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      02-15-2015, 02:18 PM   #1
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Question Anyone use another oil other than 5W30?

I was wondering whether if anyone on here is using a different oil viscosity other than a 5w30.

Was thinking of switching to 5w40.

'07 x3 3.0si N52B30

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      10-31-2015, 06:34 AM   #2
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Use Castrol 0w40 from Germany you can buy it at autozone.
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same or mobil 1 0w40....wally world has both euro spec oils. if you push the intervals i'd stick with the LL oils approved by BMW but I go 5-6K and would have no problem using any name brand synthetic 5w30
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same or mobil 1 0w40....wally world has both euro spec oils. if you push the intervals i'd stick with the LL oils approved by BMW but I go 5-6K and would have no problem using any name brand synthetic 5w30
M1 0w-40!

It's the best value. You can get it in those 5 quart jugs for almost $26/5quarts. Inexpensive compared to other comparable motor oils.
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Use the BMW brand. I am able to buy it cheaper at the dealer than the Euro blend at Autozone
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      03-29-2017, 08:19 PM   #6
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X3 and ZHP get M1 0w-40. I was using Liquimoly but my NAPA stopped carrying that viscosity. My oil change interval is 7-9k miles.
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