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10W60 oil, is it too thick?
01-12-2011, 05:46 PM,
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RE: 10W60 oil, is it too thick?
(01-12-2011, 05:45 PM)rick540 Wrote:
(01-12-2011, 01:06 PM)Fordkoppie Wrote: I know you said that the oil takes longer to heat up, but does the oil run a little hotter then usual when on operating temp or is it still the same as with the 10W40??
Reason - According to the last service there is TWS in mine and it would sit dead centre on 100deg when doing 120 with the cruise control. When dropping to 4th and taking it up to redline, it would sit at 120 deg. Seems a little high.

It sits at 90/95, last Sunday I thrashed the heck out of it, oil temp goes to 100 and the second I slow it drops to 90 again.

I've never seen the guage over 100 even when really pushing it, and have no idea why.

Also you are inland, I am at the coast


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09-12-2011, 05:47 PM,
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Rick@ What about the ticking sound at idle (lifters), has that gone away since using 10w60? I always get that noise after pushing hard, that's why I'm considering the Castrol Edge...

Isn't LZ using 10w60 (LiquiMoly) in his E39?

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09-12-2011, 06:02 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-12-2011, 06:04 PM by rick540.)
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RE: 10W60 oil, is it too thick?
(09-12-2011, 05:47 PM)sclass Wrote: Rick@ What about the ticking sound at idle (lifters), has that gone away since using 10w60? I always get that noise after pushing hard, that's why I'm considering the Castrol Edge...

Isn't LZ using 10w60 (LiquiMoly) in his E39?

My car has shims for lifters so they are quiet even if I put milk in there Rollsmile

The 10W60 has solved all my other issues, in fact the difference is quite dramatic, much more than I expected. Oil useage has dropped by about 90% so it was probably sucking the thinner oil through somwhere.

Different engines will respond in different ways to the thicker oil, but it should help if the lifters are noisy after a hard run.


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09-12-2011, 06:15 PM,
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RE: 10W60 oil, is it too thick?
Lol at the milk Biglol

Thanks for the insight, I've got somethings to think about before my next oil service...and not driving hard ISN'T one of them Rollsmile

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12-12-2011, 11:01 PM,
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RE: 10W60 oil, is it too thick?
I'm using Castrol Edge Sport 10w60 in '28. Its quiet-ish, doesnt smoke any more and hardly chows through oil. I did notice the fuel consumption go up a tad (it could be through my driving also). Also I does take longer for the car to heat up, so I let it idle a bit esp in the morning.

For some idiotic reason I have this thought that I need to drive hard all the time, it could be oil causing my brain to do that. I would be careful using that oil. :p


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12-12-2011, 11:47 PM,
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RE: 10W60 oil, is it too thick?
By careful do you mean things like longer idle time and maybe restraining ones self from prematurely gunning it?
All I want is 'gunning it' protection Rollsmile

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13-12-2011, 07:15 PM,
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RE: 10W60 oil, is it too thick?
(12-12-2011, 11:47 PM)sclass Wrote: By careful do you mean things like longer idle time and maybe restraining ones self from prematurely gunning it?
All I want is 'gunning it' protection Rollsmile

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13-12-2011, 07:16 PM,
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RE: 10W60 oil, is it too thick?
With this stuff in I let the oil reach the full 90 degrees then the gunning can happen.

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13-12-2011, 07:19 PM, (This post was last modified: 13-12-2011, 07:22 PM by Lev.)
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RE: 10W60 oil, is it too thick?
@rick I agree with you. But to be honest I sit in a lot of traffic. Dont really have much gunning time.


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13-12-2011, 08:34 PM,
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RE: 10W60 oil, is it too thick?
I also wait until the oil is at 90 before giving it the beans. I'm running TWS but I would like to get the oil cooler serviced. I think its not coolong enough
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13-12-2011, 10:49 PM,
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(13-12-2011, 08:34 PM)heven Wrote: I also wait until the oil is at 90 before giving it the beans. I'm running TWS but I would like to get the oil cooler serviced. I think its not coolong enough

I notice the Edge takes forever to get to 90 degrees, where the HX5 got there fast, so it's something to do with the oil itself.


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14-12-2011, 07:10 AM,
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RE: 10W60 oil, is it too thick?
interesting...
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14-12-2011, 07:17 AM,
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RE: 10W60 oil, is it too thick?
Most people say that for our cars 10W60 is wrong. Its just I personally fell that its a good all round oil. Yes it does take longer to heat up, but do you drive you car mostly when the engine is cold or hot? I think its hot. Maybe its just cold for 10mins. Then the rest of the journey its hots. So in these hot conditions I feel 10W60 is best.
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15-08-2014, 11:21 PM,
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Out of a matter of interest, the guys running 10w-60 in their E36 M3's, how are your cars performing? Any issues yet with this grade of oil the dealers are recommending/ using?
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15-08-2014, 11:33 PM,
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RE: THE OIL THREAD (all oil related info)
what bout Prolong ?

iv been using it in most of my cars with no issues to date Thumbs

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