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Old 12-10-2012, 06:30 AM
spicytofu spicytofu is offline
Location: D.C./MD
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Mein Auto: 2011 E92
Originally Posted by MP3_E46 View Post
0w oil won't hurt.

3.6 miles commute here so I put 0W30 in it and also spent $23 on an ELM237 to learn how quickly the coolant heats up (coolant temp should be close to engine temp).

IMO use 0W30 if you never track/ drive really hard for long. 0W40 if you'll put the engine under stress and really heat it up.

Once a year before the oil change I put Techron through all our cars. Carbon is more likely to build up in cars that do mainly city mileage; am not sure if that applies more so to short commutes.
Tell me more about the ELM237. do you have to have a laptop in the car or you can view it from your dash/phone/nav?
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