Oil advice and recommendations from oilman @ Opie Oils

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  1. 1 Apr 2019 at 1:08 PM #301
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    Hey guys,

    What diff oil would you recommend for my F80 M3. Looking to change it before I go to the Ring in May. Car is a weekend car and does occasional trackdays.

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  2. 1 Apr 2019 at 3:54 PM #302
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    Hi

    Does it have the standard diff or the motorsport one?

    Cheers

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  3. 2 Apr 2019 at 9:55 AM #303
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    Hi Tim,

    It’s the standard diff. It’s an active plated diff in M3/4’s.
     
  4. 2 Apr 2019 at 11:38 AM #304
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    Hi

    The problem is that I don't know exactly what's needed for it. The motorsport one just needs the same as the earlier M3 diffs, so I was hoping you'd say that, but I only have a part number for the standard diff oil. Unfortunately, it leaves me a bit stuck. I will try to look into it a bit more, but so far can't find anything clear.

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  5. 8 Apr 2019 at 10:14 PM #305
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    I want to drop the oil and filter once a year regardless by my local indy and in between keep up the FBMWSH.

    Its an E92 M3 Comp Pack. 45k on the clock. (Fast road use, no track)

    1) So what oil for topping up (need this pretty soon)

    2) What oil for my indy interim oil service please?

    Many thanks.
     
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    Shall I give you a call?
     
  7. 12 Apr 2019 at 5:04 PM #307
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    Hi Technics,

    Sorry for the late reply, had to reset the passwords again to get in. Have you got the oil sorted?

    Cheers,

    Guy
     
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    No still need to arrange this please....

    Thanks.
     
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    Am I correct that a Mini Cooper S F56 shares the same oil requirements as an N55 equipped BMW (M2)?

    Generally been using Shell oils

    Looking at getting an Indy to change the oil but not reset service light on the Mini and M2.
     
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    Hi,

    This is a weekend car so I will await your response for now as not desperate but would rather buy sooner rather than later. Ready when you are.

    Thanks,
     
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    Really sorry about the delay, no idea why we aren't getting notifications.

    Here is our selection of suitable oils.

    https://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
     
  12. 23 Apr 2019 at 5:28 PM #312
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    Hi

    Is the M2 a Competition or not? What year is the M2?

    Cheers

    Tim



    Also, if you don't hear from us, we're not ignoring you, we just don't know you've replied. You're welcome to call on 01209 202944 or email on [email protected]
     
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    I was looking at BMW LL04 oils on your site.

    On the previous page you recommended Fuchs Titan Race Pro C3, for an Fx M3/M4 however this doesn't come up as an LL04 oil on your site ?

    Also why doesn't the Fuchs Titan Race Pro S meet or exceed the LL04 specs as I thought ester based oils were meant to be the best of the best ?
     
  14. 10 Jun 2019 at 7:15 AM #314
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    BMW E46 325CI 2001 5 SPEED MANUAL - NORMAL DRIVING - WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR THE REAR DIFF?
     
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    75w-140, Castrol Syntrax Limited Slip 75w-140 is the one most go for.

    Cheers,

    Guy
     
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    Hi @oilman, I need an oil service kit, air filter and pollen filter for my BMW E91

    Make: BMW
    Model: E91 320d
    Year: 2010
    Engine type: diesel
    Performance modifications: none
    Driving style: track...erm I mean motorway officer.

    Just after the best oil recommendation really - it’s done 122k. :beer:
     
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    For 2019+ M4 comps, recommended oil is 0W20, can I run 0W30 or 5W30 instead or will that cause warranty issues? Looking to stock up on some oil as I'll be doing oil changes inbetween services.
     
  18. 9 Dec 2019 at 9:41 AM #318
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    Hi

    Basically, with all the newer M-cars, the owners tell me they all need different things. Some need LL14, which is a 0w-20

    https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-3215-bmw-longlife-14-fe-engine-oil.aspx

    Others say LL04, but some of those say it must be a 0w-30, others say it must be 5w-30.

    https://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-686-bmw-longlife-04-engine-oil.aspx

    One of them just said 0w-30 ACEA A3/B3, no mention of BMW specs at all.

    I would check your handbook. If it says it must use LL14, then you can't use a 0w-30 or 5w-30 as it won't meet the specification. If it says LL04, you can use an oil that meets LL04 or LL14, although with LL14, you might find that it will burn a drop.

    Cheers

    Tim
     
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    Manual says LL04 or L12FE in the following viscosity

    0w30
    0w40
    5w30
    5w40

    For overall protection and drive-ability in London I was thinking 5w30 is the way to go for RIS and onwards.

    What do you think and which oil, preference would be Shell Helix Ultra or similar.

    Thanks
     
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    I've been looking at this, same car. I think Castrol Edge 5-30 M is the recommended Castrol oil.

    https://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-197425-castrol-edge-5w-30-m-fst-fully-synthetic-car-engine-oil.aspx

    I'd be interested to see other oil recommendations for the S55 engine. The S54 specified Castrol only so I think it's a safe bet.
     

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