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Old Feb 15th, 2014, 09:51 AM
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The best oil to use??? In r 56 cooper s

I now use castrol edge 00-40 new stuff. Is this the best oil?
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I use Castrol Edge 0W-30 for my JCW but used this in my S also.
Not sure if it is the best oil but this is what my main dealer uses and recommends.
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thanks for the info. does yours burn any oil?
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I burn oil rapidly! I think more than it should to be honest!
Probably about a litre every 2-3K.
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mines about the same mate. it is normal i belive? just had it remapped aswell the little thing gets so hot its unreal!! the bonnet you cant even touch in places when ive been giving it some stick!
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Just make sure you use Synthetic oil that meets the BMW LL-01 specs, not all do. An oil change vs no oil change is good but You will get better MPG, More Power and a Smoother Running Happy motor with the correct spec Mini oil!
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I am a mechanic by profession and i used the Red line oil in my Mini Cooper.It works better in my car and i also used it in other cars.Oils are all a like but it depends only on the mileage of car.So you can also use it in your Mini.But i advise you to change your oil for every 3000 miles so it give you a comfortable drive.
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Recent trip to dealer with my 06 S, beckoned by that yellow SES timer resulted in a 2nd Oxy sensor (1st faulty) under warr, but also yielded a page of "recommendeds" totalling $3700, 2 of which were oil leaks - oilpan & crank position sensor O ring - which I opted to do. However, on way home saw that "oil life" hadn't been reset with 12K remaining, which got me thinking: if it was clean/new looking was I sure they'd installed new, and could this be why no reset of life? I also use "Restore" in my vehicles, as old habit, so was that gone? Since there was no oil item on invoice called next day & was told new oil was 5 w 30 "Mini oil," so I wonder if anyone here knows who makes this or anything else about it, as underhood recommendation is Castrol. Is this a cost saving "house oil?" Dealer's not close or I'd go ask...
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I use Castrol Edge 5W-40
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