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Old 01-03-2019, 11:09 AM
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Default The dreaded “which oil” question

My 1998 S50 will be due a service and a few minor jobs as spring is around the corner. I have just called Dick Lovett Bristol who said Shell 10w/60 is their recommended oil for my car at a whopping £20 a litre......and I’ve searched opie oils (5w/40 & 0w/30 were the results) and eurocar parts with my registration inserted and all of them give different results/recommendations/grades. Fairly confusing.

I know this is a famous forum debate but does anyone have an oil recommendation that they have used for years without issue?
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:39 PM
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I think you will get a different answer from everyone you ask, I used 10/60 for years without any issues but mileage was very limited but now my local inde doesn't recommend this grade.
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:40 PM
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Some more details here but thread is now 4 years old so details may have changed,





https://www.z3mcoupe.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18336
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Old 01-03-2019, 05:14 PM
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Thanks Dave, looks like I’ll go for the 5w40 having read the thread and spoken to my mechanic. Leaning towards Castrol Edge from Opie.
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Old 02-03-2019, 12:52 PM
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Castrol Edge 5w40.
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:52 PM
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Mr Vanos doesn't recommend using 10w 60!

Stick with 5-40
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Old 18-03-2019, 03:50 PM
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Is this the one people are going for?


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Castrol-E....c100033.m2042
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Old 19-03-2019, 06:50 AM
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That’s what I ended up buying, it’s not in the car yet though. I bought from Opie via eBay.
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Old 19-03-2019, 08:41 AM
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That’s what I ended up buying, it’s not in the car yet though. I bought from Opie via eBay.
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Old 09-08-2019, 05:35 AM
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My friend has the same 1998 S50, he uses Castrol EDGE TITANIUM 5W-40 Engine Oil for a long time, he has done modification in his vehicle and he also uses this for Motorcycle Towing Service and that's working good I also have driven that vehicle.
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