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      07-24-2012, 04:09 PM   #23
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Is the Castrol Edge the same thing as the TWS 10-60?
i wouldn't buy Edge.
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      07-24-2012, 04:21 PM   #24
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i wouldn't buy Edge.
Why? Not the same thing?
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      07-24-2012, 06:18 PM   #25
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Why? Not the same thing?
i thought here in US, the oil acceptable oil is TWS which is at dealer or the BMW shops (Tischer, Turner).
All I'm saying is...why risk it for minimum cost savings when there's so much confusion?
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...t=castrol+edge
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      07-24-2012, 07:51 PM   #26
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Your car is going to blow the fuck up. Sorry to hear this, glad you had a good run.

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i thought here in US, the oil acceptable oil is TWS which is at dealer or the BMW shops (Tischer, Turner).
All I'm saying is...why risk it for minimum cost savings when there's so much confusion?
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...t=castrol+edge
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...t=castrol+edge
The threads show Edge is good, Edge Sport is not.

I usually keep plenty of TWS in my garage...a case or so. But I like to be aware of the alternatives as a just in case. So I don't get caught short one quart and have my heads explode through my hood followed by my pistons being launched out of my block like a rocket into orbit as ottoblotto has warned.
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      07-25-2012, 09:32 AM   #28
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Just stick with oem castrol.
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      07-25-2012, 10:19 AM   #29
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I've had my car for about six months. My display said add 1 quart yesterdyaso today on the way to work now its not even giving me a reading.i reluctantly drove to work like that but now every where i look they don't have it. Is this stuff only at the dealership and online? If so i gotta leave my car at work tonight till the dealer opens tomorrow.
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      07-25-2012, 10:24 AM   #30
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Being down a quart is not as big a deal as it is made out to be....... Just add a quart of oil within a few days and everything will be fine. It is not like you have to shut your car down to avoid engine damage!
You will get a red warning on your iDrive if you oil gets too low. It has scary language about permanent damage to your vehicle. I think this warning kicks in right after you go 1 qt low. I got this warning, and immediately pulled off the road added a a full qt, and the warning went away and level indicator was at the top (i.e. not mid).
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Just go to any auto parts place and get the closest weight synthetic motor oil i.e. 15w50, 10w40. It is fine for topping off.
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Just go to any auto parts place and get the closest weight synthetic motor oil i.e. 15w50, 10w40. It is fine for topping off.
I had to do that when I was in the middle-of-nowhere on a Sunday. I ended up with Castrol Edge 10w40. I am sure it was fine, but I made the dealer do a complete flush and refill for free, when I got back home.
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      08-25-2012, 07:57 PM   #33
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Pg 208 Alternate oil types...personally I wouldn't sweat it though. I'd just take it home & top it off tomorrow.

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