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      09-15-2012, 10:34 AM   #1
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BMW noob with an oil question

Hey guys, I'm sure this has been asked before, I did try searching for the answer and could find one...

My 330i has a little over 80k, what oil should I be using?
0w-30
0w-40
5w-30
10w-30

I've always used Mobil 1 in the past for my other cars (everything from GTI's to Sierra's)

Thanks in advance!

p.s. how many qrts do I need?
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      09-15-2012, 10:39 AM   #2
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there are many different oil threads, enough to drive you crazy, i suggest call your nearest bmw service center and ask them / use the bmw oil and filter from your nearest bmw dealer. my 335xi takes around 6qrts
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I've used both oem at the dealer 5w30 and when I did it myself I would use mobil1 0w40. But always used a filter from the BMW parts counter. I thought these used 6.5qts but id double check.
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I would use mobil1 0w40. But always used a filter from the BMW parts counter.
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I've used Mobil 1 consistently for over 20 years in a wide range of cars/engines, without a single internal mechanical issue in any of them.

Enough evidence for me to continue with this excellent oil...
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Apparently you didn't see the sticky in the maintenance section on this very subject. We never talk about oil on this forum. Thanks for bringing the subject up as a topic of discussion.
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7 qts. Use anything recommended by BMW.

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...ngineOils.aspx
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7 qts. Use anything recommended by BMW.

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...ngineOils.aspx
Yep.

I get the Mobil 0W40 LL01.

A lot of times, Walmart has it. ECS tuning also sells a kit, with filter oil, etc.
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Thanks for the info guys!
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Yep.

I get the Mobil 0W40 LL01.

A lot of times, Walmart has it. ECS tuning also sells a kit, with filter oil, etc.
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100,000km here, redline 5w30 was my choice

*w40 if you want more protection

0w* if you live in a cold climate
10w* if you live in a hot climate
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i've always used mobil 1 synthetic 0w40, great oil wouldn't use anything else. i always use bmw oem filters though. bought a 10 pack for $40 a while back, i still have 5 of them
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