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Old 03-01-2013, 12:41 AM
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I am planning on using Amsoil 10W40 European Car Formula. Should I use Castrol 10W60 TWS instead? (03 4.6)
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:15 AM
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I am planning on using Amsoil 10W40 European Car Formula. Should I use Castrol 10W60 TWS instead? (03 4.6)
It's not necessary on M62, still it would be nice to use 10W60 unless you're in very very cold climate zone like Alaska. And I'm pretty sure the operation noise will get quiet.

I've a M54 TU (double vanos) with hydro tappet ticking noise, which was confidently eliminated after using the oil designed for high pressure operation.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:10 PM
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VANOS, 100%.
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Check the sparkplugs for tightness. I just had a coil go out so I brought in to my mech for service. When we pulled the covers off the sparkplug gallery you could hear a knocking, that would disappear with the covers on. I had him replace he plugs while it was in. He found that at some point in the past they had been replaced. Two of them where only hand tight
I was getting blowby oil past the plugs
Could have been really bad if one had backed out enough to blowout and strip threads.
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papasmurf..... I'm glad to hear that its the vanos. The car drives great and transmission seems just fine but has never been replaced. I just hope that I don't end up with an engine bearing letting go on me which I've heard happens to these M62's once in a while but its oil has been changed at no more than 10,000 mile intervals throughout its life and I plan on every 5k miles.
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:54 PM
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X5Alpine, make sure You have mechanics that know BMWs other wise a novice will do damage,something as small the wrong transmission oil,the wrong part or installed wrong will ruin the engine or X5..................GOOD LUCK,nice X5.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:54 AM
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papasmurf..... I'm glad to hear that its the vanos. The car drives great and transmission seems just fine but has never been replaced. I just hope that I don't end up with an engine bearing letting go on me which I've heard happens to these M62's once in a while but its oil has been changed at no more than 10,000 mile intervals throughout its life and I plan on every 5k miles.
Mine was done every 7k or so and they let go. If you have over 100k, why chance it?
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My X5 now has 119,900 miles on it. its been an excellent car. I've been trying to post pictures for about a couple weeks but everything I try wont let me
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