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viking



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:52 am    Post subject: mobil 1 synthetic Reply with quote

Thinking about putting mobil 1 synthetic high mileage in my 92 cabrio with 99,990 miles. The mobile 1 website recommends 0w-40. Does that sound right. Was going to run the high mileage oil in there for a few months and then replace with mobil 1 performance. Welcome your recommendations.
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dt325ic



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:12 pm    Post subject: Re: mobil 1 synthetic Reply with quote

The 0w40 is the Euro spec oil that meets the latest BMW LL-01 requirements for the new cars. It is fine for your car. Also, i have used the high mileage 10w40 Mobil 1 in my '88 325iC and it seems to work well. I believe both oils have higher zinc and phosphorus than most off the shelf oils.

You car will be ok with either one.


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Thinking about putting mobil 1 synthetic high mileage in my 92 cabrio with 99,990 miles. The mobile 1 website recommends 0w-40. Does that sound right. Was going to run the high mileage oil in there for a few months and then replace with mobil 1 performance. Welcome your recommendations.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you run that stuff in an 84 325e? I've always used conventional 20W50, and it has always burned oil since the day I bought it. It's gotten worse with age.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On our older M20 engines, I run either the 10W40 Turbo Diesel Mobil 1 oil, or the 15w50 Mobil 1 performance oil.

Our engines are designed to run on a heavier weight oil, and need the higher Zinc (ZDDP) levels of these two oils vs the low Zinc levels of the newer 0w40 oils.

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