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1990 BMW 325IS 2500 miles 3.5 yrs VR-1 20W50 #4643820
01/23/18 08:59 AM
01/23/18 08:59 AM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 30
Georgia
Scramblerguy Offline OP
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Did this UOA for fun. Car above has been in inside climate controlled storage for the last 3 years. Oil was last changed 6/12/14 and oil has 2500 miles on it. Car is started at least once a month and allowed to come up to temp. Oil is Valvoline VR-1 20W50 racing with a Mahn filter. I didn"t change it yet as I am going to put it back on the road this spring after a mini restoration of interior and paint. I've owned the car since October of 1993, 2nd owner and in the first 7 years I did a lot of BMWCCA driver schools, and its always been on VR-1 oil except for one change with Rotella 15W40.


Last edited by Scramblerguy; 01/23/18 09:08 AM.

90 BMW 325is VR1 20w50
2017 F150 3.5 Eco
01 Toyota Camry 5w30 gtx
07 JD Gator 10w30
08 JD 990 15w40
59 JD 530 15W40


Re: 1990 BMW 325IS 2500 miles 3.5 yrs VR-1 20W50 [Re: Scramblerguy] #4643824
01/23/18 09:01 AM
01/23/18 09:01 AM
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Posts: 30
Georgia
Scramblerguy Offline OP
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Ok had trouble loading the UOA, got it now.

Last edited by Scramblerguy; 01/23/18 09:09 AM.

90 BMW 325is VR1 20w50
2017 F150 3.5 Eco
01 Toyota Camry 5w30 gtx
07 JD Gator 10w30
08 JD 990 15w40
59 JD 530 15W40


Re: 1990 BMW 325IS 2500 miles 3.5 yrs VR-1 20W50 [Re: Scramblerguy] #4643896
01/23/18 09:46 AM
01/23/18 09:46 AM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 4,548
KY
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The E30 325is is a sweetheart; several contemporary road tests preferred the 325is over the M3.


Mine:
2014 M235i
2009 Cooper Clubman
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2015 X1 xDrive28i


Son's
2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...
Re: 1990 BMW 325IS 2500 miles 3.5 yrs VR-1 20W50 [Re: Scramblerguy] #4644005
01/23/18 11:25 AM
01/23/18 11:25 AM
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Marshfield , MA
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Ahh, the hotrod M 20. The 528e with a de-tuned M 20 was more agile than the heavier 535i with the 3.4L M30. Never had an 325 is, but they must be a hoot in the twisties. PUL-LEEZ, don't ignore the timing belt in your refresh ! grin2


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: 1990 BMW 325IS 2500 miles 3.5 yrs VR-1 20W50 [Re: andyd] #4644025
01/23/18 11:54 AM
01/23/18 11:54 AM
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Georgia
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Originally Posted By: andyd
Ahh, the hotrod M 20. The 528e with a de-tuned M 20 was more agile than the heavier 535i with the 3.4L M30. Never had an 325 is, but they must be a hoot in the twisties. PUL-LEEZ, don't ignore the timing belt in your refresh ! grin2


I have always done the timing belt on time instead of miles since it does not see enough miles in a 5 year period. Good advise though. Even after 24 years of ownership I still enjoy driving it. No cup holders, nothing fancy just a honest driver that is still satisfying and rewarding.


90 BMW 325is VR1 20w50
2017 F150 3.5 Eco
01 Toyota Camry 5w30 gtx
07 JD Gator 10w30
08 JD 990 15w40
59 JD 530 15W40


Re: 1990 BMW 325IS 2500 miles 3.5 yrs VR-1 20W50 [Re: Scramblerguy] #4644135
01/23/18 02:41 PM
01/23/18 02:41 PM
Joined: Jul 2002
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KY
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Originally Posted By: Scramblerguy
Even after 24 years of ownership I still enjoy driving it. No cup holders, nothing fancy just a honest driver that is still satisfying and rewarding.


That's exactly the way I feel about my Club Sport(although it does have cup holders).


Mine:
2014 M235i
2009 Cooper Clubman
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2015 X1 xDrive28i


Son's
2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...

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