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pyro225 5th January 2019 01:40 PM

What oil brand do you use?
 
I have always used Castrol 10w60 for msport since owning the car (8years) except an emergency top up of Mobil 1 synthetic blend as my low oil light came on and that all the station had that was 10w60 and I was doing an oil change the week after.

Anyway except that small blip always castrol. Now my local parts place has switched to stocking petronas 10w60 and Mobil 1 10w60 motorsport formula instead of castrol ( both fully synthetic). I needed a topup so reluctantly bought the Mobil 1... anyone had any experience of this? Or would you switch back to castrol ASAP? My indy said he’s not used Mobil 1 for a longtime as it used to varnish the engine with additives (or something like that) hoping the motorsport formula doesn’t do that!
It has these properties:
ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4
API SN/SM
API CF

what do you guys reckon?

Waitingondapig 13th January 2019 09:15 PM

Im still running the Castrol specified if my M6...no problems yet at 78,000 on the clock so Ill probably stick with it. I do run Valvoline on my other BMWs and other cars, but they dont make the right weight oil for the M.

djchilepalmer 6th February 2019 10:41 PM

Using LiquiMoly. Chosen by my mechanic who’s a BMW specialist.

Vigorspeed 7th February 2019 05:10 PM

Motul 8100 X-Power 10w60 with Mann Oil Filter

Bimmer_Pilot 8th February 2019 06:14 AM

Castrol Edge 5w50

TexaZ3 15th February 2019 08:18 PM

Liqui Moly Racetech GT-1 10w60

cncmastr 17th February 2019 09:02 PM

M5 is LM GT 10w60
M3 is Castrol TWS 10w-60
X5M is Castrol edge 5w30


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Emfiver 18th February 2019 09:25 AM

Liquimoly gt1 10w60
Or the Motul 8100 10w60

I did use the Castrol earlier.

I believe the new bmw branded ‘twin power turbo’ 10w60 is a Mobil oil rebranded by bmw. I’m sure the mobil is ok.

Awbimmer 25th February 2019 11:19 PM

Recently switched to Elf Evolution (Total brand) 5w50

ghost31711 11th March 2019 04:51 AM

castrol edge euro 0w-40 from walmart


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