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Old 22nd March 2013, 03:36 PM   #41
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The Castrol is a good oil, but the Millers CFS, Fuchs Pro S and Gulf Competition are probably a step ahead. The Millers CFS NT is looking like it could be the best thing on the market at the moment as it can give a small power increase

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-662-10w-60.aspx
http://www.millersoils.co.uk/nanodrive.asp

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Thanks for the swift reply Tim, so these are the oils you recommend ? Do they all meet the BMW specification?

Thanks again
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Old 22nd March 2013, 03:56 PM   #42
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No, they aren't BMW approved. If you want the approval, go for the Castrol. Approvals don't make an oil the best for a car, they just mean that it's a suitable choice.

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Old 5th May 2013, 10:08 AM   #43
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Hi,Do I have to use Castrol 10-60 to meet BMW standards as I'm still under warranty. E92 61 plate


If so could you give me a price, cheers.
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Old 5th May 2013, 01:19 PM   #44
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Yes, here you go

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-715-cast...-m-series.aspx

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Old 5th May 2013, 06:28 PM   #45
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Old 6th May 2013, 10:24 AM   #46
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Old 7th May 2013, 06:40 PM   #47
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Oilman,

I recently purchased diff oil & redline friction modifier from you for change on my 2004 E46 M3 and need some advice on how much of the modifier to use please.

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Old 8th May 2013, 03:03 PM   #48
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Is your diff noisy?

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Old 5th December 2013, 12:35 PM   #49
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Hi,

Until midnight Sunday we have a 20% SALE on our website with voucher code SALE20

If you need any oil advice then we are here to help! You can contact us here, alternatively give us a call on 01209 202944 Monday - Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm or send us an email to [email protected]

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Old 5th December 2013, 07:54 PM   #50
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Hi,new to the site - what's the best engine oil for e46 m3, 96k miles, mapped, smg coupé please?
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Old 6th December 2013, 09:18 AM   #51
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Hi

This is the approved oil

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-715-cast...-m-series.aspx

As your car is out of warranty, I'd definitely consider the Fuchs Pro S, Gulf Competition, Red Line, Millers CFS and Millers Nanodrive. Some are better value, but they are also ester based synthetics, making them some of the top oils on the market. The Nanodrive also has the advantage of a potential power gain.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-662-10w-60.aspx
http://www.millersoils.co.uk/nanodrive.asp
http://www.fastcar.co.uk/2012/08/28/...anodrive-test/

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Old 8th January 2014, 10:24 AM   #52
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Hi there ,

Hopefully you can steer me in the right direction on the following fluids

All for a 2006 e60 M5 v10

Engine oil

Gearbox oil

LSD oil

Thanks in advance- car is independent maintained so Iam open to suggestion on options but if the castrol BMW recommended stuff is perfectly good then that's fine
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Old 8th January 2014, 11:01 AM   #53
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Hi

The BMW approved option for the engine is the Castrol Edge 10w-60, but the Fuchs Pro S, Millers CFS/CFS NT, Red Line and Gulf Competition are probably the best oils. It takes 9.3L.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-662-10w-60.aspx

You want this for the gearbox and it needs 2.75L.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-981-fuch...ion-fluid.aspx

Any of these in a 75w-140 is fine for the diff.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-970-limited-slip-diff.aspx

It takes 1.1L.

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The BMW approved option for the engine is the Castrol Edge 10w-60, but the Fuchs Pro S, Millers CFS/CFS NT, Red Line and Gulf Competition are probably the best oils. It takes 9.3L.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-662-10w-60.aspx

You want this for the gearbox and it needs 2.75L.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-981-fuch...ion-fluid.aspx

Any of these in a 75w-140 is fine for the diff.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-970-limited-slip-diff.aspx

It takes 1.1L.

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Placed my order there now mate

Thanks very much
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Old 14th January 2014, 09:13 AM   #55
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Old 30th January 2014, 12:33 PM   #56
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Hi,

Don't forget we have a 20% CLEARANCE on our website with voucher code WAREHOUSE

If you need any oil advice then we are here to help! You can contact us here, alternatively give us a call on 01209 202944 Monday - Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm or send us an email to [email protected]

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Old 20th February 2014, 10:23 PM   #57
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Which engine oil ? Castrol ? Mobil 1?
Which brake fluid ?
Which coolant ?
Which gearbox oil ?
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Old 21st February 2014, 09:05 AM   #58
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I would use a 5w-40 synthetic as the best option if the engine is in good condition.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-656-5w-40.aspx

Out of those, the best ones are the Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, Millers CFS NT/CFS, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition. The Motul 8100 X-Cess, Millers XFS, Shell Helix, Fuchs Supersyn and Mobil Super 3000 are good, cheaper alternatives.

As a budget choice, a 10w-40 will be fine and I would either go for the Fuchs Syn MC, Shell Helix, Millers Trident, Castrol Magnatec, Mobil Super 2000 or Motul 6100

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-657-10w-40.aspx

You need an MTF for the gearbox and I would go with the Red Line MTL, Amsoil MTF or Fuchs Sintofluid. The Millers EP/TRX 75w-80, Gulf Gear TX and Motul Motylgear are good cheaper alternatives.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-670-75w-80-75w-85-mtfs.aspx

The best fluids for the brakes and clutch are the Castrol SRF, Motul RBF660 and Gulf RF1000. The Motul RBF600, Gulf RF800, Millers 300 Plus and Fuchs Pro Race are close to those, but don't have quite as high boiling points. Those are overkill if it just gets used on the road though. The next step down (in performance terms), but still an upgrade over standard are the Gulf Racing 5.1, Motul DOT 5.1 and Castrol React Performance. Any of the other DOT4 fluids we have are fine to use as a standard choice.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-450-brak...tch-fluid.aspx

The best coolants are the Motul Inugel Optimal or Fuchs Pro Cool, but the Fuchs ESK, Millers Alpine, Castrol Radicool and Gulf are all fine as cheaper alternatives.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-458-coolant-antifreeze.aspx

Cheers

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I went on Castrol website and they also recommended to choose Castrol Edge 5W-40. Is this as good as the choices you mentioned wrt 5W-40 ? Is it better oil ?

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Old 24th February 2014, 10:15 AM   #60
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The Castrol Edge is fine. It's not as good as the best ones I mentioned and not as well priced as the cheaper options.

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