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      03-20-2011, 10:21 AM   #1
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10W 60 Synthetic

Is this stuff sold anywhere other than at BMW dealerships? If so, I can't seem to locate it. Any recommendations would be appreciated (not looking for online vendors; would like to get it today, if possible).

Needless to say, lesson learned - the oil light activated after a 2 hour drive into no man's land. The nearest dealer is 42 miles away but, unfortunately, is closed on Sundays. The owner's manual indicates that I have about 120 miles or so but I don't want to push it. I've tried the obvious candidates - random gas stations, Autozone, etc. but unfortunately no luck (the Autozone guy literally asked, "What is that even for?" haha).

Any suggestions? I may just have to wait it out until Monday morning to head to the dealership.

Roadside assistance, btw, was not helpful.
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Any decent auto parts store....
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      03-20-2011, 10:30 AM   #3
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Never had any luck finding it off the shelf anywhere besides bmw
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Is this stuff sold anywhere other than at BMW dealerships? If so, I can't seem to locate it. Any recommendations would be appreciated (not looking for online vendors; would like to get it today, if possible).

Needless to say, lesson learned - the oil light activated after a 2 hour drive into no man's land. The nearest dealer is 42 miles away but, unfortunately, is closed on Sundays. The owner's manual indicates that I have about 120 miles or so but I don't want to push it. I've tried the obvious candidates - random gas stations, Autozone, etc. but unfortunately no luck (the Autozone guy literally asked, "What is that even for?" haha).

Any suggestions? I may just have to wait it out until Monday morning to head to the dealership.

Roadside assistance, btw, was not helpful.
bmw dealer was the only place i could find it. when i go on long trip a top off and take a liter with me. my dealer did say you can use an alternate just in case you are in exactly what u are in. 10w 50 i think but ask your dealer
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Mostly dealer only!

But, I have found a few online places…

I will usually buy a case at a time, when one of the dealers runs an ACCESSORY FEST.
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Any decent auto parts store....
Totally not true.
OP can use a quart of 20W-50 in a pinch.
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Totally not true.
OP can use a quart of 20W-50 in a pinch.
thats what the dealer told me 20w 50 in a pinch
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Any decent auto parts store....
Show me one.
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Show me one.
Kragen in Pleasanton, CA.

This was about 6 months ago. I have not been back since, so maybe it was a fluke. Shoot me.
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I sit quietly corrected. With their purchase by O'Reilly I doubt they will going forward, but I've just not heard of anyone else ever finding actual 10W60 synthetic on the shelf anywhere not BMW affiliated, or that was being resold after purchase from them.

Sure as hell would never happen in AL......
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I have seen some mom and pop auto stores carry it. They will probably only carry Royal Purple 10w 60. Its ok to mix it. I bought 3 bottles on line from Turnermotorsports, so i had it in stock. Sure enough 2nd oil change...dealer underfills it. I had to use my oil to top it off. Turner sells OEM Castrol.
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