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      09-23-2013, 11:00 AM   #1
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Just wondering what oil people are running for 335i.
I currently have 5w30 but am thinking about 0w30. I understand that the difference is cold start thikness etc but uk does not really get cold enough for 0w ...is this correct?

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      09-23-2013, 02:22 PM   #2
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You'll be fine. I've used 0W-40 for years (all year round) without issues.
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I use 5/30 on my 325 Sport, seems to be fine, apart from I need to top it up regularly, I have no oil leaks but I think this is just down to be a straight 6 engine.
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Hi
Thanks for reply.
I am using 5w30 but never had to top up my 335i..so fwr anyway.
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What is your the miles on your car?
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Never topped it yet.
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      09-26-2013, 04:54 PM   #7
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I've done 6k since I got mine and it's not asked for a drop either :\
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you should be fine with 0w 40, 5w 30, 5w 40.
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I use 5/30 on my 325 Sport, seems to be fine, apart from I need to top it up regularly, I have no oil leaks but I think this is just down to be a straight 6 engine.
are you getting through 1 litre per 1000/1200 miles as si am which scared me at first.

any smoke on start up?
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I use 5/30 on my 325 Sport, seems to be fine, apart from I need to top it up regularly, I have no oil leaks but I think this is just down to be a straight 6 engine.
If you are using loads of oil consider swapping to the M grade stuff.

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Hi, yes approx. 1 litre per 1000/1200 miles.

Really would like to take off all the panels below the engine and see if all is ok.
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