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Old 08-06-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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Need oil

Hi guys,

My yellow oil light came on today so I need to top my car up.
If I was to go to a service station to buy 1l oil what would be the best grade to buy?

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Old 08-06-2012, 08:17 PM   #2
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Wouldn't recommend topping up, just change the whole oil and that be better.

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Old 08-06-2012, 08:24 PM   #3
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:26 PM   #4
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:16 PM   #5
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if you drop into the nearest European car mechanic they should have the correct stuff in stock (unlike most servos) and be able to flog you a litre for a reasonable price. And depending on how long its been since the oil & filter have been changed, you can book it in while you're there
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:27 PM   #6
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Did it come on as you started the car and go out or is it constantly on?
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:47 PM   #7
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Its constantly on mate
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:05 PM   #8
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Always use fully synthetic oil. One of the most popular oils for our cars is Mobil 1 0W40. It is pretty expensive but many people use it.

But if you are planning an oil change in the near future you can use any fully syntheic oil.

Almost any oil is better than no oil.

Also, if you are losing oil this thread may be of help to you.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...&highlight=oil

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Old 08-06-2012, 10:22 PM   #9
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Castrol Edge Titanium 5w-30.
You can get it from BP service stations.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:58 PM   #10
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Castrol Edge Titanium 5w-30.
You can get it from BP service stations.
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That's ALMOST the right spec.


The cars are designed for the Castrol Edge Titanium 0W-40 A3B4 LL01 oil.
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Which 5W30 and why?
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Always use fully synthetic oil. One of the most popular oils for our cars is Mobil 1 0W40. It is pretty expensive but many people use it.

But if you are planning an oil change in the near future you can use any fully syntheic oil.

Almost any oil is better than no oil.

Also, if you are losing oil this thread may be of help to you.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...&highlight=oil
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so many different oppinions.. i usually put castrol magnatec 10W-40
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so many different oppinions.. i usually put castrol magnatec 10W-40
Ever bothered to read your owners manual?
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:22 AM   #16
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This, because taste is everything
Why not? You plucked an oil out of thin air so you may as well use that.
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Sprintman, instead of being so negative, why not give some advice ?
It's like your baiting for an online argument

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Sprintman, instead of being so negative, why not give some advice ?
It's like your baiting for an online argument
No you made a statement as fact which is misleading, I'm waiting for you to tell us how you will back it up with data?
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?? What's wrong with you?
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Any synthetic oil?? Tell us more
Let me tell you more. My car is low on oil. It would be unwise to keep driving it with too little oil. I can't do an oil change at the moment, but when I do I will drain it and replace it with recommended oil. At the moment I need to drive the car so I will put any synthetic oil available in it. I figure a synthetic oil not approved by sprintman will still lubricate the cylinders and protect them from harm.

Wow, you really need to have it spelled out.

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