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well as you all read, i do own a 95 BMW 325i i am farely new to my CAR


i have a couple questions i know i should of browsed but please help me !!!

What type of Power Steering Fluid Should i Use?
i was thinking maybe 1) Redline D4 ATF Auto/Manual/transaxle Fluid.
2) Castrol Imported Type of Fluid.
3) Pentosin 11s

Another Question Would be umm.
Motor OIL ! i have 219xxx Miles on my car eny recommended OIL that i should use?
and how long until u guys think my motor will SIEZE ???
 

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well as you all read, i do own a 95 BMW 325i i am farely new to my CAR

i have a couple questions i know i should of browsed but please help me !!!

What type of Power Steering Fluid Should i Use?
i was thinking maybe 1) Redline D4 ATF Auto/Manual/transaxle Fluid.
2) Castrol Imported Type of Fluid.
3) Pentosin 11s

Another Question Would be umm.
Motor OIL ! i have 219xxx Miles on my car eny recommended OIL that i should use?
and how long until u guys think my motor will SIEZE ???
A simple search would have yielded both answers to your questions.

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hookersandblow
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i wasent hopeing for this kind of answer i need something specific please dont be rude & help me :(
Dude, it took me less than five minutes..

Use what's recommended in your manual, and for oil, it's up to you. Any full synthetic is generally approved.
 

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The Canadian Prick.
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Wrong Franklyn. Our power steering pumps take ATF, NOT power steering fluid...
 

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The Canadian Prick.
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10 W40 full synthetic.
 

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Refer to your owners manual. It has all sorts of basic info that will help you out with things like this. The oil weight you use will vary depending on the season. I use Mobil 1 0W-40.

 

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well as you all read, i do own a 95 BMW 325i i am farely new to my CAR

i have a couple questions i know i should of browsed but please help me !!!

What type of Power Steering Fluid Should i Use?
i was thinking maybe 1) Redline D4 ATF Auto/Manual/transaxle Fluid.
2) Castrol Imported Type of Fluid.
3) Pentosin 11s

Another Question Would be umm.
Motor OIL ! i have 219xxx Miles on my car eny recommended OIL that i should use?
and how long until u guys think my motor will SIEZE ???
I haven't seen a better example of "please search before you post" in a while. Good job!

Wrong Franklyn. Our power steering pumps take ATF, NOT power steering fluid...
C'mon I haven't owned an E36 (present 'vert excluded) in a year and even I remember that!

so you think i shouldnt use a 10w30?
instead u think i should use is a 5w30
for my engine that has 220,xxxx
It depends on your climate. Turlock, CA, huh? Crazy hot in the daytime, cold at night.
10w-40 (fully synthetic) should work well enough. Don't drive like you stole it so much and the engine will last you another 50k+!

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I read somewhere that if your car has high mileage and you use regular motor oil it is a bad idea to switch to full synthetic. Actually I believe I read that in the oil sticky. If your using regular motor oil I wouldn't suggest switching to synthetic on such a high mileage car as yours.
 
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