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Old 11-25-2012, 07:56 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Rotha View Post
uhh okay. i agree with lavelle. but do what you gotta do. you would cringe if you knew how i treated my car and it's still running like new at 250k. here are some hints. hose water and conventional oil.
Your engine still running at 250k is cool and all, but it doesn't mean it's healthy--especially on the inside. These powertrains have shown to take a good amount of abuse--something BMWs are known for. However, we've all seen the effects that tap water can have on an engine.

Also your conventionial oil likely doesn't meet BMW spec for high-performance driving as does the recommended Genuine BMW 5W-30 oil or other recommended oils.

So frequent oil changes and normal driving are likely fine with conventional oil.
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