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#3390963 - 06/06/14 06:39 PM Re: 1997 BMW M3, oil? [Re: stancyeze]
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Mobil 1 0W40 European Formula at Walmart for about $25 per 5 quart jug. The most certified oil per dollar in the US.
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#3390968 - 06/06/14 06:49 PM Re: 1997 BMW M3, oil? [Re: stancyeze]
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Put that Mobil in and forget about the diesel nonsense.

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#3391021 - 06/06/14 08:01 PM Re: 1997 BMW M3, oil? [Re: ddtmoto]
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Originally Posted By: ddtmoto
Just make sure you address the DISA intake variable valve issue before in takes your motor out like the one I had the pay for. Pretty dang costly to put a used motor in a Beemer.....

No such thing in this car.

Also, installing a used engine in this car is not as expensive as you might think.
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#3392108 - 06/08/14 11:01 AM Re: 1997 BMW M3, oil? [Re: stancyeze]
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Originally Posted By: stancyeze
Hello, as stated above, I have a 1997 BMW M3 and I have heard about people using diesel engine oil in there M3's.. how is that good? 10W40 Shell Rotella is what I've heard is used. I just bought oil. Mobil 1 15W50, but I want to try something new..

Any thoughts? Was using 5w40 Motul before.



Stancy, I'd use whichever "Euro oil" (5w40/0w40) is on sale at the time of your next change. You have many good choices such as Mobil 1 0w40 and Pennzoil Ultra Euro 5w40, as others have said.
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#3393137 - 06/09/14 03:28 PM Re: 1997 BMW M3, oil? [Re: d00df00d]
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Originally Posted By: d00df00d

No such thing in this car.


Exactly. My M54 had a DISA issue but it was easily repaired.

Originally Posted By: d00df00d
Also, installing a used engine in this car is not as expensive as you might think.


I don't know, I'd think that installing an I6 in a BMW motorcycle would be on the expensive side. crackmeup crackmeup
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#3393153 - 06/09/14 03:47 PM Re: 1997 BMW M3, oil? [Re: MCompact]
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Hah! Good catch.
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#3394729 - 06/11/14 10:40 AM Re: 1997 BMW M3, oil? [Re: d00df00d]
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Originally Posted By: d00df00d
Hah! Good catch.


A bit OT, but how are you liking your R3? I found a 2011 R3 with the LM20 (sticker)package and I am more than a bit tempted...
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#3395064 - 06/11/14 07:19 PM Re: 1997 BMW M3, oil? [Re: MCompact]
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Originally Posted By: MCompact
A bit OT, but how are you liking your R3? I found a 2011 R3 with the LM20 (sticker)package and I am more than a bit tempted...

I'll send a PM or make a thread. :]
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