oil choices for a hot climate

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which oil would you run in a hot climate

Motul 8100 xcess 5w40
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Motul 8100 xmax 0w40
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100%
Liqui moly leichtlauf high-tech 5w40 (with ceratec)
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No votes
Liqui moly molygen new generation 5w40 (can not be run with ceratec as is has its own unique additives built in)
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No votes
Mobil1 esp 0w40
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oil choices for a hot climate

Post by Christos » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:27 am

hi guys

this is not intended to start an oil war lol and i have read the forum sticky message regarding oils
my question is two parts:

For a hot climate such as parts of south Africa (where Im from) I have been advised that a 5w40 would be better then running a 5w30 is this true?
My car will soon be full bolt-ons without a stage 2 turbo and will see the odd track day maybe once or twice a year.

secondly which of the following would you suggest or is there anything else recommend above these:

Motul 8100 xcess 5w40
Motul 8100 xmax 0w40
Liqui moly leichtlauf high-tech 5w40 (with ceratec)
Liqui moly molygen new generation 5w40 (can not be run with ceratec as is has its own unique additives built in)
Mobil1 esp 0w40

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Re: oil choices for a hot climate

Post by Christos » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:37 am

the car in question is a 2014 m135i with 30000miles on the clock (48000km)

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Re: oil choices for a hot climate

Post by RDowson » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:37 pm

Aral SuperTronic 0W-40

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Post by maverick83 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:45 pm

Hey mate - although I can’t answer your question directly - I can only give an opinion . Which part of SA you from?

I relocated from SA (Kempton Park) 2 years ago to England, so have been taking UK advice on oil for my M135 here.

Autobahn BMW in Isando (in East Rand) always gave me the absolute best service for all my Bimmers I had in SA - and I am sure if you give them a call they will recommend the oil you can use...

I know the service manager at Sandton Auto as well, will ask him and see what he says!

I don’t recall getting BMW LongLife oil in South Africa due to the poor fuel quality (even that might have changed) and generally service intervals are a bit shorter in SA (CBS).

Hope you’ll find something, and share your findings on here!


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Re: oil choices for a hot climate

Post by Christos » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:31 am

RDowson wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:37 pm
Aral SuperTronic 0W-40
unfortunately :( this is not sold in South Africa

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Re: oil choices for a hot climate

Post by Christos » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:36 am

maverick83 wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:45 pm
Hey mate - although I can’t answer your question directly - I can only give an opinion Image. Which part of SA you from?

I relocated from SA (Kempton Park) 2 years ago to England, so have been taking UK advice on oil for my M135 here.

Autobahn BMW in Isando (in East Rand) always gave me the absolute best service for all my Bimmers I had in SA - and I am sure if you give them a call they will recommend the oil you can use...

I know the service manager at Sandton Auto as well, will ask him and see what he says!

I don’t recall getting BMW LongLife oil in South Africa due to the poor fuel quality (even that might have changed) and generally service intervals are a bit shorter in SA (CBS).

Hope you’ll find something, and share your findings on here!
Thanks Bud, would really love to hear which oil he recommends. I'm from Durban so East rand is a tad far for a service haha. :lol: All oils suitable for the N55 need to be LL01 in SA according to BMW south Africa there in England you very lucky with your superior fuel

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Re: oil choices for a hot climate

Post by RDowson » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:49 am

Christos wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:31 am
RDowson wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:37 pm
Aral SuperTronic 0W-40
unfortunately :( this is not sold in South Africa
I got mine from Germany but I suspect it would cost far more to import to South Africa.

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Re: oil choices for a hot climate

Post by Christos » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:32 am

RDowson wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:49 am
Christos wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:31 am
RDowson wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:37 pm
Aral SuperTronic 0W-40
unfortunately :( this is not sold in South Africa
I got mine from Germany but I suspect it would cost far more to import to South Africa.
Haha :lol: would be ridiculously expensive to import it to SA. of the choices i have listed what would you choose?

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Re: oil choices for a hot climate

Post by Christos » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:33 am

Has anyone tried the Pennzoil platinum euro 5w40? excellent Blackstone lab reports from people running it in the States

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Re: oil choices for a hot climate

Post by Jobe0074 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:39 am

I’m in Australia- same car as yours
Hot climate & have run motul sport 5w40 with no issues

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Re: oil choices for a hot climate

Post by Christos » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:12 pm

Jobe0074 wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:39 am
I’m in Australia- same car as yours
Hot climate & have run motul sport 5w40 with no issues
Oh great :D how long have you run it for? Is your car modded? How are oil temps compared to the standard oil

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Re: oil choices for a hot climate

Post by Jobe0074 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:59 pm

Been running it for about 45,000klms exclusively after
reading up on reports from various forums
Always been impressed by the stable temps
Never done any formal analysis on it though but the beemer has never missed a beat - saying that, I do change it out every 5-6klms
Running TMC box - catback & charge pipe
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Re: oil choices for a hot climate

Post by stag74 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:07 pm

0w40 or 5w40 really won't make any difference, for they are both the same as soon as warmed up, being 40 grade.
When cold, in a warm climate, the 0 won't be an benefit or hindrance either!
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Re: oil choices for a hot climate

Post by Christos » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:31 am

Thanks All definitely gathered from this a 40 weight is the way to go and the 0 or 5 makes no difference after establishing that, what brand should I go for? Some people have suggested an oil with high zinc for modified amcars like royal purple so not sure which oil to purchase

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Re: oil choices for a hot climate

Post by maverick83 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:54 pm

Christos wrote:
maverick83 wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:45 pm
Hey mate - although I can’t answer your question directly - I can only give an opinion Image. Which part of SA you from?

I relocated from SA (Kempton Park) 2 years ago to England, so have been taking UK advice on oil for my M135 here.

Autobahn BMW in Isando (in East Rand) always gave me the absolute best service for all my Bimmers I had in SA - and I am sure if you give them a call they will recommend the oil you can use...

I know the service manager at Sandton Auto as well, will ask him and see what he says!

I don’t recall getting BMW LongLife oil in South Africa due to the poor fuel quality (even that might have changed) and generally service intervals are a bit shorter in SA (CBS).

Hope you’ll find something, and share your findings on here!
Thanks Bud, would really love to hear which oil he recommends. I'm from Durban so East rand is a tad far for a service haha. :lol: All oils suitable for the N55 need to be LL01 in SA according to BMW south Africa there in England you very lucky with your superior fuel
Love being able to fill with 99 Octane straight from the pump - and these engines love higher octane fuel!

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