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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 2006, 8:06 am Thread Starter
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What brand type and weight of oil do you use?

Valvoline, Racing, 20-50W
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 2006, 7:30 pm
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Shell Rotella fully synthetic 5w 40 in everything car, truck, lawnmower,k-bike, never a problem.

If it's got curves ride it.
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Mobil1, 15W50

Will try Catrol Syntec, 20W50 next change

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 2006, 1:00 pm
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Lately I've been using the Valvoline Racing 20w50

I have tried about every other oil out there, Castrol, Mobil 1,
Golden Spectro.......

In the kitchen we use a mid priced Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Unless we're frying, then we use peanut oil.

Popcorn ? If you do it the old fashioned way and pop it
in "oil", then we use bacon grease.

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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 2006, 11:26 pm
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I used BMW oil in my 02 for 12,000 miles then switched to Valvoline, Racing, 20-50W.

In my new 04 I used Valvoline, Racing, 20-50W, from the start.

I change it about 6,000 miles.

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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 8:30 pm
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I use petroleum base Maxima Maxum4 Premium Blend in 20/50 wt.

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 2006, 5:42 pm
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Dinosaur juice ... aged to perfection as it has been dead at least one million years. Processed to a 20W50 spec in what ever is cheapest at Walmart.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 2007, 9:31 pm
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I use Red Line synthetic in everything that I have. Been using it for about 15 years now and no problems
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 2009, 12:30 pm
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Been considering the switch to synthetic just to see if there is any reduction in the BMW 'normal'', 'they all do that', clutch judder and squeal like some posters have seen... Is 9000 miles enough break-in to make the switch? Some suggest go to the Syn blend for a few changes befor going all Synthetic.

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 2009, 4:39 pm
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IMO 9000 miles is enough to switch, and I don't see any value at going half way with the blend. I intend to switch at 6000, but I suggest sticking with the bmw filter, we don't need to run into any warranty problems.

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