Oil advice and recommendations from oilman @ Opie Oils

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  1. 22 Mar 2013 at 3:36 PM #41
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    Thanks for the swift reply Tim, so these are the oils you recommend ? Do they all meet the BMW specification?

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  2. 22 Mar 2013 at 3:56 PM #42
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    Hi

    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.

    Cheers

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  3. 5 May 2013 at 11:08 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.
     
  4. 5 May 2013 at 2:19 PM #44
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  5. 5 May 2013 at 7:28 PM #45
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  6. 6 May 2013 at 11:24 AM #46
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  7. 7 May 2013 at 7:40 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.

    Many thanks
     
  8. 8 May 2013 at 4:03 PM #48
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    Is your diff noisy?

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  9. 5 Dec 2013 at 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]

    Cheers

    Oilman
     
  10. 5 Dec 2013 at 7:54 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?
     
  11. 6 Dec 2013 at 9:18 AM #51
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    Hi

    This is the approved oil

    http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-715-castrol-edge-10w-60-fst-for-bmw-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/millers-nanodrive-test/

    Cheers

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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
     
  13. 8 Jan 2014 at 11:01 AM #53
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  14. 13 Jan 2014 at 11:25 PM #54
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    Placed my order there now mate

    Thanks very much
     
  15. 14 Jan 2014 at 9:13 AM #55
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  16. 30 Jan 2014 at 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]

    Cheers

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  17. 20 Feb 2014 at 10:23 PM #57
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    Which engine oil ? Castrol ? Mobil 1?
    Which brake fluid ?
    Which coolant ?
    Which gearbox oil ?
     
  18. 21 Feb 2014 at 9:05 AM #58
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    Hi

    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-brake-fluid-clutch-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

    Tim
     
  19. 23 Feb 2014 at 7:23 PM #59
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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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  20. 24 Feb 2014 at 10:15 AM #60
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    Hi

    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.

    Cheers

    Tim
     

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