Recent Topics
WEC (incl LeMans) to be broadcast by Velocity & MT
by Indydriver
04/24/18 04:59 AM
ILLEGAL
by MrQuackers
04/24/18 04:15 AM
Really nice 1979 Holden Commodore
by Shannow
04/24/18 03:39 AM
Smith & Wesson M&P Shield
by PW01
04/24/18 02:41 AM
Relationship between VI and VII
by OilUzer
04/24/18 01:39 AM
News in Kansas
by Marco620
04/24/18 12:11 AM
Amsoil EAO 80 Cut Open (26500 miles)
by A310
04/23/18 11:29 PM
1965 Buda D175 Rotella 15W40
by A310
04/23/18 11:16 PM
So... kinda mad at Ford right now!
by SubieRubyRoo
04/23/18 10:20 PM
Mopar MO-349, 6k miles - C&P
by webfors
04/23/18 08:50 PM
2005 Accord V6 Steering Wobble (low speed only)
by JEL01
04/23/18 08:34 PM
EcoTec Filter suggestions?
by GMWeber
04/23/18 08:21 PM
Occasional brake noise??
by blupupher
04/23/18 08:11 PM
Ford Duratec 2.5L - 5w-20 vs 5w-30?
by dogememe
04/23/18 08:03 PM
New tires quicker to feather?
by supton
04/23/18 07:38 PM
mc fl500S CUT OPEN
by car51
04/23/18 07:34 PM
ACDelco UPF 64 CUT OPEN
by car51
04/23/18 07:26 PM
New Rotellas.. late to the game ...
by webfors
04/23/18 07:23 PM
2012 Ram 2500 Diesel Balljoints
by Bighorn2500
04/23/18 07:21 PM
Pennzoil Synthetic 19.97
by Marco620
04/23/18 07:07 PM
Newest Members
vvillarr, initialjc, rickpa1, CoolShirtDude, Gee_Luva
64829 Registered Users
Who's Online
58 registered (alarmguy, AutoCoil, Artem, 87sammy, 2015_PSD, 3 invisible), 659 Guests and 37 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
64829 Members
68 Forums
282238 Topics
4711895 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#4696136 - 03/15/18 09:19 PM 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676)
Toto Offline


Registered: 02/10/10
Posts: 367
Loc: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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				
_________________________
AMSOIL-OE 0W 20-XL 10W 30-SEVERE GEAR
NAPA GOLD

Top
#4696206 - 03/15/18 10:46 PM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: Toto]
1JZ_E46 Offline


Registered: 04/04/16
Posts: 921
Loc: Oregon
Yuck. Poor engine.
_________________________
2007 BMW X5 4.8i, 105K: Castrol EDGE 0W-40, Mann
2012 Mini Cooper, 45K: Castrol EDGE 0W-30, Mann

Top
#4696208 - 03/15/18 10:48 PM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: Toto]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 5714
Loc: Waco, TX
Hmmmm.... a little surprising, that

Honestly - still good wear numbers.

Are you going to drop back to 12,000 for the next run?
_________________________
"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."

Top
#4696211 - 03/15/18 10:53 PM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: Toto]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 12872
Loc: Northern Kentucky
Looks like 10k worked better for your driving style
_________________________
2012 Chevy Cruze LT 1.4T - 50k
2002 Buick Century 130k - Built 4T65e(Maxlife) - Edge 0w40 + Fram XG3980

Top
#4696215 - 03/15/18 11:10 PM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: Toto]
OVERKILL Offline


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 35992
Loc: Ontario, Canada
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?
_________________________
2016 Durango Limited
2016 Grand Cherokee SRT

Top
#4696272 - 03/16/18 01:42 AM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: Toto]
FermeLaPorte Offline


Registered: 07/25/17
Posts: 425
Loc: Texas (south)
You own a BMW but are too cheap to change the oil on time?
_________________________
Always Mobil 1
2014 1.6L Nissan Versa Sedan, 5 spd, 5k OCI.
2011 3.5L Chevrolet Impala, Automatic, 5k OCI.

Top
#4696279 - 03/16/18 02:55 AM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: Toto]
zeng Offline


Registered: 09/01/15
Posts: 2095
Loc: Malaysia
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 .

Top
#4696283 - 03/16/18 03:08 AM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: FermeLaPorte]
rooflessVW Online   content


Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 3670
Loc: North Carolina
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.
_________________________
"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."

Top
#4696296 - 03/16/18 04:05 AM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: Toto]
shanneba Offline


Registered: 07/10/04
Posts: 877
Loc: Indiana (IN)
12676 miles? typo on OP?

If you subtract 41748 from 54424 I get 12676 miles.
_________________________
2003 BMW 330Ci
2013 HD Sportster XL1200C

Top
#4696323 - 03/16/18 05:16 AM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: FermeLaPorte]
Toto Offline


Registered: 02/10/10
Posts: 367
Loc: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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.
_________________________
AMSOIL-OE 0W 20-XL 10W 30-SEVERE GEAR
NAPA GOLD

Top
#4696326 - 03/16/18 05:18 AM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: shanneba]
Toto Offline


Registered: 02/10/10
Posts: 367
Loc: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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.
TOTO.
_________________________
AMSOIL-OE 0W 20-XL 10W 30-SEVERE GEAR
NAPA GOLD

Top
#4696485 - 03/16/18 09:14 AM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: Toto]
1JZ_E46 Offline


Registered: 04/04/16
Posts: 921
Loc: Oregon
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.
_________________________
2007 BMW X5 4.8i, 105K: Castrol EDGE 0W-40, Mann
2012 Mini Cooper, 45K: Castrol EDGE 0W-30, Mann

Top
#4696556 - 03/16/18 10:33 AM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: 1JZ_E46]
drtyler Offline


Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 391
Loc: GA
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.

Top
#4696880 - 03/16/18 04:36 PM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: drtyler]
1JZ_E46 Offline


Registered: 04/04/16
Posts: 921
Loc: Oregon
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.
_________________________
2007 BMW X5 4.8i, 105K: Castrol EDGE 0W-40, Mann
2012 Mini Cooper, 45K: Castrol EDGE 0W-30, Mann

Top
#4696894 - 03/16/18 05:06 PM Re: 05 BMW 325i Mobil 1 0W-40 (15,676) [Re: 1JZ_E46]
drtyler Offline


Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 391
Loc: GA
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.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >