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Old 12-19-2011, 10:38 AM
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What weight of engine oil should i be using..

Hi all and happy holidays,this new York weather is starting to freeze now,what's a good weight of oil to use in this 30deg weather in 2001 x5 104,000 miles daily driver
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:28 AM
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5W30 Castrol Syntec is all I've ever used in my 2001 X5 with 206,000 miles on it. And I live in Michigan, which is also a cold weather climate.
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:28 AM
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BMW recommended oil. NOBODY has done more testing on engine life/performance in regard to oil type/weight. If anyone says otherwise they are talking out their azz.
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:52 AM
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Thanks guys,about to do a oil change today.
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:20 PM
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Amsoil 5/30 Euro blend. Also Michigan
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NYC also. Stick to what the manufacturer recommends.
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5W30 Castrol Syntec is all I've ever used in my 2001 X5 with 206,000 miles on it. And I live in Michigan, which is also a cold weather climate.
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I used Castrol 10-60w SAE Edge Sport oil in my X. but I'll use 5-30 Castrol farther. you should do what it states!
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I use Mobil 1 0W40.
The '0' grade helps to have oil everywhere fast when the temperature is very cold.
I use it in the X5, and used it for 8 years in my E46 with very good results.

Also the Mobil 1 0W40 is BMW approved.
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