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Old 06-24-2009, 04:56 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by nathancarter View Post
Here's my UOA, including a TBN which measures the remaining useful additives (necessary for determining whether to extend your oil change intervals or not).

This is with approximately 7500 miles on BMW 5w-30. Engine had about 106k at the time of the change.
Driving style is usually very conservative, primarily highway cruising at 75-85 on the interstate; however I also had one Autocross day in there.
Air filter is an STP off the shelf at Autozone.

I used Mobil 1 0w-40 at this oil change, and will send in a sample of that when I change it at 7500 miles.

P.S. Yes, they noted that it was a 2.5L M54, but I don't think that's material for a UOA.

I'm very interested to see the results of the M1 0w40.
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