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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 03-23-2010, 04:52 PM
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min oil level---topping off

I got the "oil level at minimum" warning on I drive the past 2 days. I still have 2200 miles until my change is due. I looked in the manual and it says to add synthetic 5w 30 oil with a "API SH or higher" rating...

I bought a quart of Mobil 1 5W-30 synthetic. What's confusing is the "API" thing in the manual...on the Mobil bottle it says "ILSAC GF-4 ACEA A1/B1, A5/B5 API SM, SL/CF" Is this "higher" than API SH?

What does that mean? If I put a half a quart of this in my engine to get me until my next change, could this cause a problem? I can't imagine it would be, but I don't want to ruin my engine in doing so...

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Old 03-23-2010, 05:20 PM
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You are fine - the SH rating is a minimum level - check out this link:

http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/...ead_of_SG.aspx
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:45 AM
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For future ref the GERMAN Castrol 5w-30 is hard to find on the shelves so if you need oil in a pinch you should use Mobile 1 0w-40. They are tested to be about the same weight. Since you are just topping off it's no problem.
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Old 03-24-2010, 03:15 PM
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More info here:

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...ngineOils.aspx
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:38 PM
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gregE, i grew up in bethlehem and am currently in business over in the lehigh valley. we should hook up sometime
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:59 AM
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gregE, i grew up in bethlehem and am currently in business over in the lehigh valley. we should hook up sometime
Nice, I grew up on LI, moved here 11 years ago. I live near Wegman's.
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