View Poll Results: What type of motor oil do you use?

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  • Amsoil

    6 19.35%
  • Castol

    10 32.26%
  • Mobile 1

    14 45.16%
  • Who know's? Whatever Jiffy Lube puts in

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC5 View Post
    How is it not API

    The BMW site, you provided, specifies API of SM or better

    Amsoil is SM or better

    http://www.aa1car.com/library/API_ratings.pdf
    Sorry, not certified:

    http://www.amsoil.com/news/2008_worr...warranties.pdf

    Amsoil takes great pains to obfuscate the fact that many of their oils are not API certified stating that they are of "API quailified" or can be used in place of oils with the following API ratings.

    http://www.oilsandlube.com/amsoil_api_licensing.htm

    Just use the oils specified by BMW and you don't need to worry about warranty issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoupemindy View Post
    I think you guys need to unplug for a little bit!
    A friendly discussion (and this board could use a few)...chill.

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    I see your point, and it's interesting.

    Unfortunately I haven't seen a warranty in over 100,000 miles. Which is a reason I wanted to play with other oil manufactures (among other things with the car). Technically the only value has in sentimental, since on a lot it might fetch $5000.

    So there has to be other oil manufacturers that put out a good product not approved by mother BMW
    Supercharged '03 530
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    Quote Originally Posted by vjmvjmvjm View Post
    FWIW, here is Amsoil's answer to why all of their oils aren't API certified:

    http://www.enhancedsyntheticoil.com/API_Licensing.htm

    Note the discussion on warranty claims.

    And how would the dealer know that you used Amsoil or some other non-API certified oil?

    Vic
    I already provided this link. They can actually test oils and deduce what base-stocks and additives where used to determine the type of oil. There are companies that do nothing but test old oil.

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    Top of the list of Controversial Threads With No Possible Resolution And Infinite I-Got-The-Last-Word Posts.

    1. What's The Best Oil?
    2. Which Cold Air Intake Should I Get?
    3. Which Exhaust Sounds Best?
    4. Turbo or Engine Swap?
    5. How Do I Become A Professional Racer?
    6. Can I Put These Giant Rims On My Car?
    7. Which Seat Should I Get?
    8. Can I Track My Convertible?
    9. Why Don't The New Models Have Dipsticks?
    10. What's The Best Roll Cage Design?

    All in good fun.
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    #11, Why ain't I fast, my car is red and very expensive!

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    Supercharged '03 530
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    I use Mobil 1 10W40 High Mileage. Occasionally I have switched to a 50w in mid track season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    #11, Why ain't I fast, my car is red and very expensive!
    #12: What's the best tire?
    #13: What's the best brake pad?
    Woody
    96 328is, 99 M Coupe, 04 330Ci

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodym3 View Post
    #12: What's the best tire?
    #13: What's the best brake pad?
    #14 Why would anybody want anything other than a Real M3?
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    Are there a bunch of poser M3's cruising around?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JC5 View Post
    Are there a bunch of poser M3's cruising around?
    Some would say, "any built after 1990."
    Woody
    96 328is, 99 M Coupe, 04 330Ci

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodym3 View Post
    Some would say, "any built after 1990."

    Some would be wrong; (said the owner of an E46 and E36 M3).
    Both of which would take the E30 to school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodym3 View Post
    Some would say, "any built after 1990."
    Good one Woody!

    Oh! I just found another: "What gasoline octane rating should I run in my randomly modified engine?"
    Scott Lowrey

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    I like to refer to my black car as a 332is so the Real M3 crowd (ie Chucky G) can bask in the glory of his vastly superior car and its 3 additional throttle bodies.
    Bob Hopkins
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