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E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:06 AM
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Oil Change 6,000km or 12 months

Oil change yesterday

Here is the cost:

6.5 Litre of Nulon Euro



Specifications
Meets or exceeds the following oil industry specifications

Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) 5W-30
European Constructors (ACEA) A3/B4
Meets or exceeds the high performance specification of the following vehicle manufacturers:

VW 504.00, 507.00
BMW Long Drain LL-04
Mercedes Benz 229.51
Suitable for use in the following manufacturers

Audi
BMW
Mercedes Benz
Skoda
Volkswagen


$85.00 for 6.5 Litre

OEM Oil Filter $15

all up $100

engine will be happy for another 6000km or 12 months...
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:43 AM
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It is pricey Down Under. Here, it's $74 for 7 quarts of BMW branded synthetic (meets LL-01 instead of LL-04) plus a filter, delivered to your door.

6000 km? I'd be changing my oil every 6 or 7 weeks!
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:25 AM
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For the amount of money you pay for the oil, you'd think you would actually use it for the recommended intervals. Why get LL-04 rated oil if you're going to change it as often as a non-synthetic oil? I get BMW oil + filter together for $55 from my dealer, but even at this price I'm not wasting it at 6000km intervals.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:46 PM
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sorry it's me ... like to keep engine nice and fresh... even with my subaru's I owned previously
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:12 PM
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sorry it's me ... like to keep engine nice and fresh... even with my subaru's I owned previously
Read some of the oil analyses that others have done. If I recall correctly, the oil actually takes a few thousand km to achieve its peak performance.

Excerpt from a study:

"As in the previous study, the results showed that the aged engine oils provide lower friction and much improved wear protection capability. "

http://papers.sae.org/2007-01-4133/

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=692436
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:29 AM
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Maybe 10000 km next time

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Hi SilverX3,

Fully Synth and filter once a year...It gets a squirt on the Motorway on-ramps but that's it...I don't ever thrash it. Do 7,000pa.

Did my diff oil at 38,000m when I bought it...75 w90 fully synth and the air-filters and plugs. Diff oil came out like grunge with a pump.

Don't think I'll do the trans oil myself although already got the pan etc



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