General question although the car is OT. My son has a new M Series BMW
and is in Germany. The dealer charged
him 240 Euro for the oil during the oil change. I need to know if
there is any other source for the oil at a cheaper price. In Fl. a
dealer charged us $130 for 12 Qt case which he took back to Germany
after Thanksgiving holidays.
Castrol website doesn't even mention it except on their UK pages.
There they refer to it as CASTROL EDGE 10W-60 Oil.
I read also BMW may be using Mobil Synthetic as a replacement in the
future but no word from BMW yet.
Anyone useing this or similar oil? Any ideas where to get it?
Sure, let's resort to name calling and racial slurs...
What was so wrong in my suggestion to check with the bmw guys who use this
type of oil more often than audi guys do? Apart from that, I also provided
him with a source of this oil in Germany. Sue me.
O yeah, we also met at one of the local audi meets at Reston Town Center
back in 2002 or 3. Maybe you can save the rest of your complements until
next time we meet, so that you can tell it to my face.
Pete, is that you?; now I remember. You were very helpful to me when I was
looking for some Audi enthusiasts in Virginia.
1) My apologies for the remark. I guess I should not attempt to write when
I'm under a nasty cold episode and popping lots of Antihistamine pills!.
2) let me explain why I was upset about your comment. I noticed in recent
years that some people (not you) are consistent in attacking other people if
they did not think the question is posted to the appropriate NG (and this
happens far more regularly from Europe). How come you're using a news portal
Again, my apologies
No prob. We all have our moods now and then. I admit that my responses
can be a bit blunt sometimes.
I'm active on some Polish newsgroups, and some of the US news servers
don't seem to have full coverage of them (some of the posts are
missing). On top of that, I was in PL from 2003 to 2005 and just didn't
bother to switch to a different news server since my return. :)
And his son was stuffed at that price too. But then who'd go to a BMW dealer for
an *oil change* ????
That's about $300 !
Even Mobil One synthetic ( most ppl reckon it's the best ) is 'only' around $60
per 4 litres ( about a US gallon ).
Try looking at Veedol http://www.veedol.de/ or Aral
http://www.aral-lubricants.com/lubricants/com - they are all the
same company with the same products, just different branding for
Castrol Formula RS Performance & Protection 10W60 fully
synthetic ester, API: SL/CF, ACEA: A3, B3, B4 (this has been
replaced by Castrol EDGE Sport 10W60) - these are for older
perfomance and modified cars - not to be confused with Castrol
EDGE 10W60 (no "sport" - this is the proper stuff for M series
BMWs from m/y2000)
Don't know if any of these are M series BMW approved, but have a
Agip Racing 10W60 fully synthetic
Sunoco Synturo Racing 10W60 synthetic
Valvoline Racing 10W60 synthetic
I'd be very careful about what oil he tips into his new motor -
European manufacturers are know to do oil analysis for any engine
related warranty repairs.
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