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      07-16-2019, 09:47 AM   #1
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Post #99999 about oil

new to BMW, let alone their M line. I'm reading a lot of mixed inputs on 10w60 vs 5w50. I have a 45k miles 2011 E90 M3 and can't come up with a definitive answer to what oil I want to use.
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      07-16-2019, 09:49 AM   #2
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You just opened a can of worms.

Me, LM 10-60.



At any rate, congrats on the new ride, and welcome!
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      07-16-2019, 09:51 AM   #3
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follow the spec.
especially in Texas with no really cold weather, so no oil thickness concerns
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      07-16-2019, 06:12 PM   #4
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Been using LM 10w60 and no issues here in Texas with 100+f weather
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      07-16-2019, 07:11 PM   #5
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LM 10-60. Don't mess with the oil and deviate from the design spec.
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      07-17-2019, 02:20 AM   #6
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Well I don't think you will find that definitive answer with that thread, because the same people that are giving the mixed opinions, will give them here also. There are basically two types of people - "Don't put anything in the car, that doesn't say BMW on it" and "Just go out there and try for yourself". I'm more of the second type. In your case you really don't have cold weather in your area and the thicker oil, should not be a concern.
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      07-17-2019, 12:07 PM   #7
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LiquiMoly 10-60 5-7.5k intervals
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      07-17-2019, 03:04 PM   #8
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Motul 8100 10w60

Ran shell twin power, LM, Castrol TWS (when it was called that), and they're all more or less the same for Texas Weather
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      07-17-2019, 03:24 PM   #9
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How hot does it get in TX? Supposed to hit 100 in NH on Saturday. Itís not dry heat, though. Humidity can be as high as 90%.
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Canola oil. #becauseracecar
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The motor is spec'd for 10w60. This isn't something BMW just decides arbitrarily.

Differences between OTS oils, especially in this unique viscosity grade, are basically negligible. If you are constantly tracking the car or it's heavily modded, that might be a different story. Otherwise, you and the car won't know the difference between most of the 10w60s.
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The rod bearing clearance seems more like it id specíd for 0W20.
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      07-31-2019, 07:01 AM   #13
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OEM Castrol Edge Supercar 10W60. You can snag 12 qts for $90 on amazon sometimes
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Use a 5w50 if you have original rod bearings.
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      08-01-2019, 09:07 PM   #16
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Quote:
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Use a 5w50 if you have original rod bearings.
still on original 43k miles RB's
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They could last another 200k or be about to fail.
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We use Castrol 10w60 in all our vehicles through the shop, original oil the cars were using. I personally ran Redline 5w50 in my car for about 20-30K miles (post rod bearing service) with no issues.
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10w-60.

Anything, 10w-60.

It really grinds my gears when people change the oil weight that their engine and the OEM certified as the one needed for your engine.

Need to only use Castrol 10w-60? Bunch of crap. I used the Shell 10w-60 Racing before, but I just use Castrol because, well just because.

I hate seeing people switch oil weight to something crazy, like as if 10w-60 wasn't a crazy enough oil weight.

I have had a buddy use 15w-50 or 15w-40. Why?

It's like a kid who just doesn't listen to you for the sake of not listening to you.
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