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The Edge 10w-60 has been discontinued and is now sold as the Supercar, so it is the same oil.

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Can you please advise what type and how much oil is required for a 2016 335d please?

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Hi Scott

You need an oil that meets the BMW LL04 specification.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-686-bmw-longlife-04.aspx

Those oils are all good options as they need to be to meet the BMW specification, so take your pick based on any price/brand preference you have, although if it burns at lot of oil, go for one of the 5w-40s.

It takes 6.5L.

Cheers

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Hi Scott

You need an oil that meets the BMW LL04 specification.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-686-bmw-longlife-04.aspx

Those oils are all good options as they need to be to meet the BMW specification, so take your pick based on any price/brand preference you have, although if it burns at lot of oil, go for one of the 5w-40s.

It takes 6.5L.

Cheers

Tim

Thanks Tim. I've just placed an order for this and some 10w-60 for my M3.

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What is recommended grade for E92 M3 thought it was 10w 60 but looks like BMW may be using different oil now? Have they moved or am I just reading about the M3 Turbo engines.

Just bought car & on service plan so cannot see grade used in last change. I just wanted litre for the boot incase of top ups.

Also are BMW still using Castrol or have they moved to there own brand?
 

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10w-60 is still the BMW specified grade for that, but there are people that think it is incorrect. BMW are now using Shell, but I think they might be using the own brand oil in the dealerships. The turbo ones use the thinner BMW longlife oils.

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

The Gulf Competition, Fuchs Pro S, Red Line and Millers are probably the best oils. The Fuchs Supersyn, Mobil, Shell, Castrol, Motul and Gulf Racing are the more basic choices, but still good oils.

Cheers

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10w-60 is still the BMW specified grade for that, but there are people that think it is incorrect. BMW are now using Shell, but I think they might be using the own brand oil in the dealerships. The turbo ones use the thinner BMW longlife oils.

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

The Gulf Competition, Fuchs Pro S, Red Line and Millers are probably the best oils. The Fuchs Supersyn, Mobil, Shell, Castrol, Motul and Gulf Racing are the more basic choices, but still good oils.

Cheers

Tim

Out of the full synth premium options which would be your preference if it was your car - used Gulf Competition, Fuch Pro S and Milller in other cars, but not in the M3?
 

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I would use one of those three, no preference between them, they are all top end oils.

Cheers

Tim

Excellent, thanks - I'll probably go for the Gulf as it is the cheapest of the 3 if I recall correctly!
 

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I am after engine oil, gearbox oil and diff oil for the following.

Make: BMW
Model: E46 M3
Year:2003 with 96k miles
Engine type: s54 & SMG
Performance modifications: None
Driving style: fast road/track
Any other information that may be relevant: Car is a stock engine used mainly for Europe drives and track days.
What recommendation are you looking for: Engine oil, Diff oil & gearbox oil.

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I would use a 10w-60 in the engine.

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

The Gulf Competition, Fuchs Pro S, Red Line and Millers are probably the best oils. The Fuchs Supersyn, Mobil, Shell, Castrol, Motul and Gulf Racing are the more basic choices, but still good oils.

You need a 75w-80 for the gearbox and the best proven options are the Red Line MTL or Fuchs Sintofluid. The Millers TRX 75w-80, Castrol Syntrans V-FE, Gulf Syngear FE and Motul Motylgear are good alternatives.

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

Your diff takes a 75w-140 LSD oil and the Castrol Syntrax Limited Slip, Gulf Gear LS, Red Line 75w-140 GL5, Fuchs Sintopoid LS, Motul Gear Competition and Millers CRX NT LS are good options.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-674-75w-140-gear-oils.aspx

You'll also need about half a bottle of this to go in the diff.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-6320-re...tial-friction-modifier-break-in-additive.aspx

Cheers

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looking to change brake pipes etc on 2004 M3 manual so looking for price on brake fluid - normal use for car is road but the odd track day.

i believe i will need 2 ltrs to fully fill system and bleed off. Is this correct?

what do you recommend?
 

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Hi Tim

I'm getting a slight grinding noise from my diff on full lock at slow speeds. I currently have Liqui Moly oil with no friction modifier in it.

I recently bought some Millers CRX LS 75w-140 NT from Opie Oils that I'm going to put in. The description says that this oil has friction modifiers in it. Do you think this will be enough to eliminate the grinding without getting a bottle of friction modifier? Should I just try it on it's own first and add some more friction modifier if it's not eliminated?

Also, I'm going to do a power steering fluid flush. What fluid would you recommend?

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looking to change brake pipes etc on 2004 M3 manual so looking for price on brake fluid - normal use for car is road but the odd track day.

i believe i will need 2 ltrs to fully fill system and bleed off. Is this correct?

what do you recommend?

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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. In reality, they are overkill for road use though. The next step down (in performance terms), but still an upgrade over standard are the Motul DOT 5.1, Millers 5.1, Pentosin Super DOT 4/Super DOT 4 Plus 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-brake-fluid-clutch-fluid.aspx

Cheers

Tim
 

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