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post #1 of 24 Old 30th May 2019, 06:05 AM Thread Starter
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Hi,

Pardon the noob nature of my question. I got my (new for me) M5 last week, tried my best not to drive it (hit 150mph a few times) and my auto oil gauge is at 0.1L above min. I will be purchasing oil to fill it up.

Here's the question: what on earth do I buy? I live in DFW, it's the summer, and I do a good job of put-putting around until the oil heats up to 200F range (tough getting it to hit 210 without driving hard).

I've read lots of opinions, 10W-60, 5W-50, 0W-40, and at this point - someone just tell me dammit! I'll do it all, blackstone reports, regular maintenance, swap out bearings, etc, but for this weekend - what am I getting?

Thank you...
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Google is your friend...but manufacturer recommends 10w60 Castrol TWS or Liqui Moly...or just get 2 bottles from BMW dealership and fill it 3/4 of a quart and warm, drive and test....

Here is a video to check the level:

https://youtu.be/PG9hL93Slg4

Start at 1:35, guy talks too much IMO unless you don't mind hearing about how the e60 doesnt have a dipstick lol

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Until you start diving deep and start reading differing opinions. I went through a long thread on this board about how Nascar engine mechanics recommend 0w40. I'm content taking the wisdom of the crowd - 10w60 going twice.
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Until you start diving deep and start reading differing opinions. I went through a long thread on this board about how Nascar engine mechanics recommend 0w40. I'm content taking the wisdom of the crowd - 10w60 going twice.
I get it...but there is another system in our cars that is dependent on the type of oil you need, and it's the VANOS...these cars were specifically designed for 10w60...otherwise IMO and reasearch you will have Vanos issues.

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Another vote for 10w60 especially if you are in a hot climate.

Typically cheaper if you look for the 5 liter containers for doing oil changes. I keep a 1 liter bottle in the trunk as a just in case.

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Jim Colley recommends 10w60 and he knows more about these cars than most. I haven't had any problems with it, granted I don't drive the car year-round, it gets stored for the winter.

as mentioned above, FCP Euro would be the go-to place.
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Dealers stopped carrying the 10w-60, only can get it at the dealer if its old stock laying around that no one has bought yet. Even the book at the parts counter says the oil they should sell for the V10 is the 0-40w or whatever they stock around that weight.

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Google is your friend...but manufacturer recommends 10w60 Castrol TWS or Liqui Moly...or just get 2 bottles from BMW dealership and fill it 3/4 of a quart and warm, drive and test....

Here is a video to check the level:

https://youtu.be/PG9hL93Slg4

Start at 1:35, guy talks too much IMO unless you don't mind hearing about how the e60 doesnt have a dipstick lol

Good Luck!

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Advance Auto parts stocks the Castrol 10w-60 locally at most of their locations.

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Dealers stopped carrying the 10w-60, only can get it at the dealer if its old stock laying around that no one has bought yet. Even the book at the parts counter says the oil they should sell for the V10 is the 0-40w or whatever they stock around that weight.
Wrong. Try again.
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