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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Wed, Jul-11-2018, 01:23:14 PM   #21
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Default Re: Luqui Moly engine oil

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I bet your cyl walls are glazed over and your rings haven't broken in yet,if your engine wasn't rehoned. Do a compression test. Use a break in oil. Doesnt have to be 10 60. During break in you will not exceed 4k rpm anyway. I used 15 50 for mine.
Fwiw my engine used some oil a few thousand miles after the rebuild,then gradually progressed to not using any.
Ps. Its not ur oil
How much oil were you burning? see other post about engine stuff
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Old Wed, Jul-11-2018, 01:44:14 PM   #22
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Default Re: Luqui Moly engine oil

About a liter every 3k miles then it gradually became 1/2 a liter every 5k. So it would start at max and by the time i need to change it becomes midway between the max and min.

A side note about oil fill level . never fill to the max mark. Ever.
Always fill to the midway mark or at the very most 3/4 the wat to the max mark.
The crank as it turns foams up the oil even though we have a windage tray in the s54 pan, it still happens. You lose power and oil pressure, as minute bubbles accumulate in your oil, it will not compress as needed any more. I've seen power losses up to 15 whp.
So use 5.5 liters, then measure at the dip stick then add up to 5.8
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Old Wed, Jul-11-2018, 05:55:29 PM   #23
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Default Re: Luqui Moly engine oil

I just started using LM 10w60 in my S85 and after about 1200 miles, I'm down 400ml. Usually, with Castrol, I'd burn through close to a quart in similar mileage/time. So far, very happy.
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Old Fri, Jul-13-2018, 06:45:20 AM   #24
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Default Re: Luqui Moly engine oil

When I bought my m3 the PO used LM oil, i didnt like it at all, the time i picked up the car and drove it 3 hrs home i had to add oil to it the next day, drove the car for about a month and had to readd oil twice in one month,

I changed the oil using bmw oil 10/60 and with in the 6-7 k i drove on the bmw oil i had to refill lole 4 times in that k range.

I have switched from bmw oil now to lucas 10/60 oil and have driven on the car like 3 k already and had to top it off once qith in the 3k km

What i have also noticed with the lucas oil is, the car warms up to temp fast, also the lifter ticking is alot lower then the LM and the bmw oil the car ran before, i have hit 30c weather and did not experiance any over heating at all the temp has never went past half using this oil and the best if all the color of the oil hasnt really change lile i experianced with the bmw oil, this is gonna be my go to oil from now on, will also be switching my bmw x5s oil to the lucas and see how that goes as the 4.4 in the x5 drinks oil like its water

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Old Fri, Jul-13-2018, 11:05:17 PM   #25
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All this talk of burning oil... I got my car at 30k miles, do 7,500-8,000mi OCIs, and have never added a drop between oil changes right through the most recent change at 75k. Edit: always running Castrol oil + LiquiMoly MoS2 additive. Didn't know the S54 could be so oil thirsty. Even my E60 M5 years ago only sucked down about 1/2 liter every 5k+ miles with that big 5L V10 engine.

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Old Fri, Jul-13-2018, 11:36:36 PM   #26
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So far I haven't had any oil burning. I do notice that it runs better than the Castrol, but I might switch to Shell or Motul to see how it does.
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So far I haven't had any oil burning. I do notice that it runs better than the Castrol, but I might switch to Shell or Motul to see how it does.
In my defence the dealer did recommend an oil pan gasket replacements but at 1000 bucks ill let it be lol

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Old Sun, Jul-15-2018, 06:53:27 AM   #28
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In my defence the dealer did recommend an oil pan gasket replacements but at 1000 bucks ill let it be lol

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Dealer recommends things that aren't necessary just to get you to spend money.

The reason why I chose Liquimoly over all other oil, for the price... It doesn't foam up as much as other oils that I've seen. Motul is the next step up, but the price I'd steep. Shell race oil has a price to pay, but they've shown proof and worthy investment in their oil.
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So far I haven't had any oil burning. I do notice that it runs better than the Castrol, but I might switch to Shell or Motul to see how it does.
So how do you judge if it runs better ? The vibe of the thing ?
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Default Re: Luqui Moly engine oil

When ur one with your car you will notice and feel how it runs or sounds lol

Qhen u put fresh oil in ur car dont u feel itd running better?
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