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#3194941 - 11/22/13 03:04 PM T6 in my BMW??
StuDawg Offline


Registered: 04/09/13
Posts: 32
Loc: South Carolina
Ok, ive spent hours researching this and trying to come to a conclusion. Ive got a 7.3l that does great with T6. Ive got a 540 that the wife DDs, and I recently got an 88 325i that I DD. M1 0w40 in the 540, trying to figure what to put in the 325; M1, GC, which weight etc....Now im wondering if I cant just put T6 in all three.

Can I just run T6 across the board? I appreciate any feedback on this. Thanks,

(I didnt even know which section to post this in, the passenger car oils, the heavy duty oils or the euro oils!!)
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#3194946 - 11/22/13 03:09 PM Re: T6 in my BMW?? [Re: StuDawg]
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Registered: 12/14/02
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Absolutely! My 318i loves T6!

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#3194949 - 11/22/13 03:10 PM Re: T6 in my BMW?? [Re: StuDawg]
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Registered: 04/19/10
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Loc: Lombard, IL
I don't see why not. A touch thicker than what is necessary but I don't think it will complain.
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#3195024 - 11/22/13 05:00 PM Re: T6 in my BMW?? [Re: StuDawg]
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Registered: 04/28/08
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I wouldn't run the T6 in the 540, I'd stick with the M1 0w-40 in that. Maybe use that in the 325 and the 540?
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#3195028 - 11/22/13 05:04 PM Re: T6 in my BMW?? [Re: StuDawg]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
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Originally Posted By: StuDawg
Now im wondering if I cant just put T6 in all three.

Or you could put M1 0w-40 in all three. smile

The M1 is actually slightly cheaper.
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#3195034 - 11/22/13 05:09 PM Re: T6 in my BMW?? [Re: JHZR2]
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Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Absolutely! My 318i loves T6!


My 318i loves Maxlife 10W-40 and I have the UOA to prove it:

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubb...rue#Post2710907

If I were in your position, I'd use Maxlife.
Why pay more for Rotella?
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#3195074 - 11/22/13 06:06 PM Re: T6 in my BMW?? [Re: StuDawg]
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My most recent fill was with Penzoil 10w40 HM in my old 525i with 233,000 miles. Car seems to like it fine. Mobil 1 0w40 was very noisy.
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#3195146 - 11/22/13 07:17 PM Re: T6 in my BMW?? [Re: OVERKILL]
StuDawg Offline


Registered: 04/09/13
Posts: 32
Loc: South Carolina
Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
I wouldn't run the T6 in the 540, I'd stick with the M1 0w-40 in that. Maybe use that in the 325 and the 540?


Why wouldnt you use T6 in the 540? (M62TU) Because its not LL01 approved? I did think about using the 0w40 in both bimmers. But T6 is only $20/gallon, and it would make my life easier if I could use it in all 3. My 7.3 likes T6 and I certainly wont be changing that.
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#3195149 - 11/22/13 07:18 PM Re: T6 in my BMW?? [Re: Quattro Pete]
StuDawg Offline


Registered: 04/09/13
Posts: 32
Loc: South Carolina
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Originally Posted By: StuDawg
Now im wondering if I cant just put T6 in all three.

Or you could put M1 0w-40 in all three. smile

The M1 is actually slightly cheaper.


I dont think the 0w40 is rated CJ4 for diesel or heavy duty is it? Where is 0w40 cheaper than $20-$21 a gallon?
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#3195150 - 11/22/13 07:19 PM Re: T6 in my BMW?? [Re: OVERKILL]
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Hi,
OVERKILL - I agree with your advice to the OP
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#3195226 - 11/22/13 08:43 PM Re: T6 in my BMW?? [Re: StuDawg]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
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Loc: Illinoistan
Originally Posted By: StuDawg
I dont think the 0w40 is rated CJ4 for diesel or heavy duty is it?

Correct, it isn't. If CJ4 is a requirement, then yes, M1 0w-40 may not be the best fit. Although, I believe M1 0w-40 has a stronger add pack than T6. T6 add pack had to be reduced to be more friendly to DPF. Not sure if the OP's truck is DPF equipped...

Interestingly enough, in Europe, XOM sells a product called M1 0w-40 Turbo Diesel, and it's the exact same oil as the regular M1 0w-40.


Quote:
Where is 0w40 cheaper than $20-$21 a gallon?

Walmart. M1 0w-40 is $25 for 5qts. T6 is $21.50 for 4qts.
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#3195755 - 11/23/13 02:07 PM Re: T6 in my BMW?? [Re: StuDawg]
OVERKILL Offline


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 24964
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: StuDawg
Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
I wouldn't run the T6 in the 540, I'd stick with the M1 0w-40 in that. Maybe use that in the 325 and the 540?


Why wouldnt you use T6 in the 540? (M62TU) Because its not LL01 approved? I did think about using the 0w40 in both bimmers. But T6 is only $20/gallon, and it would make my life easier if I could use it in all 3. My 7.3 likes T6 and I certainly wont be changing that.


Yes. It is also heavier than the LL-01 spec oils that the M62 calls for.
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#3195757 - 11/23/13 02:08 PM Re: T6 in my BMW?? [Re: Doug Hillary]
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Registered: 04/28/08
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: Doug Hillary
Hi,
OVERKILL - I agree with your advice to the OP


Thank you Doug cheers
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#3195890 - 11/23/13 05:21 PM Re: T6 in my BMW?? [Re: StuDawg]
KenO Offline


Registered: 10/29/07
Posts: 1110
Loc: Auburn, GA
Originally Posted By: StuDawg
Ok, ive spent hours researching this and trying to come to a conclusion. Ive got a 7.3l that does great with T6. Ive got a 540 that the wife DDs, and I recently got an 88 325i that I DD. M1 0w40 in the 540, trying to figure what to put in the 325; M1, GC, which weight etc....Now im wondering if I cant just put T6 in all three.

Can I just run T6 across the board? I appreciate any feedback on this. Thanks,

(I didnt even know which section to post this in, the passenger car oils, the heavy duty oils or the euro oils!!)



Yes. T6 will work great in all of those. I'm sure there are 'better' choices, but the T6 works great in all of them, especially if it makes your life simpler smile
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#3196283 - 11/24/13 04:08 AM Re: T6 in my BMW?? [Re: KenO]
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Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
True, but it's hard to get simpler (or cheaper) than the availability and package sizing of M1 0w-40 down in the States!
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