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#3209956 - 12/07/13 11:12 PM Re: E36 94 318i. Was using 20w/50. What now - 5w/40 ? [Re: lobe]
lobe Offline


Registered: 12/05/13
Posts: 28
Loc: Adelaide, Australia
Update : I went with the 5w40 shell ultra.

Engine feels better n quieter. Have to see if improves economy during my run to work run which is only 20mins with a few lights to stop at too.

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#3210086 - 12/08/13 07:48 AM Re: E36 94 318i. Was using 20w/50. What now - 5w/40 ? [Re: lobe]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 14702
Loc: OH
How long will you run this oil?
Reason I ask is that this engine seems to have a fairly rich fuel map, based upon a UOA from mine as well as UOAs from others.
For that reason, I've never run any oil longer than 6000 miles, and that was M1 15W-50.
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17 Forester 6K M1 AFE 0W20
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96 Accord LX 104K T5 10W-30
95 318i

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#3210689 - 12/08/13 06:28 PM Re: E36 94 318i. Was using 20w/50. What now - 5w/40 ? [Re: fdcg27]
lobe Offline


Registered: 12/05/13
Posts: 28
Loc: Adelaide, Australia
With the valvoline xld 20w50 i used to use, i dropped the oil and filter at around 5000kms for the last few years with the last couple of oil changes at around 7500kms.

I was thinking of doing my next oil change at around 7500kms with this 5w-40 im now using, if ive still got the car that is (am currently looking around for a newer car)

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#3211492 - 12/09/13 04:56 PM Re: E36 94 318i. Was using 20w/50. What now - 5w/40 ? [Re: lobe]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
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The four cylinder e36 is a pretty solid car, even if they're all old now.
I've had really good reliability and durability with mine.
Something newer may not be any better and may well be worse.
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95 318i

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#3211767 - 12/09/13 10:02 PM Re: E36 94 318i. Was using 20w/50. What now - 5w/40 ? [Re: fdcg27]
MCompact Offline


Registered: 07/21/02
Posts: 3705
Loc: KY
Originally Posted By: fdcg27
The four cylinder e36 is a pretty solid car, even if they're all old now.
I've had really good reliability and durability with mine.
Something newer may not be any better and may well be worse.


Agreed; I prefer my '02 and ti to the newer Bimmers in the garage.
And I prefer my Mazdaspeed to any new BMW save the M6 Gran Coupe and the 135is...
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#3211803 - 12/09/13 10:43 PM Re: E36 94 318i. Was using 20w/50. What now - 5w/40 ? [Re: lobe]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17053
Loc: Clovis, CA
5W-40 Valvoline Synpower should be good.

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#3211854 - 12/09/13 11:46 PM Re: E36 94 318i. Was using 20w/50. What now - 5w/40 ? [Re: lobe]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 37192
Loc: 'Stralia
If you are in Adelaide, 20W-50 got you this far, it will keep you going into the future.

I wouldn't see a need to go synthetic, as given the $40 price difference, you'll need to save a fair amount of petrol, which is unlikely.

I spent a decade living in adelaide as a kid, when 20W-50 GTX and XLD were all that was there. Dad's R-16 made it to 380,000km+ (odo broke), even after we moved to places where it DID freeze.

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