhat mineral oil anyway
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      01-14-2013, 01:04 PM   #47
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Just checked, it was mineral oil
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      01-14-2013, 01:25 PM   #48
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      01-14-2013, 02:41 PM   #49
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Don't listen to all of these OCDs who can't sleep because their car cover is not on, the lug nuts aren't polished, and 11% of their engine oil is not spec.

It will be just fine until the next oil change.
Actually it's 11.1% if you are going to combat OCD you need to get your figures straight
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      01-14-2013, 07:24 PM   #50
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Don't listen to all of these OCDs who can't sleep because their car cover is not on, the lug nuts aren't polished, and 11% of their engine oil is not spec.

It will be just fine until the next oil change.
True dat !
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when you called the service dept.....did they say : " OIL '' be fine...!...?
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I think this is a fair subject and urge the flamers to stop hatin

I am glad the subject came up so I don't have to start a new thread.

Just the other night I found myself in a pinch and ran out of Astroglide so i reached for the spare bottle of 10W-60 in the trunk it worked great (silky smooth) BUT I was concerned of the damage it may have caused her This thread has taught me that it's all somewhat mineral oil anyway
LOL!!! Glad there is actually people learning from this thread, LOL!!!
PS: hope she's fine
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I think this is a fair subject and urge the flamers to stop hatin

I am glad the subject came up so I don't have to start a new thread.

Just the other night I found myself in a pinch and ran out of Astroglide so i reached for the spare bottle of 10W-60 in the trunk it worked great (silky smooth) BUT I was concerned of the damage it may have caused her This thread has taught me that it's all somewhat mineral oil anyway
I'm confused. The 10W-60 was in your trunk, or you put it in hers?!?!
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I'm confused. The 10W-60 was in your trunk, or you put it in hers?!?!
Is trunk a metaphor?
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      01-15-2013, 07:01 AM   #55
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Actually it's 11.1% if you are going to combat OCD you need to get your figures straight
Hahahahahahaha!

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      01-15-2013, 07:49 AM   #56
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I think this is a fair subject and urge the flamers to stop hatin

I am glad the subject came up so I don't have to start a new thread.

Just the other night I found myself in a pinch and ran out of Astroglide so i reached for the spare bottle of 10W-60 in the trunk it worked great (silky smooth) BUT I was concerned of the damage it may have caused her This thread has taught me that it's all somewhat mineral oil anyway
little off topic, but i like where your head is at.
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      01-15-2013, 12:00 PM   #57
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Thanks guys. I also called a BMW dealer and the service manager told me that it will not cause problems.

I am just going to leave it until the next oil change.

And yes....lesson has been learnt!!! Next time I will before I do anything on the car
Like someone mentioned, I would change the oil out earlier than BMW's suggested interval. The factory TWS motor oil is high a quality group 4/5 synthetic. Adding just a liter of mineral won't harm your engine but it will degrade the oil inside your engine quicker. The viscosity of the oil added was thinner at operating temp plus group 1 and 2 mineral oils won't last 10,000 miles. Mineral oils should be changed out within 3,000 miles to avoid sludge build ups.
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Like someone mentioned, I would change the oil out earlier than BMW's suggested interval. The factory TWS motor oil is high a quality group 4/5 synthetic. Adding just a liter of mineral won't harm your engine but it will degrade the oil inside your engine quicker. The viscosity of the oil added was thinner at operating temp plus group 1 and 2 mineral oils won't last 10,000 miles. Mineral oils should be changed out within 3,000 miles to avoid sludge build ups.
Finally, some good advice. Thank you!
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      01-16-2013, 06:17 PM   #59
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It's funny to read the posts by folks with wadded up panties over what kind of oil to put in their babies.

I've got a mixture of 40W race Redline mixed with 5W-30 Redline. I'm not losing any sleep over the fact that I've added a couple of quarts of Castrol 0W-30 during the last 6k miles.
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It's funny to read the posts by folks with wadded up panties over what kind of oil to put in their babies.

I've got a mixture of 40W race Redline mixed with 5W-30 Redline. I'm not losing any sleep over the fact that I've added a couple of quarts of Castrol 0W-30 during the last 6k miles.
Way to go..air high five

You must feel like a rebel without a cause, using every single oil weight except the correct one.
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It's funny to read the posts by folks with wadded up panties over what kind of oil to put in their babies.

I've got a mixture of 40W race Redline mixed with 5W-30 Redline. I'm not losing any sleep over the fact that I've added a couple of quarts of Castrol 0W-30 during the last 6k miles.
i also havent worried too much about the 10-60. im 4 years into ownership and finally bought some instead of using other for adding a half quart here and there.
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Some of you guys need to lay off the OP. It's obvious he was already distraught.

And in reply to someone's post earlier. I think in general, how much you know about your car is inversely proportional to how much you paid for it

To the OP, if your low engine oil light comes on it most likely only means you are low 1 qt of oil which isn't a big deal. You have plenty of time to go to the dealer to buy the TWS motor oil. If you look at the electronic "dipstick" screen, the distance between the top arrow and bottom arrow only depicts 1 qt of oil
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It's funny to read the posts by folks with wadded up panties over what kind of oil to put in their babies.

I've got a mixture of 40W race Redline mixed with 5W-30 Redline. I'm not losing any sleep over the fact that I've added a couple of quarts of Castrol 0W-30 during the last 6k miles.
Sometimes reading stuff like this makes me really cringe when I go to buy a used car.
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