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      07-27-2009, 05:21 AM   #1
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keep being told conflicting info regarding which oil i should to top-up use on my M3 E92...any thoughts?
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      07-27-2009, 06:11 AM   #3
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many thx...thats great to know.
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      07-27-2009, 11:10 AM   #4
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LOL...using the recommended 10w60 is definitely a good idea since there are only a handful of companies that make this grade. So yeah, stick with the OEM Castrol TWS.
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      07-28-2009, 04:59 AM   #5
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I am using the REDLINE oil I think its much better the OEM because you can feel a difference of the oil temp climbing slower and dropping faster.
But on the downside its a little bit pricey
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I am using the REDLINE oil I think its much better the OEM because you can feel a difference of the oil temp climbing slower and dropping faster.
But on the downside its a little bit pricey
Please tell me you're kidding...
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      07-28-2009, 07:32 AM   #7
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Redline makes a 10w-60? I hate it when I miss the memos!
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Redline makes a 10w-60? I hate it when I miss the memos!
No, unfortunately they don't make 10w-60 synthetic motor oil.

In fact, they don't have anything that's even close...

Maybe he was just kidding?
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      07-28-2009, 11:23 AM   #9
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Maybe if you mix 2 bottles of 5w30 together you can use it.....
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Maybe if you mix 2 bottles of 5w30 together you can use it.....
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Does anybody know what group base stock the 10/60 has? Just curious. Thx.
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Does anybody know what group base stock the 10/60 has? Just curious. Thx.
I remember reading that it's Group IV, but not from an authoritative source. Some reference:

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39...tws-10w60.html

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=265292
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No, unfortunately they don't make 10w-60 synthetic motor oil.

In fact, they don't have anything that's even close...

Maybe he was just kidding?
I did not have time to take pictures today. But I will do it tomorrow I know its not on the website.
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I did not have time to take pictures today. But I will do it tomorrow I know its not on the website.
So you are saying that RED LINE oil makes a secret 10w-60 synthetic engine oil?

Please post up that photo of this mystery oil. I'm very interested to see it.

It's strange that it's not on their own website...

I ran Red Line motor oil in my E36 M3 a looooooong time ago.
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      07-29-2009, 03:24 PM   #15
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So they make it, but nobody's heard of it, it's not on the Red Line's own site, and a Google search for "red line 10w60" or any variation thereof yields nothing.

I'd say if you have pictures you either have photoshop, or a magic marker.
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Honestly , I don't know why either its not on the website. I actually bought the oil at the biggest Auto Supermarket which we have in Asia. Anyways I will take a picture later today and if you guys can help out it would great!!
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Are you sure it's not like RED LOIN oil or something?
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Are you sure it's not like RED LOIN oil or something?

I actually just called up the place. They tell me its suppose to be some kind of regional product due to market demand is different. Right now I think it Bull so after I get some picture guys. Please help!!! don't want my car to blow up
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I actually just called up the place. They tell me its suppose to be some kind of regional product due to market demand is different. Right now I think it Bull so after I get some picture guys. Please help!!! don't want my car to blow up
How in the world did you end up with this oil in your engine anyway?
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How in the world did you end up with this oil in your engine anyway?
Well its the biggest chain store in Taiwan. They have shops in Japan/HK/China so I thought it should be OK. but still need to find out anyways
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OK, help me out here, you wouldn't want to use 10w-60 in the cold weather right and is this just to top it off, what is in there now, sorry if this is a stupid question but I thought it would screw the engine up if used other than in warm weather, am I wrong?
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OK, help me out here, you wouldn't want to use 10w-60 in the cold weather right and is this just to top it off, what is in there now, sorry if this is a stupid question but I thought it would screw the engine up if used other than in warm weather, am I wrong?
That is the only recommended oil year around, AFAIK.
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