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Old 05-15-2009, 10:16 AM   #1
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Just changed my oil to Royal Purple 5w 30. Is this normal?

Hello guys,

i drive a 328ci. i just changed my oil 2 days ago to Royal Purple 5w30. one thing i noticed after the oil change that i feel my car runs little heavier than usuall. is this normal?

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Old 05-15-2009, 10:19 AM   #2
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Mabey you were a qt down and that is where the added weight is.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:27 AM   #3
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Naah, can't be cuz i put 6.5 quarts.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:31 AM   #4
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i should have just stick with castrol syntec, my car drives like new with castrol syntec.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:33 AM   #5
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Uh oh another oil debate.

RP gets very mixed reviews, some people love it while others hate it. Personally I stick with Mobil1 0W40. It's LL-01 approved.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:37 AM   #6
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I've sworn off Mobil 1 0-40 in favor of Syntec 5-40 or 5-50. Pass.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:50 AM   #7
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Syntec for 90,000 mi, Just did a Mobil 1 fill 2 weeks ago.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:53 AM   #8
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Old 05-15-2009, 11:04 AM   #10
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i think u should of stick with the castrol synthetic ! I heard these e46 m3 only take castrol synthetic read it on your air filter box i believe.
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Old 05-15-2009, 11:05 AM   #11
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Uh oh another oil debate.

RP gets very mixed reviews, some people love it while others hate it. Personally I stick with Mobil1 0W40. It's LL-01 approved.
Chris, do you get any different performance or better cold starts with the 0w-40? I just did a change to Mobil1 5w-30, but based on your and a few other members' praises, I almost used 0w. Knowing what I know about oil, there shouldn't be too much difference, but what does your seat-of-the-pants-o-meter notice? I'm not so far north of you so our climates should be the same.
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OEM oil FTW. Never fed my baby with anything else. Its cheaper than Modil too.
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I use RP 10w30 in the engine and RP Synchromax in the tranny.

I will use nothing else but Royal Purple
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Chris, do you get any different performance or better cold starts with the 0w-40? I just did a change to Mobil1 5w-30, but based on your and a few other members' praises, I almost used 0w. Knowing what I know about oil, there shouldn't be too much difference, but what does your seat-of-the-pants-o-meter notice? I'm not so far north of you so our climates should be the same.
I haven't noticed a difference when switching between a 5w30 and a 0w40. Although it's not just purely the weight that's the big conflict. The 5w30 isn't LL-01 approved. I don't know nearly as much as other member such as Jeffro, jpr or bmwbun when it comes to oils. I will let them do the talking.
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OEM oil FTW. Never fed my baby with anything else. Its cheaper than Modil too.
What's funny is Castrol makes the OEM oil, but my dealership here sells it for around $9/qt. which is almost $2 more per quart than if I just went and bought Mobil1 or Castrol from the Carmax across the street.

And waaayyy more than that if I buy a case at Costco...
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What's funny is Castrol makes the OEM oil, but my dealership here sells it for around $9/qt. which is almost $2 more per quart than if I just went and bought Mobil1 or Castrol from the place Carmax across the street.

And waaayyy more than that if I buy a case at Costco...
Yes they are the same. I get my discounts at the dealer so they are like 4.50-5 something. I cant remember.
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I don't know nearly as much as other member such as ...... or bmwbun when it comes to oils.
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I haven't noticed a difference when switching between a 5w30 and a 0w40. Although it's not just purely the weight that's the big conflict. The 5w30 isn't LL-01 approved. I don't know nearly as much as other member such as Jeffro, jpr or bmwbun when it comes to oils. I will let them do the talking.
You mean let them do the arguing? I've seen the threads...

Well I figure my 5w's ok, considering I'm not going to be going 15xxx miles between oil changes anymore. My "Long Life" won't be so long now.
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