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Forum: General E46 Forum 09-05-2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,565
Posted By cary1
It doesn't matter, "synthetic" or "mineral". If...

It doesn't matter, "synthetic" or "mineral". If an oil is thinner than a 20w oil at low temps, it would be rated as a 15w, 10w, 5w, or 0w. The first number in an oil refers to the cold temperature...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-04-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,565
Posted By cary1
No problem, it's just nice to see that some...

No problem, it's just nice to see that some people are using it. When I wrote it, it seemed to fall on a lot of deaf ears.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-04-2007, 11:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,565
Posted By cary1
Boy, that post is making the rounds. That was my...

Boy, that post is making the rounds. That was my post that I wrote years ago. The original is either here or over on bimmerforums.

In re the above poster using 15w-50. The 15w-50 won't harm...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-15-2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By cary1
It's hard to tell if the oil has started...

It's hard to tell if the oil has started oxidative thickening. I don't think it has because 1) the insolubles are still low, and 2) the UOA's of this oil I have seen show it typically be fine to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-13-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By cary1
The iron a bit high also, usually a sign of...

The iron a bit high also, usually a sign of cylinder wear. Do you drive the car really hard?
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-12-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By cary1
The 40 in each oil designates the thickness of...

The 40 in each oil designates the thickness of the oil in centistokes (cst) at 212F. For 40 weight, that thickness is 12.5-16.3 cst .

When you have a 0w, 5w, 10w, 15w, or 20w oil, it means that...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-11-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By cary1
The Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel 5w-40 is relabeled Mobil...

The Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel 5w-40 is relabeled Mobil Delvac a very good fleet oil. It meets API SL ratings, but does not carry the ACEA A3 rating because it is targeted at the Diesel market. It will...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2007, 07:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,382
Posted By cary1
Since you seem a bit dense, lets take this...

Since you seem a bit dense, lets take this slowly.

1) BMW puts out their own certification for oils. They are called BMW LL specs. There are three specs. BMW LL-98, BMW LL-01, and BMW LL-04. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2007, 05:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,382
Posted By cary1
So in other words, you have no evidence to back...

So in other words, you have no evidence to back up your statements. How about responding to the FACTUAL INFORMATION GIVEN. UOA's provide objective data, they measure the wear metals produced by the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2007, 04:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,382
Posted By cary1
You should heed your own advice about doing your...

You should heed your own advice about doing your homework.

1) The wholesale cost for the Mobil 1 is higher for the dealer than the BMW labeled Castrol.

2) Mobil 1 0w-40 is a better oil than...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By cary1
Sounds like a bad final stage resistor to me.

Sounds like a bad final stage resistor to me.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,382
Posted By cary1
Pet peeve, it is MOBIL, not MOBILE. Mobil 1...

Pet peeve, it is MOBIL, not MOBILE.

Mobil 1 0w-40 is a step up from the BMW Labled Castrol.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-06-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,382
Posted By cary1
Royal Purple is overpriced and overhyped. The...

Royal Purple is overpriced and overhyped. The 5w-40 is a Group III synthetic, same as the BMW relabeled Castrol TXT. The "power" gains that are seen in the Royal Purple's testing is solely as a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-05-2007, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By cary1
Zinc helps provide a boundary layer of protection...

Zinc helps provide a boundary layer of protection to bearings and cams under extreme load. It becomes more important with diesels because of their very high compression ratios that put more stress...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-05-2007, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By cary1
The Mobil 1 5w-40 is fine to use. It is...

The Mobil 1 5w-40 is fine to use. It is repackaged Delvac 1, and one of the better oils in the Mobil 1 lineup. If I recall correctly it has an HTHS of 4.1. The only potential downside of using it...
Forum: General Off-Topic 07-04-2007, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By cary1
How about putting the blame where it lies, on...

How about putting the blame where it lies, on you.

1) If your brakes are not functioning properly and you are driving the vehicle, you are endangering yourself and others on the road.

2) If...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-04-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,137
Posted By cary1
Unfortunately, you fail to address the original...

Unfortunately, you fail to address the original posters issue. He is looking to trade in his car because it is having trouble and doesn't want to disclose it. If you are aware of an actual problem...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-03-2007, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,137
Posted By cary1
So let me get this straight, if you sell a car to...

So let me get this straight, if you sell a car to a private individual you need to disclose a known problem, but if you trade it into a dealer you don't? :hmm:



It doesn't matter who you sell...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,047
Posted By cary1
No.

No.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,047
Posted By cary1
You are fine running it for another 1500 miles,...

You are fine running it for another 1500 miles, but when you replace it in the future, use an ACEA A3 approved oil, not an A1/A5 oil. Given your 7500 interval, the BMW branded oil will work great. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,047
Posted By cary1
Go back and read post #40 and you will have your...

Go back and read post #40 and you will have your answer.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2007, 12:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,047
Posted By cary1
It works fine until you get in really cold...

It works fine until you get in really cold weather, then at startup it causes severe running issues because it is to thick to allow the vanos to function. The original recommendation for the M50...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-21-2007, 12:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,047
Posted By cary1
Actually, because ACEA A3 is mostly about having...

Actually, because ACEA A3 is mostly about having an HTHS of more than 3.5, there are many non Synthetics that meet it. Chevron Delo 15w-40 listed that it had ACEA A3 approval until about 2 years ago...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2007, 02:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,047
Posted By cary1
Synthetic is a word, and like many words subject...

Synthetic is a word, and like many words subject to interpretation. There is a big debate as to what constitutes synthetic oil. In Europe to be called Synthetic an oil must be a Group IV PAO or...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-20-2007, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,800
Posted By cary1
Old Wives tale. The first number in a...

Old Wives tale. The first number in a multiviscosity oil tells you what cold pumping test it has passed, 0w, 5w, 10w, 15w, 20w, or 25w. It tells you nothing about the thickness of an oil at...
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