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#4696136 - 03/15/18 09:19 PM 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676)
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2005 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676)

All Oil Changes are 1 year

Code:
Unit Time	54424	41748	31112				
Oil Time	15676	10636	4491				
Brand	        Mobil	QS 	QS				
Type	        Mobil1	Euro 	Euro				
Grade	        0W 40	5W 40	5W 40				
Iron	        37	20	7				
Chromium 	<1	<1	<1				
Lead	        8	2	<1				
Copper   	22	23	8				
Tin     	<1	<1	<1				
Aluminum 	10	9	6				
Nickel    	<1	<1	<1				
Silver	        <1	<1	<1				
Titanium 	<1	<1	<1				
Vanadium 	<1	<1	<1				
Silicon  	5	5	3				
Sodium	        11	3	9		
Potassium 	4	6	8				
Magnesium 	22	15	13				
Calcium 	2504	2490	2408				
Barium	        <1	<1	<1				
Phosphorus 	793	789	837				
Zinc	        1171	1121	1014		
Molybdenum 	60	51	50				
Boron 	        83	43	41			
Water 	        <0.05	<0.05	<0.05				
Coolant 	No	No	No				
Viscosity 	12.4	12.6	11.1				
TBN	        2.1	2.3	3.4				
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#4696206 - 03/15/18 10:46 PM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: Toto]
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Yuck. Poor engine.
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#4696208 - 03/15/18 10:48 PM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: Toto]
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Hmmmm.... a little surprising, that

Honestly - still good wear numbers.

Are you going to drop back to 12,000 for the next run?
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#4696211 - 03/15/18 10:53 PM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: Toto]
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Looks like 10k worked better for your driving style
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#4696215 - 03/15/18 11:10 PM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: Toto]
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Oil held up well, TBN is still decent for such a long run.

2.36ppm Fe per 1000 miles, which is similar to your earlier OCI's. Copper and aluminum are lower per 1000 Km.

You running this same oil next OCI?
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#4696272 - 03/16/18 01:42 AM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: Toto]
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You own a BMW but are too cheap to change the oil on time?
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#4696279 - 03/16/18 02:55 AM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: Toto]
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This BMW engine behaves well with 15.7k miles OCI.
Could it go further ?
I'm not sure, but marginally I wouldn't be surprised .

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#4696283 - 03/16/18 03:08 AM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: FermeLaPorte]
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Originally Posted By: FermeLaPorte
You own a BMW but are too cheap to change the oil on time?

It was changed on time. 15k/1yr.
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#4696296 - 03/16/18 04:05 AM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: Toto]
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12676 miles? typo on OP?

If you subtract 41748 from 54424 I get 12676 miles.
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#4696323 - 03/16/18 05:16 AM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: FermeLaPorte]
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Originally Posted By: FermeLaPorte
You own a BMW but are too cheap to change the oil on time?


The owners manual says 15,000 or two years.
TOTO.
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#4696326 - 03/16/18 05:18 AM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: shanneba]
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Registered: 02/10/10
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Originally Posted By: shanneba
12676 miles? typo on OP?

If you subtract 41748 from 54424 I get 12676 miles.


Yes typo, 57,424 and 15,676 is correct.
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#4696485 - 03/16/18 09:14 AM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: Toto]
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Originally Posted By: Toto
Originally Posted By: FermeLaPorte
You own a BMW but are too cheap to change the oil on time?


The owners manual says 15,000 or two years.
TOTO.


True, but this is coming from a company that believes it’s drivetrain fluids are “lifetime” fluids, and a company that generally doesn’t build engines that last a long time compared to other auto manufacturers. There are plenty of sludged up BMW engines that followed the owner’s manual OCI.
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#4696556 - 03/16/18 10:33 AM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: 1JZ_E46]
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And there are plenty that aren't sludged up as well following the BMW intervals.

Originally Posted By: 1JZ_E46
Originally Posted By: Toto
Originally Posted By: FermeLaPorte
You own a BMW but are too cheap to change the oil on time?


The owners manual says 15,000 or two years.
TOTO.


True, but this is coming from a company that believes it’s drivetrain fluids are “lifetime” fluids, and a company that generally doesn’t build engines that last a long time compared to other auto manufacturers. There are plenty of sludged up BMW engines that followed the owner’s manual OCI.

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#4696880 - 03/16/18 04:36 PM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: drtyler]
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Originally Posted By: drtyler
And there are plenty that aren't sludged up as well following the BMW intervals.


That's not a very compelling argument.
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#4696894 - 03/16/18 05:06 PM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: 1JZ_E46]
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If the crankcase ventilation systems are kept up and LL-01 oils used, the 15,000 mile/1 year interval works fine. Problems often arise when regular 5w-30 SN is used along with the 15,000 mile OCI.

I've bought several post-2000 BMW's used, and all were maintained by BMW at those intervals. All have been clean under the valve cover.

Originally Posted By: 1JZ_E46
Originally Posted By: drtyler
And there are plenty that aren't sludged up as well following the BMW intervals.


That's not a very compelling argument.

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