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      02-22-2011, 08:12 PM   #1
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What type of oil to put in my 2011 m3 e90

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      02-22-2011, 08:15 PM   #2
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OEM Castrol TWS 10w-60?
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      02-22-2011, 08:18 PM   #3
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when i was running low i went to the dealership and my service guy hooked me up with 2 bottles, i thought that was pretty cool of them. give it a shot lol
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      02-22-2011, 08:29 PM   #5
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      02-22-2011, 08:49 PM   #7
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      02-22-2011, 09:02 PM   #8
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      02-23-2011, 07:44 AM   #9
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I think all this 10W60 overpriced oil stuff is just bunk. I changed out to non-synth Castrol 5W30 a month ago and it seems to be running better than ever. I think I picked up about 7HP, and my miles per tank actually went up!

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You meant to say, "What type of oil should Iput in my 2011 M3 E90?"

Your question was a statment and got us all geared up to learn something new.


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OEM Castrol TWS 10w-60?
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also lowers your cholestrol
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      02-23-2011, 01:25 PM   #12
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also lowers your cholestrol

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      02-25-2011, 11:28 AM   #15
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But seriously, has anyone run the Red Line 10/60 and done oil analysis?
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But seriously, has anyone run the Red Line 10/60 and done oil analysis?
Since BMW is paying for service, they can 'recommend' only the brand they want, and they obviously have a marketing agreement with Castrol. Any group IV or V 10/60 synthetic oil even for BMW's ridiculous intervals would be fine, and I believe Redline is at least a group IV. For 7,500 miles, like most here adhere to, even a group III synthetic would be fine, but haven't seen any in 10/60.

What I have a problem with is the 10/60 part, especially when not tracking the car. I'm positive engine is wearing more every cold start, especially in winter. Probably a band-aid for lousy tolerances. That might explain why some engines gulp oil while others don't, under similar circumstances. Oh well. At least mine doesn't consume an abnormal amount, since level hasn't moved from full in 3K miles (that doesn't mean is not consuming, but at least less than 1/4L). Ferrari recommends 5/40 Pennzoil Ultra all the time, by the way. Have a great day.
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I've read in other threads that the 10W-60 TWS breaks down pretty quickly to about 10W-50 viscosity and stays there for the full life of the oil (15k miles). The 50 weight is necessary for the very high temperatures this engine generates when driven hard (as in at the track). If not tracking the car, I believe something like Redline 10W-40 would be more appropriate. I'd mix it 50/50 with their 30 weight race oil and change it at 7500 mile intervals.

By the way, on the TDI forums, more and more oil analyses are supporting 20+k mile intervals. And that's with a diesel!!!!! I'll stick to my 7500 mile intervals, but food for thought.
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I used vegetable oil in my M3 an it was spitting out German schnitzels as I drove down the road. Hahahahahah
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I used vegetable oil in my M3 an it was spitting out German schnitzels as I drove down the road. Hahahahahah

You bumped a three year old thread to post that?
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You bumped a three year old thread to post that?
Must have been a slow day in the office.
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You bumped a three year old thread to post that?
Must have been a slow day in the office.
Either that or he finished all of his homework and his xbox isn't working...
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