Oil advice and recommendations from oilman @ Opie Oils

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  1. 22 May 2017 at 1:02 PM #281
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  2. 21 Jan 2018 at 10:15 PM #282
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    Hi,

    Is miller’s CRX 75w-90 NT+ suitable for the E92 6MT that will see track time?
    Likewise CRX LS 75w-140 NT+ for the diff?
     
  3. 23 Apr 2018 at 3:24 PM #283
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    Which oil do you recommend for late 2017 M3 CP?

    I take it you measure the oil level when warm - what about topping up, when engine cold?

    Also what oil for one series 118d on 65 plate?

    Thanks
     
  4. 23 Apr 2018 at 3:36 PM #284
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    Hi

    You need a BMW LL04 oil for both cars.

    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's best to check level and top up when warm.

    Cheers

    Tim
     
  5. 23 Apr 2018 at 6:47 PM #285
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    Thanks Tim

    Lots of choice but is the 5w - 30s fully synthetic the normal recommended one?
    If topping up only would you stick to the same viscosity?
    Which would you say is the best oil?
    What’s the difference between 30s and 40s?
     
  6. 24 Apr 2018 at 8:55 AM #286
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    Hi

    0w-30 and 5w-30 tend to be what BMW dealerships use.

    You can top up with any, it doesn't need to be the same brand or grade.

    I would say the Red Line Euro Series or Fuchs Titan Race Pro C3 are the best oils as they are proper performance oils, but suitable for modern, low emissions engines.

    A 40 is the next step thicker than 30, when hot.

    Cheers

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  7. 2 May 2018 at 6:01 PM #287
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  8. 4 May 2018 at 9:14 AM #288
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    Hi Tim

    I was looking at the different oils and some mention that you do not mix with different oils when topping up but change all the oil to the same brand?

    Also what is the difference between 0-30 & 5-30w?

    Thanks
     
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    What oil would you recommend for an F80 M3? I tend to use 5w30 and was inclined to go for Millers nanodrive, but there are so many different types listed on your website that I got slightly confused.
     
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    Hi

    Really sorry for not replying to the thread, for some reason we haven't been getting forum notifications.

    If you need any oil advice, give us a shout, the notifications should be working again now.

    Cheers

    Tim
     
  11. 1 Nov 2018 at 10:30 PM #291
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    Hi would you be able to answer above query?
     
  12. 2 Nov 2018 at 9:21 AM #292
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    All engine oils mix without issue (except castor) so no problem if you need to top up with a different brand. As BMW's are manufacturer spec driven when it comes to oil, quality should be similar between reputable brands, eliminating the downside of topping up a good quality oil with a poor one or visa versa.

    Other than the specs the oil may meet the main difference between 0w-30 and 5w-30 is the cold crank viscosity, the 0w will flow better from cold than a 5w. When up to temp, they are the same viscosity both being SAE30.

    Cheers,

    Guy
     
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    Any chance of letting me/us know if there’s going to be a bigger Black Friday discount than the current 15%?
     
  14. 23 Nov 2018 at 8:49 AM #294
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    Hi

    The 15% off has ended, but there might be a deal on specific products later on today. Keep an eye on the website.

    Cheers

    Tim
     
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    Hi Tim,
    May I ask is there a blackfriday code for the site?

    Also would postage be free to NI, no oil, just 6 spark plugs.
     
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    hi i have a BMW e46 m3 smg coupe i only do about 1500 miles a year so i change my engine oil and diff oil and all filters every year with castrol 10 /60 and proper diff oil with oem filters is this OK or am i wasting money as i have another car i use dally
     
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    I can answer that.

    Replacing diff oil everyear is over kill and completely uneecessary.

    I do about 2k mikes a year and Change the engine oil With new oil filter and that’s it. That’s a bit overkill too but it spends 4 months in storage at a times and I like to drop the oil, and give it fresh oil before it’s turned over for the first time.
     
  18. 24 Nov 2018 at 10:20 PM #298
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    thanks for your help no moor diff change as my m3 is my pride and joy just had the whole under side powder coated and new under neath plastic covers brand new wheel arch liners back and front genuine CSL carbon roof put on and oem wheels front bumper boot lid and rear bumper i am ocd with my m3 never bean out in rain that's why i only do about 1500 miles just had the inside trimmed out in new Bentley dark read leather that is why is is over serviced soi have a full service every year so i will leave the diff oil now thanks for you advice
     
  19. 25 Nov 2018 at 11:28 AM #299
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    Got another question for you Tim, what is the difference between the shell helix ultra 5w40 and the 10w60 ultra racing, bar the obvious difference in oil grade.

    I’ve been using the 5w40 for a few years on my s50b32, with regular changes every couple of k. I see the 10w60 is M certified, is this simply because it’s what they are using now at dealers or is there different additives in the 10w60 not present in the 5w40
     
  20. 26 Nov 2018 at 8:51 AM #300
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    Hi

    No, there wasn't a Black Friday code for everything, there were a few products on offer (not spark plugs).

    Sorry, but we don't offer any free shipping to NI.

    You're right about the oil changes, no need to do the diff annually, but sensible to change the engine oil every year.

    I don't think there is a lot of difference other than the viscosity in the Shell 5w-40 and 10w-60, they both cover the BMW and Ferrari approvals and similar API and ACEA specs.

    Cheers

    Tim
     

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