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Old 03-14-2020, 08:24 AM
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10W 60 viscosity

I'm looking into using a heavier synthetic oil for my next N63 oil change. The dealership has a 10W 60 weight, but they don't recommend me using this.
My car goes through about 1 qt every 800-1000 miles using the 10-30w Synthetic BMW Turbo rated oil.
Question: Has anyone had any experience using the heavier oil in their N63 engines? My car has 131,000 miles on it and of course has the obligatory valve stem issue causing the high oil consumption.

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Old 03-14-2020, 10:15 AM
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I wouldn't go as thick as 60 weight. My air cooled Moto Guzzi uses 10w60 synthetic and it runs hot. 60 might possibly slow the oil consumption but would likely also cause damage to other parts of the engine from oil starvation. It's just too thick at operating temperature to flow through some of the tiny oil passageways.
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Old 03-14-2020, 11:26 AM
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BMW's that use 10W-60 need special reinforced oil filter elements. The BMW LL-01 5W-30 is at the higher range of the SAE 30 range. There are several 0W-40 LL-01's out there, too.
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Old 03-16-2020, 07:40 AM
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#1 it takes a lot of Chem to get that oil from 10w to 60w, and 2, 60w is just too thick. I have used 20-50 in the hot summer months though...
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Old 03-16-2020, 05:23 PM
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Thicker oil can raise the pressure, blowing by seals, potentially making oil use worse.
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Old 03-16-2020, 06:07 PM
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Go with the Castrol 0w40. I donít usually recommend any additives but the ATP-205 has had good results at times to restore a bit of the valve stem seals.


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Old 03-17-2020, 06:49 AM
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Let me update... I have not used 20-50 in my GT but have used it in some of my older cars with high mileage. GT get either 0-30, or 10-40 depending on time of year.
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60W oil would tend to cause the overpressure bypass to open up, meaning unfiltered oil getting places.
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