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post #1 of 19 Old 28th March 2002, 05:18 AM Thread Starter
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Best place to buy 10W60 synth oil?

Couldn't find it at Checker or AutoZone.....but dealer had it for $14 a quart!........what does it cost for real and where is best place to buy?

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The BMW dealerships is the only place I've been able to find it. It costed me $19 CAD

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If I were in Scottsdale (or Las Vegas ) I would use Mobil 1 15W50 if I wanted a heavier weight oil.

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If I were in Scottsdale (or Las Vegas ) I would use Mobil 1 15W50 if I wanted a heavier weight oil.
At normal operating temperatures, 15W50 is not heavier. 10W60 is.
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At normal operating temperatures, 15W50 is not heavier. 10W60 is.
Sorry I didn't clarify this a little more. This was not a comparison to 60 Wt oil. This was a comparison to the new 30 Wt recommendation for newer ring design engines versus a heavier 60 Wt for the older ring design engines.

My opinion is that there is no discernable difference between the 15W50 and 10W60 if your engine needs a heavier oil due to the ring design.

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Strange. My dealer sells it for $4.20 a quart! I buy enough for my other cars too! The real BMW stuff. ( o.k. either it's castrol or mobil1) I even asked it they were priced correct, and it hasn't changed in a couple of months. Wierd, because on the phone and install kit I had to arm wrestle them to match Circle BMW prices.



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Strange. My dealer sells it for $4.20 a quart!
I guess some dealers take advantage of supply and demand. If they are the only ones that have it for sale, they charge what they want.

Another reason for my suggestion for Mobil 1, 15W50.

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Good call, Bart. I agree with you. The important thing is that it gets changed.

If I remember correctly, one of the books that came with the car said the M six cyl cars used Castrol syn while the M eight cyl used mobil 1. BUT, under the hood it states Castrol on the oil filler cap... Oh well! About like Dunlop vs Michelins. BMW needs to have more than one source for a staples like tires and oil.
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