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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 07-26-2006, 08:25 PM
jdm93EJ1 jdm93EJ1 is offline
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stupid question about oil

alright so im new here first time posting and I just purchsed a 1992 BMW 325i sedan all stock and I am also new into Europeans owned a Honda all my life haha well its about time for a oil change and my question is what grade and type of oil do u all recommend it has about 140XXX any help is appreciated thx

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Old 07-26-2006, 10:42 PM
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Mein Auto: 97 328i sport pkg
regular oil....no need for synthetic unless it has been running it already. Do you have a owners manual? it will tell you what to use.
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Old 08-04-2006, 01:32 PM
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nah it never came with a manual bought it used...thanks tho

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Old 08-04-2006, 01:57 PM
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I would use either 10w 40 or 20w 50.
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Old 08-05-2006, 04:38 AM
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I'd say 10w-50 in the summer and 10w-40 in the winter.
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