The manual says you can use 5w40 or 5w30 in the TTV6. I was thinking about going with the thicker 5W40 but not sure which brand to go with. Plan to do the first change around 1k miles. I liked the 0w40 castrol I used in my Subaru but I dont like to stray from what is in the manual.
Edited by Spdfrk1990 (03/24/1809:44 PM)
18 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 4x4 V6 | Mobil 1 5w30 EP 18 KIA Stinger GT AWD Limited Edition Sunset Yellow
I just got back from Stinger training a couple months ago. This engine will be hard on oil. Either 0W-40 or 5W-40 would be my choice, and my dealership puts Valvoline Synthetic in everything. It's proven it's worth to me over the years.
1,000 miles is plenty for break-in. Don't be nice to it either, break it in in the same manner you plan on driving it daily.
And please let it idle for a bit before you shut it down if you have been driving it hard. It has "turbofolds", I.E. the turbos are the manifolds. They bolt straight to the cylinder head. They did this for real estate (or lack of) purposes. Space is tight and things get hot. If you run it hard and shut it down, without giving oil a chance to cool the turbo shaft bushings, deposits will build up from the oil sitting on the hot bushing and cooking. Bushed turbos aren't very forgiving to this abuse. (Vs ball bearing)
Enjoy the car, they're pretty cool. Have you tried out the launch control yet?
Apparently I own too many cars and toys to fit in a signature.
I LOVE the new Stinger GT. You can really see the BMW design elements come through. I would go with a proper ACEA A3/B4 0/5W-40 with 229.5, A40, and LL-01 manufacturer approval specifications. Congrats on the purchase!
2007 BMW X5 4.8i, 105K: Castrol EDGE 0W-40, Mann 2012 Mini Cooper, 45K: Castrol EDGE 0W-30, Mann