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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 09-29-2012, 05:57 AM
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Mein Auto: 1986 BMW E30 318i
Oil for 1986 E30 318i?

I have no knowledge of oil so is there anything i should look for? Is it really important to get the right oil too? I was planning to go get the oil changed maybe, or something like that, but i have to get a new hood strut so i dont have to hold the damn hood up for them, cause that would be really inconvenient.

PS i live in New Zealand
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:47 AM
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Mein Auto: 1995 318is / 1993 325is
This was just discussed in this thread:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=648158

Cliff's Notes version: match the oil viscosity range to the temperature range in which the car will be operated. There's a chart in your owner's manual that has that info, or the same chart within that thread.
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