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View Poll Results: How often do you change your oil?
3-5K miles 27 25.23%
5-7K miles 70 65.42%
10K+ miles or whenever the computer tells me to change it 10 9.35%
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Old Fri, Jul-30-2010, 02:29:33 PM   #11
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Just out of curiosity is there anything wrong with using 0w/40 all year round?
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TWS 10w-60 on the M3 once per year (<5,000 / year).

For the X6, because it's a lease and BMW pays for the maintenance, I am thinking about doing it only when the computer tells me. Opinions?
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I know someone with a 2009 335 xdrive. 9,000 miles so far, no service. I told him to take it in and just get it changed already!

BMW told him you are not due for another 7k miles. 16k miles on a new car with the same oil!!

He paid the money and did it at 9k. It is the cheapest thing you can do. I can;t imagine doing 16k miles.

My S4 gets done every 5k or so. Miata will be the same. Both are on synthetic, 0-30 and 5-30 respectively.
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TWS (Ten W Sixty) every 5k or so.

Impressive use of the delta in the title
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Mobil 1 5-30 or 15-50 every 3-5k miles..
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some of these intervals are crazy

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- My sisters Alfa Mito (a 1.4 with a Turbo) has 20,000 intervals.
- Audi do 'long life' servicing on TDIs that can mean the same oil is in the car for 30k.
- The Porsche 911 is sold with 2 year / 20,000 mile intervals.
- Most petrol BMWs (including Ms) have variable servicing, but 12-15k is the norm for an oil change.
- In fact on an E46 M3 its:

15,000 - oil change and basic check...car is in and out in 45 minutes
30,000 - Inspection 1
45,000 - oil change and basic check...car is in and out in 45 minutes
60,000 - Inspection 2
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Just out of curiosity is there anything wrong with using 0w/40 all year round?
E . . . you'll hear a few different schools of thought to include one frequently discussed thread, specifically regarding 0W40. Here I be!

The only way to truly know is to have your oil analyzed but even that depends on an infinite numbers of combinations, such as driving frequency, climate, etc.

For my cars (Mobil 1 in E36 and Red Line in the E30), I go with the heavier oil in the summer for protection from breakdown and lighter in the winter to ensure the oil gets moving quicker in the cold.
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Royal Purple for engine, diff, and tranny. I only put about 4K a year on so I change it twice a year simply due to the changing seasons.

After I put it in the diff and tranny I could feel the difference immediately.
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Just out of curiosity is there anything wrong with using 0w/40 all year round?
Not if it's spec'd for your car(s)

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some of these intervals are crazy
Those E46 M3 intervals are quite a bit longer than "actual", since they're based on fuel consumption. Mine has so far been:
- Insp 1 @ 22k
- Insp 2 @ 43k
I do oil every ~7500mi per the countdown, so maybe more like 6000-7000 "real" miles (TWS 10W-60).
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E . . . you'll hear a few different schools of thought to include one frequently discussed thread, specifically regarding 0W40. Here I be!

The only way to truly know is to have your oil analyzed but even that depends on an infinite numbers of combinations, such as driving frequency, climate, etc.

For my cars (Mobil 1 in E36 and Red Line in the E30), I go with the heavier oil in the summer for protection from breakdown and lighter in the winter to ensure the oil gets moving quicker in the cold.
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Not if it's spec'd for your car(s)
I was just wondering... I've been using 0w/40 for years winter & summer

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