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troymerritt
09-28-2005, 08:39 PM
Hello everyone. I need to buy 10W 60 motor oil for my M3. Any suggestions. They are rapeing people at the dealership. I can't seem to find it anywere. Does it have to be motorsport Castrol or can it be any synthetic 10 W 60 oil. Please let me know. Thanks, Troy :thumbup:

Bruce
09-29-2005, 05:31 AM
Dealer only item. Might try mail order.

trentmw
09-29-2005, 01:12 PM
Bav Auto has it also but Dealer was cheaper

Pinecone
09-29-2005, 02:11 PM
Many dealers give BMW CCA discount. My dealers discount from TRUE MSRP which is $8.95 per liter. And give 15% off from that.

WILLIA///M
09-29-2005, 03:30 PM
Turner Motorsport (http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=07510009420)

HUMMM 3
09-29-2005, 09:57 PM
Hello everyone. I need to buy 10W 60 motor oil for my M3. Any suggestions. They are rapeing people at the dealership. I can't seem to find it anywere. Does it have to be motorsport Castrol or can it be any synthetic 10 W 60 oil. Please let me know. Thanks, Troy :thumbup:

If you're in Germany as your sig suggests, U.S. sources won't do you much good due to the cost of delivery. But if you are in the U.S. the best bet is a BMW CCA membership and a dealer who offers a club discount. Bav Auto makes sense if you can beat the dealer's price even with the freight costs. At this point Castrol seems to be the only manufacturer offering a 10W-60 synthetic.

WAM
10-02-2005, 01:28 PM
If you are in Germany, Shell makes a 10W-60. I am not sure if it is going to be any cheaper, since Ferrari uses it as an OEM oil, hence it may be marked up.

UK folks get ripped of on everything, 1 liter of oil at the BMW dealer costs #10 ($17.65).

nilM3
10-02-2005, 03:49 PM
i have 6,500 KM on the 2005 M3 and did the 1200 mile service. the oil level light went on briefly so, I checked the oil and it was a minimum.....is it common for this engine to burn oil ? and how often are you putting oil ?

ramyar
10-03-2005, 12:01 AM
I don't know how true this is, but I was told by my dealer's service center that it doesn't burn - it evaporates. I asked a friend of my family's who has a service center specializing in European cars and he confirmed this. I'm still not convinced since I figure the only way the oil's gonna get out is if it burns. Regardless, I am no expert.

Pinecone
10-03-2005, 05:31 AM
BMW standard for oil use is no tmore than 1 liter per 1000 miles. Yes, these engines can use oil. A lot depends on how proper the break in was.

As for the Shell 10W-60, the ONLY oil that BMW authorizes for S54 motors is Castrol YWS or RS 10W-60. Any other oil may void the warranty on the engine. Not a reasonable cost savings.