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Engine Oil

Discussion in 'Z3 M Roadster & Coupé' started by Aceman, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Aceman

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    Just picked up two 4 litre bottles of 5W40 Castrol Edge FST for £24 a bottle from Costco RESULT !

    I think the offer ends today though but it is still cheap at the normal price of £30 a bottle.

    So going to change the oil along with the filter of course but I am also going to replace the constant pressure relief valve at the back of the block as I noticed it weeping when I was last under the car.

    Timeto get my hands mucky now. :D
     
  2. badman gee

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    Good stuff Ian,

    Just done oil, filter, air filter and gearbox oil.

    That's it till next year!
     
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    You got the gearbox drain plugs out ok then. ?
     
  4. badman gee

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    Yes thanks ian,

    Too a long time to fill with a teaspoon!

    ;)
     
  5. badman gee

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    1.2 litres of oil came outl of the gear box.

    Took 1.5 to fill to the line.

    Drives quite a bit smoother now, not as notchy.

    Mark
     
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    The service history I got with mine says the gearbox and diff oil were changed in 2008 but I might still change the gearbox for some of the royal purple stuff at some point.
     
  7. badman gee

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    It's hard to get hold of the royal purple oil now ian.

    The company information you gave me don't use it anymore.

    I went for the redline that they reccomended.

    They say its the best.

    Mark
     
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    Oh ok I will bare that in mind.
     
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    i need to do that....do a post please..?
     
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    Will do Swamps, orderred the valve and filter today;

    B11111318185 - Constant pressure valve - £25.21 +vat
    B11427833769 - Oil filter set - £12.80 +vat

    Just for reference the filter set also includes the sump plug copper washer which I nearly got two of. I got 10% off those prices too with the BMW club discount.
     
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    cheers pal...thanks for the info ..looking forward to it ;)
     

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