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Old 03-20-2011, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Ed103 View Post
One other thing that worries me, you say you're going to use 0w-40 oil. It's been about six months since I read up on oil viscosity, but that sounds thin. Are you in a really cold climate? Most of the US, especially around this time of year, should be fine with standard weight oil. For all my cars, I used to buy Castrol Syntec European Blend 0w-30. After Katrina, I switched to Pennzoil, so now I use their full synthetic 5w-30. Thought I'd bring that up. And since we don't have dipsticks, make sure to only put in 6.5-6.75 quarts of oil when you fill her back up.

Let us know how it goes.
The 0 versus 5 would give easier starting in cold temperatures.

The 30 weight is actually a lower viscosity than the 40 weight at operating temperature.

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Old 12-05-2011, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by GrantM62 View Post
I don't know if it's that much lower than the non-M Z or not. But it worked on my E39 540.

Of course, I didn't spend much on the floor jack that I have. I think it came from Costco or somewhere. I really need to just suck it up and buy a nice one. I really like the one at Griots Garage, but I'm not sure if I can convince the wife that $400 for a floor jack is a reasonable expense.
x2 @ jeep and z4 combo.... completely ignoring the sedan..... need a 4 door
I like my 2003 Z4 2.5i... but love my smelly old 2002 Wrangler SE, 2013 Dyna Wide Glide 103 and evil 2007 HD Sportster 883/1200 conv!

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