Oil advice and recommendations from oilman @ Opie Oils

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  1. 25 Nov 2010 at 1:16 PM #1
    oilman

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    M3Cutters has invited us to start an "oil recommendations" thread here... so if you would like any oil advice or a recommendation for your car please feel free to ask here and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

    To help us to give the most accurate advice possible we do need some information about your car. e.g.
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    What recommendation are you looking for? Engine, Gearbox, Diff etc.

    Any oil we recommend is available to buy from us (if you would like to) for delivery throughout the UK and many destinations in Europe. We stock oils & lubricants from 9 major oil brands: Amsoil, Castrol, Fuchs, Gulf, Millers, Mobil, Motul, Redline and Silkolene, so we can supply fluids meeting the vast majority of manufacturer and international specifications.

    M3Cutters members get a discount of at least 10% on our usual prices... just choose "M3Cutters" as your club when registering on the Opie Oils web site and enter your forum username.

    Finally, if there are any products we don't stock and you have difficulty getting hold of elsewhere, let us know and we'll see if we can stock them.

    We look forward to being of help!

    Cheers
    Guy, Opie Oils

    You can also contact us by phone on +44 1209 215164
    (All oils recommended are available to buy online at my web site)
     
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  2. 23 Apr 2011 at 12:10 AM #2
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    hello mate just some advice... my mate had an oil change in his M3 and was supposed to use 10w 60 but instead he put in 10w 4o...
    the guy at the place where he got this done said it was fine to use this grade..
    can you explain the 2 types of oil so I can go back to him and tell him

    cheers!
     
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  3. 25 Apr 2011 at 4:20 PM #3
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    What year is his M3?

    Cheers

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  4. 25 Apr 2011 at 8:49 PM #4
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    its a 2003
     
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  5. 26 Apr 2011 at 4:03 PM #5
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    Using a 10w-40 will probably be fine, the only problem is likely to be oil consumption. As the M series engines post 2000 tend to drink oil at a fairly high rate (the reason why they use a 10w-60) it's likely just to get worse with a 10w-40. It wouldn't surprise me if it uses more than a litre per 500 miles.
     
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  6. 26 Apr 2011 at 5:51 PM #6
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    Hi Oilman

    I started a thread titled “Replacement LSD oil” asking for help regarding oil for E46 M3 LSD:http://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/showthread.php?t=31832

    A few other members have shown interest in this question but we have not had a reply. I now suspect that I should have started the thread in this sticky section.

    Can you offer any further feedback regarding a suitable friction modifier as an additive for Castrol Syntrax?
     
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  7. 26 Apr 2011 at 10:02 PM #7
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    Thanks for the advice much appreciated!
     
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    Hello, can you advise me please?

    Make: BMW
    Model: M3 Evolution Coupe
    Year: 1997
    Engine type: 3.2
    Performance modifications: None
    Driving style: Track day project
    What I need: Engine Oil

    Regarding the filters you sell, are these OEM?

    While I'm here, can you advise on engine oil for my other BMW. It is full of BMW oil from the service but I need something to top it up with. Should I get the same or can I use another make for top ups.

    Make: BMW
    Model: 330i M Sport Touring (Petrol)
    Year: 2004
    Engine type: 3.0
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    Driving style: Normal
    What I need: Engine Oil
     
    BullyB, Sep 4, 2011
  9. 5 Sep 2011 at 1:11 PM #9
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    Hi

    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, sans-serif]I would use a top end 5w-40 synthetic in the M3.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, sans-serif]http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-656-5w-40.aspx[/FONT]

    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, sans-serif]Out of those, the best ones are the Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, Millers CFS, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, sans-serif]You need an oil that meets the BMW LL01 or LL04 specifications. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, sans-serif]http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-685-bmw-longlife-01.aspx[/FONT]
    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, sans-serif]http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-686-bmw-longlife-04.aspx[/FONT]

    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, sans-serif]The oils are all good oils as they need to be to meet the BMW specifications, so take your pick based on any price/brand preference you have. Go for a 5w-40 if it burns a lot of oil.[/FONT]

    Cheers

    Tim
     
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  10. 5 Sep 2011 at 2:16 PM #10
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    Great, thanks. I was thinking Fuchs will be good for the track days.
     
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  11. 5 Sep 2011 at 3:56 PM #11
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    Yes, it's ideal
     
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    Hi oilman. could you please answer post 6 in this thread about diff oil. many thanks.

    andy
     
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  13. 5 Sep 2011 at 6:15 PM #13
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    Hi, I have a e36 m3 evo 1998.
    I am thinking of getting BMW to do an oil change.
    Can you tell me what oil BMW put into the e36 m3 evo.


    Car is never tracked and not driven that hard on the road
    And what would you recommend?
     
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  14. 5 Sep 2011 at 6:48 PM #14
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    Hi Andy

    Have a look at this thread, the Redline Friction Modifier is ideal.

    Cheers

    Tim
     
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  15. 5 Sep 2011 at 6:51 PM #15
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    BMW would probably put in Castrol SLX 0w-30, it's what they tend to put in everything.

    I would use a 5w-40 ester synthetic, they keep the Vanos quiet and give the best protection.

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

    Out of those, the ester ones are the Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, Millers CFS, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition.

    Cheers

    Tim
     
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    Hi Opie,

    Oil change coming up and this is my 1st M3.
    E46
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    Vert
    No engine mods
    Road use only
    57000mls
    Looking for the right oils and volumes for:
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    Also looking for the right brake fluid if you do this too?

    regards,
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  17. 26 Sep 2011 at 9:05 AM #17
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    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, sans-serif]Hi [/FONT]​

    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, sans-serif]This is the recommended engine oil[/FONT]

    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, sans-serif]http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-715-castrol-edge-10w-60-for-special-bmw-m-series-engines.aspx[/FONT]

    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, sans-serif]The gearbox takes just under two litres of either the Fuchs Sintofluid 75w-80 or the Redline MTL.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, sans-serif]http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-981-fuchs-titan-sintofluid-sae-75w-80-synthetic-manual-transmission-fluid.aspx[/FONT]
    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, sans-serif]http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-1019-redline-synthetic-manual-transmission-lubricant-70w-80-gl4.aspx[/FONT]

    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, sans-serif]The diff takes approximately 1.7L of the Castrol Syntrax Limited Slip[/FONT]​

    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, sans-serif]http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-736-castrol-syntrax-limited-slip-75w-140-formerly-saf-xj-75w-140.aspx[/FONT]

    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, sans-serif]With the brake fluid, I'd say the top choices are the Motul RBF600, Millers 300Plus, Fuchs Pro Race and either of the Gulf RFs. Castrol React and Motul 5.1 are good, cheaper choices.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, sans-serif]http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-450-brake-clutch-fluid.aspx[/FONT]

    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, sans-serif]Cheers[/FONT]

    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, sans-serif]Tim[/FONT]
     
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    Anyone in the need for any oil advice or recommendations?

    We've now got our End Of Season Sale running, so it's a good time to pay us a visit!

    cheers

    oilman
     
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  19. 2 Nov 2012 at 8:43 PM #19
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    Hi, would you say the Millers cfs 10/60 is a good oil for an '03 m3 ? It's just that I use their oil in my tuned VW bus and mk1 escort mexico (and they're British).

    Cheers :thumbsup:
     
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    Hi

    Yes, it would be fine and it's a very good oil.

    Cheers

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