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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 05-03-2009, 06:23 PM
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What motor and oil filter for a 96 318i?

Hey guys,
I was just wondering what type of motor and oil filter does a 1996 BMW 318i take?
I used to take my car to the dealer, but now i want to try another why.What oils, filters, and velocity do guys recommend.

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I go bosch for my oil filters, until Royal Purple comes out with an e36 filter (their filters are niiiiiiice ><)
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I go bosch for my oil filters, until Royal Purple comes out with an e36 filter (their filters are niiiiiiice ><)
I heard MANN was the best !
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That's what I buy from http://www.eeuroparts.com/Main/PartsResults.aspx and use Castrol Syntec 10w-40.
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That's what I buy from http://www.eeuroparts.com/Main/PartsResults.aspx and use Castrol Syntec 10w-40.
Doesn't the 10w40, get a little to thick? How about the 5w30 or 0w40?
I always took my BMW to the dealership or an indy shop for the changes but this time, I want my brother do it because he just learned it at high-school, and has worked on many cars so far, he seems to be pretty good at it, so i want to give him a chance.
Also, do I need synthetic oil for this car? As far as i know , its been running on mineral oil.
Also, I went to a local walmart and looked the FRAM oil filter and it was made in Korea. They used to have MANN ones, but i guess they make their ones, and I've heard they suck .
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