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    Full Synthetic 5w30 by valvoline - same as synpower?

    Hi everyone,

    about to replace the oil on the M and I was able to track down one 5 quart jug of synpower oil and then looking on valvolines website it says their full synthetic is “formerly synpower.” Does anyone know for sure if they are indeed the same? I don’t want to mix them if not.

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    No problem mixing, certainly not in an s52 which has no special oil requirements. Though I like liquimoly 5w40 synthetic for all non-s54 bimmers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScotcH View Post
    No problem mixing, certainly not in an s52 which has no special oil requirements. Though I like liquimoly 5w40 synthetic for all non-s54 bimmers.

    This.

    5w-40 tends to be what seems to work best for the M50 series.

    My usual go to oil is Rotella-t 5w-40 full synthetic or liqui moly 5w40.

    5w-30 weight tends to have higher oil temps and is a bit louder in the valvetrain and lifters. Just my experience over the years.
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    Yeah I switched from 5W-30 to 5W-40 years ago due to lifter tick. It seems to work better. I use the Pennzoil Platinum Euro stuff, though I may switch to Liqui moly or something due to price and the fact that both are BMW longlife-01 oils.

    https://smile.amazon.com/Liqui-Moly-.../dp/B00LIC29H6
    https://smile.amazon.com/Pennzoil-55.../dp/B00JMCCBRW
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