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Old 03-10-2010, 06:58 PM   #1
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Question Oil?!

I ran royal purple 5W30 last summer but noticed some lifter tick after aggressive driving so I want to change to a heavier oil. I'm leaning towards an xxW40 oil (possible lubro moly 10W40) but please share your opinions.
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:27 PM   #2
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why not just stick with what is recommended and change more frequently?
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:44 PM   #3
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I wanted something that's a little heaver than what BMW recommends (5W30) and a full synthetic, not a cracked oil. I think 30 is just a bit too thin. I ended up getting some 5W40, we'll see how that goes.
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:46 PM   #4
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Run something with BMW LL approval, like Castrol 5W-40 or Mobil1 0W-40.
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:52 AM   #5
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http://www.motul-canada.com/en/produ....shtml?panel=0

here is what you want Motul they have all the weight and viscosities and check out the race synthetics too

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Old 03-20-2010, 03:55 PM   #6
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Thanks Rich, I'll check it out for when I do my next oil change.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:24 AM   #7
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have you checked out Red Line 0W-40 or 5w-40?

http://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=126&pcid=21
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:31 AM   #8
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I wanted something that's a little heaver than what BMW recommends (5W30) and a full synthetic, not a cracked oil. I think 30 is just a bit too thin. I ended up getting some 5W40, we'll see how that goes.
BMW changed their mind ... it now recommends 20w50 in the summer. Personally, we run the 10w60 TWS or the 20w50 amsoil 2000 series.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:22 AM   #9
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:47 AM   #10
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really? those weights aren't too heavy for S52's?

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BMW changed their mind ... it now recommends 20w50 in the summer. Personally, we run the 10w60 TWS or the 20w50 amsoil 2000 series.
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Old 03-29-2010, 02:58 PM   #11
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really? those weights aren't too heavy for S52's?
Definitely not, especially if you like to rev the bastard
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First number is the weight once warmed up it has no bearing and viscosity comes into play. That's how the oil is under heat and pressure.
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I'm one of the few guys that runs BMW 15W40 because my car seems like it a lot. No tick and no pinging.

You might want to check your plugs too if you have excessive tick.
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yea, the car is getting a full tune up this Saturday when I pull it out of the garage!

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I'm one of the few guys that runs BMW 15W40 because my car seems like it a lot. No tick and no pinging.

You might want to check your plugs too if you have excessive tick.
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:03 AM   #15
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I'm one of the few guys that runs BMW 15W40 because my car seems like it a lot. No tick and no pinging.

You might want to check your plugs too if you have excessive tick.
Yup good choice as well. The old Mobil 1 15w50 (or 15w40?) was a great oil. I think the new long-life is a decent synthetic these days, and relatively cheap.

We actually use diesel oil in the race cars (15w40) for engine break in and initial run in, then switch to teh amsoil or TWS.
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