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      05-09-2006, 07:31 PM   #1
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Just got oil analysis

Hey everyone. I just got this and thought that some of you would like to see it...
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      05-09-2006, 08:56 PM   #2
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SOrry to be offtopic , but I used 5w 40 Mobil1 one my last oil change. Is that ok?
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      05-09-2006, 09:15 PM   #3
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Nice. I have never seen one for the E90 330. I'm glad I dumped the oil at 1301 miles and again recently at 8500.


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      05-09-2006, 09:17 PM   #4
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SOrry to be offtopic , but I used 5w 40 Mobil1 one my last oil change. Is that ok?
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NO

Use 0W40
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      05-09-2006, 09:30 PM   #5
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looks like you got a lot of magnesium in there... wow.

but I guess that makes sense considering that the engine partcially made of it.......
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      05-09-2006, 09:30 PM   #6
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this is the second report we've encountered in E90post that indicates oil change is recommanded before 10,000 miles.

damn im going to get mine done pretty soon.
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      05-09-2006, 09:49 PM   #7
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COOL thx!
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Got it done at 5000 and going to get it done again at 10
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Sorry I meant 0 40w.... But the dealers are handing me 5w30? so which one?

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      05-10-2006, 05:55 AM   #10
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SOrry to be offtopic , but I used 5w 40 Mobil1 one my last oil change. Is that ok?
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SixBanger, you should be fine considering that in the service booklet, it lists Mobil1 5W-40 as one of the approved oils. (The only other approved oil in the service manual is Mobil1 5W-30)
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I'm still on the fence if I will change mine @ 1,500 and send a sample to Blackstone. I may stretch it out to 2000-3000 miles.
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Nice post! Thanks for the info!
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      05-10-2006, 11:59 AM   #13
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I'm still on the fence if I will change mine @ 1,500 and send a sample to Blackstone. I may stretch it out to 2000-3000 miles.
why stretch it?
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Wow, I'm at 10k and haven't changed yet. Guess I better make an appt.
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      05-10-2006, 12:41 PM   #15
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Sorry I meant 0 40w.... But the dealers are handing me 5w30? so which one?

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The "BMW" or Castrol one needed is 5W-30
The Mobil 1 approved one is the 0W-40 one
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this is the second report we've encountered in E90post that indicates oil change is recommanded before 10,000 miles.

damn im going to get mine done pretty soon.
Where does it say that ?
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Wow, I'm at 10k and haven't changed yet. Guess I better make an appt.
Unless you have owned the car for one year or have had the oil change indicator come on in your car you are going to pay through the nose for an oil service at the dealer. I would recommend finding a reputable shop in your area or doing it yourself.
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      05-10-2006, 03:24 PM   #18
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if there was no 4 year maintenance warranty included on new bmw's, how often do you think they would recomend to get oil changes and other things done.
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Based on that test I wonder how BMW can only recommend changing the oil once a year? Clearly the oil needs changing about twice a year. Changing the oil directions in the DIY forum?
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      05-10-2006, 05:15 PM   #20
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i've changed my oil 3 times already..........

Mobil 1 0W40
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i've changed my oil 3 times already..........

Mobil 1 0W40
i plan on doing mine every 6 months or 5,000 miles on my dime.
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I am at 11k miles and haven't gotten one yet. I think I will wait until it hits 15k. I did add two quarts of oil since I got the car though and did not have any problems..
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