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      05-17-2014, 03:31 PM   #1
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N54 - Engine Oil that minimizes temp/limp

As titled. 300V is off limit as it's too damn expensive and requires more frequent changes. What I have in mind are these, but found no real info on which might be better, esp at the track. Pricing-wise they seem abt the same. Any thought?

- GC 0W-30
- Any non-300V Motul. The X-cess 5W-40?
- RLI Biosyn 5W-40 HD

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      05-17-2014, 04:13 PM   #2
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Actually, scratch the RLI. It's almost 300V pricing..

How about Belgian Castrol 0W-40?
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      05-17-2014, 08:51 PM   #3
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As titled. 300V is off limit as it's too damn expensive and requires more frequent changes. What I have in mind are these, but found no real info on which might be better, esp at the track. Pricing-wise they seem abt the same. Any thought?

- GC 0W-30
- Any non-300V Motul. The X-cess 5W-40?
- RLI Biosyn 5W-40 HD

Thanks!
I received 12 bottles of GC 0w 30 earlier this year. Haven't changed the oil yet to it as my first track day isn't till early June. I've heard it keeps the engine cooler, but I have the N55. I'll report back after my first track day. I did not experience limp mode in any of my track days last year with Mobil 1 0w 40. Then again the hottest track day I had was in the upper 80s. Think my oil temp hit close to 270 if I remember right.
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I blend M1 5w-40 and 0w-40 with favorable results. Turn the heater on, it helps more than you could ever imagine. With no cooling modifications at all, I have never had to deal with temp related limp mode. Oil temps sit around 270 on track with the heater on.
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I'd buy that one oil that includes a extra oil cooler.
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Yeah. I have the heater turned on and it only delays the inevitable slightly. Want to delay it some more with abetted engine oil.

I am already on M1 0W-40 and it isn't really that much better than the BMW OEM 5W-30, if not worse.

And dun wanna go the oil cooler route.

Thx for all the suggestions so far!
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Has anybody installed their own upgraded oil cooler?

I have a HUGE setrab unit lying around from my evo race car, thinking about retrofitting....

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