Oil advice and recommendations from oilman @ Opie Oils

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  1. 21 May 2014 at 7:16 PM #81
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    Whats the best gearbox oil(s)? to use for a Manual 2004 E46 M3 and how much is needed ?

    I'm sure I read about mixing 2 oils to get the best from it, but can't find the info now.
     
  2. 22 May 2014 at 10:17 AM #82
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  3. 10 Jun 2014 at 12:28 PM #83
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    If you are struggling to find the right engine oil for your car, don't forget about our free oil advice.

    All we need to know is

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    Any other information that may be relevant: e.g. approx BHP if modified, oil temps if known

    If you need help you can call us Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm on 01209 202944, email us at [email protected], or use our Recommendation form, or just ask here.
     
  4. 16 Jun 2014 at 12:49 PM #84
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    Which oils?

    Make: BMW
    Model: E46 M3 116k miles
    Year: October 2002
    Engine type: 3.2 Petrol
    Performance modifications: None
    Driving style: Road, evening drive (short journeys) & weekend spirited drives
    What recommendation are you looking for? Engine, Gearbox & Diff, Brake Fluid

    Thanks
     
  5. 16 Jun 2014 at 1:44 PM #85
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    Hi

    There is only one engine oil recommended for your car, but it's a good one

    http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-715-castrol-edge-10w-60-for-special-bmw-m-series-engines.aspx

    The gearbox takes just under two litres of either the Fuchs Sintofluid 75w-80, Amsoil MTF or the Redline MTL.

    http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-981-fuc...w-80-synthetic-manual-transmission-fluid.aspx
    http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-1019-redline-synthetic-manual-transmission-lubricant-70w-80-gl4.aspx
    http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-1051-amsoil-synthetic-manual-transmission-fluid-mtf.aspx

    The diff takes approximately 1.4L of the Castrol Syntrax Limited Slip

    http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-736-castrol-syntrax-limited-slip-75w-140-formerly-saf-xj-75w-140.aspx

    If the diff is noisy, the Redline Limited Slip Friction Modifier is very good at helping to keep it quiet.

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

    Cheers

    Tim
     
  6. 27 Jun 2014 at 3:25 PM #86
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    If you’re in need of oil advice and recommendations then please just ask, we are happy to help. You can ask us here or by PM, drop us an email to [email protected] or just give us a call this afternoon, we are here till 5.30pm.

    It's a great time to buy from Opie Oils, until midnight Sunday we are giving an additional 15% Off our already discounted prices on all engine oils with voucher code 15OFF.

    Cheers
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  7. 5 Jul 2014 at 3:38 PM #87
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    Hi,

    Im after Engine, Gearbox, diff, steering and coolant for my 2004 e46 m3.

    Its a road car for euro trips etc.

    What would you recommend?

    I already have the following (bought a couple of years ago from you) but i cant remember what car i bought them for / if they are suitable / if they are still ok after 2 or 3 years on the shelf.

    Motul Inugel Optimal (red)
    Castrol Syntrans Multivehicle 75w90.
    Motul 90PA SAE 90
    Red Line Manual Transmission Lube
    Redline LSD friction modifer.

    Hope you can advise.

    Thanks
    Chris
     
  8. 14 Jul 2014 at 2:45 PM #88
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    Model:M3 Evo E36
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    Driving style: (road / off-road / track etc): 90% track

    I am already using Fuchs Titan Race Pro S in the engine.

    What should I use in the gearbox and LSD..?
    Do you know the quantity required for them too?

    Do you do coolant..?
    If so, what would you suggest for hard track use. I don't mind paying for the best

    Thanks
    Ben
     
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  9. 24 Jul 2014 at 12:29 PM #89
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    Hi, I'm after oil for the girlfriend's 2012 X1 23d (2l twin turbo diesel), but I'm unsure on what oil and how much to get?

    Also, what brake fluid would you suggest as that needs changed as well?

    Cheers,

    Scott.
     
  10. 24 Jul 2014 at 12:44 PM #90
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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.

    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 all overkill for a road car. 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

    Cheers

    Tim
     
  11. 4 Aug 2014 at 3:28 PM #91
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    Tim,

    Thanks for the information. I'm just about to place an order for the oil and brake fluid as well as brake fluid for my CSL, do you have any current offers running other than the club 10% one?

    Cheers again,

    Scott.
     
  12. 4 Aug 2014 at 4:07 PM #92
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    Hi Scott

    There aren't any offers on suitable fluids at the moment, it's best to use the M3C code.

    Cheers

    Tim
     
  13. 4 Aug 2014 at 4:34 PM #93
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    Ordered placed, thanks for all your help. :thumbsup:

    Scott
     
  14. 4 Aug 2014 at 4:48 PM #94
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    Thanks for the order
     
  15. 5 Aug 2014 at 1:32 PM #95
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    Hello, I've just purchased 2 of the following for my gearbox:
    Castrol Syntrans B 75W full synthetic gear oil for BMW manual gearboxes -1 Litre

    And then I found this thread! From what I've read you haven't suggested this oil before, is there a reason? Should I be cancelling this as we speak and getting Amsoil MTF??

    Cheers
     
  16. 5 Aug 2014 at 1:50 PM #96
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    Hi

    It should be fine, it meets the BMW LT3 spec, which supercedes the LT2 that the E46 M3 requires. I tend to offer the Amsoil/Fuchs/Red Line etc as there is more of a range to pick from.

    It's up to you which you go for, but I have got the dispatch guys to hold on to your order. I've just been told that the Syntrans B is out of stock, so you might want to go for one of the other options. Please let me know what you'd like to do.

    Cheers

    Tim
     
  17. 5 Aug 2014 at 2:27 PM #97
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    Ahh that's annoying, it seems to be out of stock everywhere else also.

    Amsoil it is then, do I need to call to confirm?

    Cheers
     
  18. 5 Aug 2014 at 2:54 PM #98
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    Hi

    Thanks for getting back to me, we'll get the Amsoil MTF sent out asap.

    Cheers

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  19. 5 Aug 2014 at 3:03 PM #99
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  20. 7 Aug 2014 at 1:35 PM #100
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    Hi, I'd like to order some diff and gearbox oil from you for my '89 E30 M3. I gather it's castrol TAF- X for the box and castrol SAF-XJ for the diff.
    Can you confirm the above and,

    quantity required for both and I still have some FM left over from you from changing my old E46 diff oil over. Do I use this in my E30 and if so how much?

    Cheers!
     

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