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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 12-11-2012, 11:38 AM
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Mrs. Jones hates the cold

I have 20w50 which i didnt think about the cold coming when i changed it 5 days ago i am going to attempt to get 15w20 for her but she idled soooo low like 150rpms died and would not start again i got another car i used and brought her up to temp when i got off work anything else that could help her run better in the cold besides antifreeze

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Old 12-11-2012, 06:19 PM
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:10 AM
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how cold is cold??, I am from another country but it sounds like you are using too heavy weight
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:26 AM
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There is a chart in the hand book: viscosity / air temp. Just follow that.
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being that hes in texas (cant miss it, its a pretty big state) i would say run 15w40 during the winter months. depending on how far north you are, you may want to find 10w40 from the stealership
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