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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 08-03-2006, 07:43 PM
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Exclamation Good Oil?????????????

what do you guys put in your beemas? is penrite oil any good?
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Old 08-03-2006, 07:46 PM
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I use castrol gtx.
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Old 08-03-2006, 08:07 PM
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Old 08-03-2006, 08:17 PM
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thanks 1 reply out of 4 views not bad
just to respond for no reason, Castrol 10W60 Motorsport
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I just assume any brand is just as good. I dont really mind about the brand just that I use 10w30 since my car is almost 100k or maybe i should go 20w50?
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Old 08-04-2006, 07:25 AM
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I use Mobil 1 5W-30 Synthetic
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:15 AM
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I am going to switch to 20w-50 in my next oil change. There is a difference between oils. I read about castrol gtx and it is considered one of the best.
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we have always used mobile1 15/50 in our cars with great success
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Old 08-04-2006, 10:19 AM
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Redline 10/40 (1997 328i 42,000) I did a lot of looking aroung and came to my personal conclusions:

Go full synthetic, no matter what your mileage is.

Redline 10/40 or Mobil 1 0/40 a few buck more, but less than a tank of gas more than other oils

Still gotta change oil and filter, but 5000 to 7500 (or yearly) should still give greate protection

High quality filter
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Has anyone here ever used "AMSOIL"

http://www.amsoil.com/StoreFront/afl.aspx
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Old 08-04-2006, 12:53 PM
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I was under the impression you shouldnt switch over to synthetic unless the car is practically brand new. My 94 325i has 118k is it too late? I will be changing the oil at 119500 miles? What do you think. And if I were to use synthetic I think I would go with royal purple unless you guys think something else is better?
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