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Liqui Moly 10W-60, 4970.97mi, 2003 BMW M3 #4497556
08/25/17 07:11 AM
08/25/17 07:11 AM
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Ontario, Canada
newbe46 Offline OP
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Ontario, Canada
I filled this oil just before winter storage in October or November 2016. It had done 1250 miles just before the storage. This oil is not cheap so I decided to leave it in the car and in spring I kept using until it approaches the OCI.


Code:
MI/HR on Oil			4,970 miles
MI/HR on Unit			88,590 miles
Sample Date			7/14/2017
Make Up Oil Added		0 qts

ALUMINUM			1
CHROMIUM			0
IRON				4
COPPER				6
LEAD				11
TIN				0
MOLYBDENUM			1
NICKEL				0
SILVER				0	
TITANIUM			0
POTASSIUM			2
BORON				51
SILICON				6
SODIUM				5
CALCIUM				2375
MAGNESIUM			6
PHOSPHORUS			879
ZINC				971
BARIUM				0

SUS Viscosity @ 210F		87.3
cSt Viscosity @ 100C		17.33
Flashpoint in F		415
Fuel %				<0.5
Antifreeze %			0.0
Insolubles %			0.2
TBN				3.7


2003 E46 M3 Convertible
2004 Odyssey EX-L
2004 Impreza TS Wagon
Re: Liqui Moly 10W-60, 4970.97mi, 2003 BMW M3 [Re: newbe46] #4497584
08/25/17 07:37 AM
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The oil is holding up very well.
Winter could've contributed some corrosion wear in iron/copper/lead, IDK.

Re: Liqui Moly 10W-60, 4970.97mi, 2003 BMW M3 [Re: newbe46] #4497602
08/25/17 07:57 AM
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Rijeka, EU
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High lead worries me.


02 Nissan Terrano 2.7.TDi Motul 15w40
06 FIAT Stilo MW 1.9 Multijet SHU 5w40
07 Opel Vectra SW 1.9 CDTI 150 MST 5w40
Re: Liqui Moly 10W-60, 4970.97mi, 2003 BMW M3 [Re: chrisri] #4497617
08/25/17 08:28 AM
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Ontario, Canada
newbe46 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: chrisri
High lead worries me.


That's what the guys at Blackstone say I should keep an eye on too. It's the first UOA I have ever done since I've bought the car 5 years ago so I can't really compare this with what has been happening before that.

I did give the engine a few good revs up to the yellow line but normally I am quite gentle with the accelerator unless I'm in road rage mode.


2003 E46 M3 Convertible
2004 Odyssey EX-L
2004 Impreza TS Wagon
Re: Liqui Moly 10W-60, 4970.97mi, 2003 BMW M3 [Re: newbe46] #4501604
08/29/17 06:01 PM
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Is it OK for TBN to be down to 3.7 from 10.5 after only 1250 miles?

Re: Liqui Moly 10W-60, 4970.97mi, 2003 BMW M3 [Re: chrisri] #4502242
08/30/17 10:58 AM
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Storrs, Connecticut
Originally Posted By: chrisri
High lead worries me.


+1 since these cars are known for rod bearing issues.

For now, I wouldn't worry, just monitor it and keep doing UOAs to see if there is a trend.


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (181k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (36k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: Liqui Moly 10W-60, 4970.97mi, 2003 BMW M3 [Re: Datsyuk] #4504141
09/01/17 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted By: Datsyuk
Is it OK for TBN to be down to 3.7 from 10.5 after only 1250 miles?

It did just under 5000 miles, of which 1250miles were before storage and the rest after.


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Re: Liqui Moly 10W-60, 4970.97mi, 2003 BMW M3 [Re: newbe46] #4504143
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The 10W60 has decent zinc at 971 ppm


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