E90Post
 


GT Haus
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Tracking, Autocrossing, Dragstrip, Driving Techniques > What oil are you guys running at DE's?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-26-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
DallasBoosted
Captain
 
DallasBoosted's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 E92 335i
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Dallas

Posts: 845
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2008 BMW 335i  [5.00]
What oil are you guys running at DE's?

What motor oil are you guys running at DE's?

Assume Stett stg2 so oil should be between 240-260F.

Chime in or direct me to the thread I can't find because every thread mentions oil
DallasBoosted is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-26-2012, 12:11 PM   #2
3002 tii
Major General
 
3002 tii's Avatar
 
Drives: flat out
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NNJ

Posts: 7,339
iTrader: (38)

Garage List
Whatever's on BMW's synthetic approved list. I honestly don't think it matters so much, rather the interval of frequency. I change mine every 5000 miles regardless, and with every 3-4 track days.
__________________

Recaro | AST | Vorshlag | Quaife | Stoptech | Volks | Autosolutions | BMW Performance

Click here for my track videos
3002 tii is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-26-2012, 04:18 PM   #3
Killerfish2012
Major
 
Drives: BMW 335I
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Midwest

Posts: 1,016
iTrader: (3)

Any BMW LL01 approved oil, or high quality synthetic should do. Right now I'm on Mobil 1 0W40. Just remember to add about 1/2 quart after a track day if, you are over 50K miles.
__________________
Cobb AP, K&N, AA Catless DP, AA Custom Hybrid Axlebacks, ETS 5" FMIC, BMS dp fix V3, Meyle HD; Tie Rod Assembly, Control Arms, Fr/Rr Swaybar End Links. Koni Yellow Shocks, Megan Race Strut Bar, Wavetrac LSD, Ar design Oil cooler, 1M Water Pump, Low Temp Engine Thermostat, Zimmerman Cross drilled Rotors, Textar Brake Pads, Pilot Sport Cup Tires, Valentine 1
Killerfish2012 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-27-2012, 11:30 PM   #4
HP Autosport
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Drives: E82 1M
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Barbara, AST, Brembo, Eibach, H&R, GIAC, Koni, Quaife, Stoptech, Vorshlag,

Posts: 10,828
iTrader: (29)

Any high quality synthetic oil should be okay for DE's. During our oil analysis with Blackstone Labs between OE BMW, Mobil 1, Redline and Total, Total offered the longest service life without its additive package breaking down as much and offer one of the best protection for the N54 engine.

With 3-4 track days and regular street driving, the additive package is estimated to last up to 7500 miles on the Total.
HP Autosport is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-28-2012, 12:58 PM   #5
DallasBoosted
Captain
 
DallasBoosted's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 E92 335i
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Dallas

Posts: 845
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2008 BMW 335i  [5.00]
No concern for oil weight i.e. thicker oil to help deal with thinning issues at high temps etc? Just whatever BMW recommends and its fine?
DallasBoosted is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-30-2012, 10:52 AM   #6
mid-corner fun
Major
 
Drives: e92
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: NJ

Posts: 1,350
iTrader: (3)

With the Stett kit you should not have a problem. I change oil every 2 months (~4 events).

Pre-Stett, when I hitting 300F with the stock OC I was changing oil after each event. The oil now looks very different from when I was hitting 300F, I wish I had done a blackstone analysis back then.
__________________
mid-corner fun is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-30-2012, 05:58 PM   #7
DallasBoosted
Captain
 
DallasBoosted's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 E92 335i
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Dallas

Posts: 845
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2008 BMW 335i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeterM1 View Post
With the Stett kit you should not have a problem. I change oil every 2 months (~4 events).

Pre-Stett, when I hitting 300F with the stock OC I was changing oil after each event. The oil now looks very different from when I was hitting 300F, I wish I had done a blackstone analysis back then.
Cool Peter, thanks. It should be relatively cool at my track event in November, hopefully that means it'll be all good.

My instinct makes me still want to use some 15w50 just because it seems like a good idea, but I'll take your word for it.

It's been a while since I've been to the track so I'm sure I won't be pushing too hard for now while I tighten the nut behind the wheel.
DallasBoosted is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:48 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST