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Old 11-04-2008, 06:02 PM   #201
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This is my first BMW so I'm new to the game. What's the thing about all these auto trannies going out like this. Not going in reverse?!! I have a 2002 330i with the steptronic tranny. Did BMW just have a bad year or is it all the auto BMW that have to worry?
All models 99-05
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:05 PM   #202
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Dang and it just happens at random? No warning signs? That's up!
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:13 PM   #203
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what is the prevention? change fluid/filter every 30K miles
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:14 PM   #204
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what is the prevention? change fluid/filter every 30K miles
Read the first post.
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:38 PM   #205
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Old 11-27-2008, 10:18 PM   #206
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Bumping this because there has been an influx of threads made by people who can't search.
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Old 11-30-2008, 02:41 PM   #207
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searched for info on an oil change. didn't find anything but a bunch of burned noobs and kpeng's signature. thanks.
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Old 11-30-2008, 02:46 PM   #208
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Ken , im in canada, everything you said should be converted to km right?
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:00 PM   #209
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why is this not stickied??
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:09 PM   #210
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why is this not stickied??
Conspiracy.
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:18 PM   #211
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Is it alright that I use 10w30 Mobil 1?
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:19 PM   #212
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Is it alright that I use 10w30 Mobil 1?
Nope...use 0-W40 Mobil one if you are using Mobil One
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:26 PM   #213
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Is it alright that I use 10w30 Mobil 1?
Actually, on a higher mileage vehicle, it's just fine. I know people who run it in their BMWs with no problems. People here make a huge fuss over oil. It's just not the case. A good synthetic like Mobil 1, Royal Purple, Redline, Castrol will be fine.
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:35 PM   #214
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People here make a huge fuss over oil.
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:33 PM   #215
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Actually, on a higher mileage vehicle, it's just fine. I know people who run it in their BMWs with no problems. People here make a huge fuss over oil. It's just not the case. A good synthetic like Mobil 1, Royal Purple, Redline, Castrol will be fine.
Ok then. My car has 114,000 miles on it so I guess it will be ok. Right?
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:22 PM   #216
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im from toronto can, i do my oil changes every 7k, mobile 1 0w40
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:22 PM   #217
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like any other car, just check your oil regularly!!!!
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:40 PM   #218
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Actually, on a higher mileage vehicle, it's just fine. I know people who run it in their BMWs with no problems. People here make a huge fuss over oil. It's just not the case. A good synthetic like Mobil 1, Royal Purple, Redline, Castrol will be fine.


define "higher mileage"
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:46 PM   #219
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Ok then. My car has 114,000 miles on it so I guess it will be ok. Right?
i have over 130k miles and i run 0w-40.

i dont see any reason to use anything different, unless you're going with another LL-01 oil such as the following:


or the dealer oil, of course, available from tischer as well.
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:07 PM   #220
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Very helpful! Thanks a bunch man.
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