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Old 09-30-2013, 08:21 PM   #41
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Whats so wrong with starting a new post?

Can we use 5w30 Mobile 1?? I just saw it at Walmart....


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Old 09-30-2013, 08:31 PM   #42
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38% of Fanatic posters on this site poured Mobil1 5w30 into their crankcase at one point in the past.

All of them bought it at Wal-Mart.

They're easy to identify because they're the one's being all superior in oil threads.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:33 PM   #43
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Whats so wrong with starting a new post?

I think 38% is a little of a lowball guess...


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Old 09-30-2013, 08:37 PM   #44
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:04 PM   #45
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3 pages for this? Next time someone searches for an oil thread, this is what's gonna come up. Nice going guys.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:08 PM   #46
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Blame OP, not us.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:11 PM   #47
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Re: Whats so wrong with starting a new post?

And if they're persistent enough they'll learn somewhere on page 3 that they're safe with Mobil 1 0w40, Castrol 5w30, and BMW branded oil, all of watch are the appropriate LL01 approved types. :-P

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Old 09-30-2013, 09:33 PM   #48
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3 pages for this? Next time someone searches for an oil thread, this is what's gonna come up. Nice going guys.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:42 PM   #49
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The problem is BMW conflicts their own recommendations at times, so there can be no definitive sticky or "right" answer and why there is debate in the first place. This is why moderators have no choice but to let these threads slide. There are about 225k threads in the General Forum, and at least 10% have to be oil related.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:54 PM   #50
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Yeah, that's what it is. Let this sht die already.

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Old 09-30-2013, 10:20 PM   #51
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:58 PM   #52
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The problem is BMW conflicts their own recommendations at times, so there can be no definitive sticky or "right" answer and why there is debate in the first place. This is why moderators have no choice but to let these threads slide. There are about 225k threads in the General Forum, and at least 10% have to be oil related.
Well said sir, and this might be because even with all the experts (I'm talking about scientists, etc) it seems like nobody can give a definitive answer when it comes to motor oil!
It's like the "standard fossil oil vs synthetic oil' question, I have read journals about this and NO ONE seems to be able to answer things about the most often asked questions as an example: "Can I use full synthetic oil in a car that has 100K miles on it that I have used SAE 30 wt oil since day 1 without causing leaks?" Ask a dozen experts, you get a dozen answers!
About the closest I found to having any merit was a petroleum engineer from Mobile that said (I am paraphrasing) "sometimes standard oil will swell up seals (especially main bearing seals) and someone suddenly decides to switch to a full synthetic oils, the seals will contract slightly and the oil will now weep slightly from the old seal" he went on to say when asked if returning to 'standard' oil these seals will swell up again and stop leaking? His answer? "Possibly, however we (Mobile) has not studied it enough to give an honest definitive answer' he finished up by saying what everyone eventually says "Use the oil recommended for the vehicle or motor!"
Even David Vizard (who I am sure is familiar to many people) said he uses a 'blend' he usually (on his street car) uses a quart of full synthetic oil and top it off with 'standard' oil.
Concerning someone complaining about a thread like this (or the one the OP started in the first place) causing someone to have to go through dozens of posts only to find it doesn't answer their question I can just answer, 'Welcome to the information highway!'
If I am searching for something important, I check out even useless little threads that has words the search engine brought up that MAY answer my question, but if not, I'm a big boy so I go to another one and so on!
Even with all the threads on oil in the deep dark corners of the internet, I still think there is a lot of unanswered questions concerning motor oil that can only be answered by those that have experienced various issues, problems or good or bad and is willing to share them with others, without getting flamed and for those that don't agree, just get your owners manual out and follow the generic instructions for recommended oil, tire pressure, etc.

Okay, that has been my 2 cents to a nightmare thread the OP wasn't looking (and even apologized for), I now turn it back over to those that think I'm a arschloch and call me clever names and of course the old standby favorite, bring my sexuality into question!
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:41 AM   #53
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Well said sir, and this might be because even with all the experts (I'm talking about scientists, etc) it seems like nobody can give a definitive answer when it comes to motor oil!
It has nothing to do with no one knowing, it has to do with people like you thinking there is no answer and then attempting to give one. There are specific oils for specific things - and your comment about running SAE30 shows me that you don't even know what that is. SAE30 just means it's a straight-weight oil. It has no viscosity modifiers that prevent it from turning to putty in extreme cold. That's what the "W" stands for in multi-weight oils - Winter.

People like you are the reason why there is so much confusion. You perpetuate ignorance.
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:38 AM   #54
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It has nothing to do with no one knowing, it has to do with people like you thinking there is no answer and then attempting to give one. There are specific oils for specific things - and your comment about running SAE30 shows me that you don't even know what that is. SAE30 just means it's a straight-weight oil. It has no viscosity modifiers that prevent it from turning to putty in extreme cold. That's what the "W" stands for in multi-weight oils - Winter.

People like you are the reason why there is so much confusion. You perpetuate ignorance.
So you have it all figured out? I didn't know the scientists and engineers I am talking about were so uninformed! Please excuse me, I didn't realize I was in the presence of such a smart man!
I put SAE 30 as an example meaning "standard" or fossil oils, you go off on a tangent about viscosity and multi-weight oils which has absolutely NOTHING to do with Fossil vs Synthetic oil, re-read my reply and see who is confused, it is YOU! That was my fault, I thought everyone would get the message without having to 'dumb it' down to SIMPLE!
I wasn't going to single you out individually (but I guess you recognized the type of person I was referring to) you complained in two separate posts about the OP wasting your time yet did you HAVE to read his posts?
Next time you see a post like his asking a question about something that you really don't understand, please just move along as it is apparent your knowledge adds nothing to the subject.
I work with other engineers in high vacuum and abatement systems and we are still trying to solve the issues using a multi viscosity oil that is nearly $2000 for a 205 litre bottle http://www.edwardsvacuum.com/Product...?sku=H11028010 used in aerospace and semiconductors so lets talk high-tech and don't try to say I don't know what I am talking about!
Instead of bitching about people that are earnestly trying to research a subject that is still (even by the experts) hotly debated I suggest you either do some research so you can add some substance in your reply instead of double-talking and taking what I was talking about and sprinkling it with a douse of simplicity!

Okay, your turn to come back with a brilliant reply to show how I don't know what I am talking about.
I am not coming back to this thread to even see what you have to say therefore I am being a gentleman enough to let you get in the last word, which I am sure you will!
Cheers, and have a pleasant day.
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38% of Fanatic posters on this site poured Mobil1 5w30 into their crankcase at one point in the past.

All of them bought it at Wal-Mart.

They're easy to identify because they're the one's being all superior in oil threads.
Hey...I resemble that remark.

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Old 10-01-2013, 06:14 AM   #58
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Every car manufacturer does their own petty little oil spec grab and some of you guys think that's value-add.
More than anything, BMW long life oil is an integral component of their maintenance free marketing program.

The BMW oil is fine. If you run the Volvo long life oil you'll be fine too.
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3 pages for this? Next time someone searches for an oil thread, this is what's gonna come up. Nice going guys.
EXACTLY!!
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