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      10-21-2019, 08:33 PM   #1
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Which oil for the M50i ?

Does anyone know what the recommended engine oil is for the M50i? The owners manual is pretty useless in this regard.
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Does anyone know what the recommended engine oil is for the M50i? The owners manual is pretty useless in this regard.
Is there a sticker on the underside of the hood?
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      11-27-2019, 07:22 AM   #3
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I don't have my car yet, but I dug into it last night. BMW recommends 0W40, and if I recall, the M50i holds 11 quarts of oil. Now, that doesn't necessarily mean it will take all 11 quarts, there are many variables.

Personally, I use Royal Purple after personally seeing it's advantages on the racetrack. I trust it. Just my opinion though.

I just ordered a case (12 quarts) of Royal Purple 0W40 on Amazon, as well as a Mann filter... as I have every intention of doing the first oil change around 1500 miles.
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I don't have my car yet, but I dug into it last night. BMW recommends 0W40, and if I recall, the M50i holds 11 quarts of oil. Now, that doesn't necessarily mean it will take all 11 quarts, there are many variables.

Personally, I use Royal Purple after personally seeing it's advantages on the racetrack. I trust it. Just my opinion though.

I just ordered a case (12 quarts) of Royal Purple 0W40 on Amazon, as well as a Mann filter... as I have every intention of doing the first oil change around 1500 miles.
Just to follow up on this, my under hood sticker, as well as the Owners Manual, recommended 0W30.
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