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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
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Old Fri, Feb-17-2012, 05:46:32 PM   #1
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Default Any opinions on Liqui Moly synthetic

Was going through BavAuto catalog and on the oil page found the following info: Searched but not too much info.

Liqui Moly fully synthetic 10w60 engine oil. Ideal for the demands of M3, M5 and M6 engines. Imported from Germany. Please note: Your Vehicle Requires 5.8 Quarts Or 5.5 Liters

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1391 Liqui Moly Race Tech GT1 oil - 10W-60 - 5 Liter bottle

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$ 39.95

http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp

This is only a 5 liter bottle so you would have to buy 3 bottles for two oil changes at a total cost of around 120 virus 144 for 12 bottles of Castrol tws 10 -60 at 12 a bottle.

A great savings per oil change especially if you get 4 bottles for 3 oil changes (you can do the math). Any Opinions?
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Default Re: Any opinions on Liqui Moly synthetic

sighhh. Nope. No opinions but...

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Old Fri, Feb-17-2012, 06:01:49 PM   #3
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Default Re: Any opinions on Liqui Moly synthetic

IMO, stick with oem recommended castrol tws 10w-60.

If you're trying to save a few bucks on your car, oil is the worst place to do so.

Imported from Germany is a plus side, but still, I wouldn't skimp on oil...
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Old Fri, Feb-17-2012, 08:44:37 PM   #4
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If it's only $20-30 difference, I dont think moly oil would lacks as much as people think it does. I don't want to sound bias towards either brands, but at that price, I'm sure all the necessary additives has been added, and enough research has been done to be competitive in the market.

With all the rod bearing and other failures common on m3s, I wouldn't risk being their 10w60 guinea pig, but it I doubt it will cause any problems.
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Default Re: Any opinions on Liqui Moly synthetic

Ill stick with what BMW reccomends and thats Castrol 10W-60. However, I think that this stuff has a nearly identical formula to the Castrol oil. I dont want to be the guinea pig and find out, but Castrol costs so much more because they have a partnership with BMW and they can charge what they want for what many consider to be a limited commodity. With todays technology, Im sure it isnt hard for a company to do research and breakdown a liquid to see its components and make a replica...but thats my thoughts.
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Default Re: Any opinions on Liqui Moly synthetic

Been running this oil in my 04 M3 since early January. No issues noted so far. It was recommended by an Indy shop here is Dallas called Autoscope. I will update this as I change oil every 6-months......
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Default Re: Any opinions on Liqui Moly synthetic

I'm guessing search isn't working for you??? You just missed a whole thread on this subject a couple of days ago...http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=334927
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