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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 02-19-2013, 07:27 PM
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which type of oil

hey guys so I have a 96 bmw 328i and need to do a oil change. I want to switch to synthetic oil but idk which type of oil I should use. please help me out. thanks
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:28 PM
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:31 PM
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I heard castro is also a good choice
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:34 PM
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I heard castro is also a good choice
Then why bother to ask the question?
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:46 PM
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Castro? Like this?



While I'm not a big fan of Castro, I do not recommend putting him in your crankcase.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:09 PM
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I heard castro is also a good choice
I would agree. Whenever I play Tropico I always choose Castro. He is so much fun to play as.
BTW what does this have to do with your oil?
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While I'm not a big fan of Castro, I do not recommend putting him in your crankcase.


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hell no you might as well put a new motor in. 7-11,wolfhead, quaker state, penzoil, i can go on and on about the brands not to use do to high wax/sludge factors.

i use Kendall,mobil one, royal purple, or if on a budget Castrol full synthetic. i am also a avid user of Lucus oils and cleaners.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:02 PM
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hell no you might as well put a new motor in. 7-11,wolfhead, quaker state, penzoil, i can go on and on about the brands not to use do to high wax/sludge factors.

i use Kendall,mobil one, royal purple, or if on a budget Castrol full synthetic. i am also a avid user of Lucus oils and cleaners.
I was joking...

Didn't you see why I posted that link from Bob Is The Oil Guy?
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