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JSTBMN 04-04-2007 02:31 PM

OIL Change
 
My daughter just bought an 03 MINI not an "S". What oil is recommended synthetic or conventional. What is everybody running?? THANK YOU


Gary

javelina1 04-04-2007 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by JSTBMN (Post 2283111)
My daughter just bought an 03 MINI not an "S". What oil is recommended synthetic or conventional. What is everybody running?? THANK YOU


Gary

I have an 06 MCS. Just changed the oil myself @ 1,494 miles. (to get the break-in crap out). They use full synthetic, just like what you should put in the BMW's. This time around, I used German made Castrol, 0W-30. Watch out for some of the US made Castrol. Not all brands are Full synthetic, but rather blends or dino "cracked".

5W--30 is what's called out for them. I heard folks use Mobil 1, Redline, Castrol (full synthetic). Use the 5W-30 of those brands, and you'll be fine. More info here:

http://www.northamericanmotoring.com...ead.php?t=4928
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/


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