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Old 12-17-2012, 03:38 AM   #1
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Hi guys could anyone advise me what type of engine oil should i use in my M3 please ? I was told castrol edge titanium 10w-60sn fully synthetic ? Is that correct ?
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Hi guys could anyone advise me what type of engine oil should i use in my M3 please ? I was told castrol edge titanium 10w-60sn fully synthetic ? Is that correct ?
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Well in short no its not correct as the only official oil for the M3 is Castrol TWS 10w-60. The Edge Titanium is the correct oil weight though so you could use it in theory but if you like to play it safe and by the rule book, stick to OEM spec.
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I found that when I was running extra virgin, it was burning it up way to quick, that's why I now use pure olive oil.
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I found that when I was running extra virgin, it was burning it up way to quick, that's why I now use pure olive oil.


As others have said 10W60 TWS. The TWS is the important bit. You can't buy it from Super Cheap Auto etc. Got to get it from BMW or overseas. ECS tuning have service kits for $92.50 including the filter and drain plug.

Grab an extra litre though to be safe. I wasn't patient when doing my change so probably left about 70ml of oil in the bottom of each container. After a few thousand K's I was just on the brink of low oil so I topped it up and was short for my next change. Had to get a litre from BMW which cost me $36!!!
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http://clickableautomotive.com.au/ sell TWS fairly cheap
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http://clickableautomotive.com.au/ sell TWS fairly cheap
Last time I checked Clickable doesn't sell TWS. They have Liqui Moly 10w60 but not TWS. Happy for Lucas or anyone else to correct me if I'm wrong because I love Clickable and am currently sourcing my TWS from the US.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:38 AM   #15
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I bought TWS from them only a couple of months ago... Damn, looks like I'll need to find a new supplier now too
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So where do you guys buy your Castrol TWS 10W-60 from other than getting it from BMW?
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So where do you guys buy your Castrol TWS 10W-60 from other than getting it from BMW?
I have previously sourced mine from ECS tuning when ordering other parts but I am due for a service at the moment and don't need anything else so it works out at around $200 for oil and the filter. Even if I get 3 service kits together it works out at $170 a service for just oil and the filter.

Clickable offer Liqui Moly and a Hengst filter for $105 and I don't need to buy 3 at a time to get the price down. Essentially half the price of a change with TWS.

There are guys in the states that have been running Liqui Moly for years with no issues but there is mixed reviews regarding engine temps and the general consensus over there is stick with TWS because it's practically the same price as Liqui Moly over there.

I'm half tempted to try it seeming so many people have run it without issues. Some say temps drop when changing to it, some say temps drop when changing back but from my experience the temps seem to drop slightly as soon as you put new oil in (this is when comparing 5,000km old TWS to brand new TWS) so I'm unsure how much weight those arguments hold.

Keen to hear if anyone else in Aus has bit the bullet and is using Liqui Moly though seeming the price differences over hear actually justify the change. It's also more convenient ordering from Clickable as oppose to ECS considering waiting times and shopping at ECS is like Bunnings, you always end getting a heap of other stuff and spending way more than you needed to!
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