I ran 5w40 and 15w40 and for some reason I decided to try 0w40 because towards the end of my oil change my lifters were a little loud on start up. R-134a; 2000 Z3 — 29. Models with 8-cylinder engine Raise and support front of vehicle. The manual says 5w30 or 5w40. It had an oil and oil filter change in April this year prior to the brake servo vacuum hose problem and wonder if I simply get another oil change and new filters again if this might solve the problem of the noise that sounds like tappets My bmw motorbike does the same — but that is ancient!! Allow engine oil to drain until it stops dripping. Figure 2 Using a 17mm wrench, remove oil drain plug. There is not much traffic there yet, but the folks that hive signed up might be able to add some insight.
Can you identify the physical location of the noise hard to call when moving. It might just take some time to clear up and start throwing random trouble codes as it moves through the process. With any oil, the lubricating properties of diminish as the oil ages and gets dirtier. No offense intended but this is extremely unlikely. Could that be an issue with the oil I'm using or fuel pumps? Thank you for your reply! I appreciate your inputs and any advise you have for me…. Have you changed the oil after purchasing the car? Worst decision ever, my lifters ticked constantly until I drained it a week later and put 15w40 with some Lucas synthetic oil stabilizer in it. I'm not the gentlest driver and tow a 3500 lb trailer with it.
The other technical details about oil are really interesting and I might discuss some of them in another posting. You can purchase straight weight oils such as 30-weight , but these are used less commonly these days. Install oil drain plug with new sealing washer and torque to 25 Nm 18 ft-lb. For engines that consume oil such as some older M52s or M54, we have had great success with the M1 High Mileage 10W-40. I changed the coil packs and spark plugs at 100k miles.
A second person holds up the funnel and pours while you are under the car watching the fill hole. This easily seen in the following photo. Most of the access doors are missing from vehicles I work on. The multifunction iDrive interface integrates the audio, climate and navigation systems. Nothing from a dead stop, it actually runs great and accelerate pretty fast! I would wait until you get other issues resolved first.
My 2001 530i with 112k on it just purrs. Besides all that, 5 Series buyers can opt for Active Roll Stabilization part of the Sport package , which uses adaptive shocks to reduce body roll when rounding a corner, and Active Front Steering, which adjusts both the steering ratio and the amount of power assist for optimum feel and control under varying driving conditions. Thanks for pointing this out! So 5w40 oil will act as like 5-weight oil at cold temperature and 40-weight oil at high temperature. The 0w-40 oil is a bit pricey though as it does not come in the 5qt jugs. In normal mode, it seems like the throttle body opens too slow, which you would only notice coming off idle. Any noises from within an engine are disturbing.
Having great car that runs poorly is frustrating. R-134a; See Under Hood Decal 2009 8 Cyl. Since I am over 100k miles, I switched to Mobil 1 10w-40 Hi Mileage - it's an A3 rated full synthetic oil and the product data sheet confirms that it more than up to the task of lubing my Bimmer. Then all products will be at the reduced prices. Now the manufacturers have moved to thinner oils to meet fuel economy ratings and have adjuster their internal engine tolerances accordingly. The forums on this site are new and additional people are signing up each day. This allows oil in filter housing and filter to drain into engine oil pan.
Changing your engine oil is one of the most frequent and basic tasks you will perform on your E39. Run engine for 2-3 minutes to warm engine oil. See our tech article on jacking up your vehicle. Can you identify the physical location of the noise hard to call when moving. Up until that point, it was serviced by the dealer. Did you find this posting useful? Close oil drain plug access door.
The top-of-the-line 550i sedan features a 4. Many times these fluids are ignored and are kept past their useful life. If so, consider making a donation. So, what should you buy? The car is perfect other than that. Now, several brands are available, including Castrol.
High-load ticking can also be be an exhaust leak caused when gaskets separate slightly when the engine flexes against its mounts under torque. I will be taking it into the dealer for an oil change to see what they say about the constant noise. I run premium gas in all of ours. I will be buying the oil, oil filter, and if needed the crushable drain plug seal, and taking the car to a local shop that a friend owns and having him change the oil. Note that the wagon also comes with a self-leveling rear suspension to help balance the heavier cargo loads it's apt to carry. Looking around a bit on message boards, I found this thread that discusses oil for your specific car: I would stick with non-synthetic oil, unless it is already using synthetic, because using synthetic in an older engine that never used it can result in oil leaks.