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Old 01-22-2013, 02:20 PM   #16
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My Ride: '01 325i
Thanks for all the responses guys. If you would like to continue the discussion, I will add that both camshaft sensors were replaced last year. Rough idle at first, but goes away after driving. My car has never cranked multiple times for as long as I owned it, but today the first crank sounded hoarse. I believe the problem is the oil temp and oil. Should I switch to something different? I'm using BMW 5W-30 at 136,000 miles and was thinking of switching to German Castrol with different viscosity. And block heater? how does it work? if there was an oem one I would be really interested in that. thanks guys.
2001 325i ZCW, ZPP
Titansilber Metallic, Black Interior
The 160,000 mile, clean daily driver

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