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hey All

I have a 330ci coupe, 2000 (M54 engine)

I have noticed my 330ci is burning a lot on engine oil of late, prob aropund 1lt per 1000-1500 miles - BMW say this is within tolerance and from I have read not uncommon. My car is due an oil service and i was thinking of changing to a higher viscocity oil that I have been advised may cure the problem.

I currenltly use Castrol edge 0w 30 and was cosndiering changing to 5w 30.

A local independent specialist say they use oil from Morris Lubricants...what the hell is that stuff - never heard of it before in my life and not approved by BMW.

What grade oil are you using - keen to know other M54 oil consumption figurs too..
 

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1ltr for approx 1,000 miles is accepted as the norm as it appears to be common with BMWs.

However, having read this part in your first post;

I have noticed my 330ci is burning a lot on engine oil of late
Was you car using significantly less oil or no oil for every 1,000/1,5000miles before as you mention 'as of late' or has it always been like this?
 

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1ltr for approx 1,000 miles is accepted as the norm as it appears to be common with BMWs.

However, having read this part in your first post;



Was you car using significantly less oil or no oil for every 1,000/1,5000miles before as you mention 'as of late' or has it always been like this?
I think it has started using a little more recently - it is due an oil service - ff that makes any difference.

Car is running very well though.
 

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hey All

A local independent specialist say they use oil from Morris Lubricants...what the hell is that stuff - never heard of it before in my life and not approved by BMW.

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Morris of Shrewsbury. Quite well known in the world of competition motorcycling, sponsor a lot of the TT boys.....
 

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hey All

A local independent specialist say they use oil from Morris Lubricants...what the hell is that stuff - never heard of it before in my life and not approved by BMW.

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Morris of Shrewsbury. Quite well known in the world of competition motorcycling, sponsor a lot of the TT boys.....
Does anyone know if their 5w30 meets BMW specifications....?
 

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can't say I ever heard of that but it sounds ok having looked at the link that Mark posted up.
 

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im running 5w-30 royal purple :thumbsup
 

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Hi, I've also got an oil question. I'm afriad my car's a bit mroe modest than yours though! 1996 E36 318 iS (M44).

Which oil should I be using? The owner's handbook says 5W30 is suitable for air temps -20 to 20C if I remember rightly, but 10 or 15W40 suits -10 to 30 which surely is more appropriate for the UK?

However when i searched for oil on Opieoil.co.uk most of their recommendations were 0 or 5W40. A dealer said they would always use Castrol XLR (?) 0W30 or Mobil 1 5W30.

I'm confused! I know I want a good brand of fully-syn but have no idea about the viscosity spec. Can anyone help out?
 

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TBH mate mine did that.... I used to put my foot down only way to get more oil to ya miles is drive like a granny... but its a 330ci. Ive investigated it quite a bit and seems its just something about that engine... i could be wrong.
 
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