In Reply to: Oil questions for E46? posted by Ed on October 22, 1999 at 18:13:16:
: My service manual said use BMW long life oil
: (07 511 470 407), but my dealer said use BMW high performance oil (5W-40), 07 51 0002 545.
: So witch one should I use?
Your dealer is WRONG !!!!!
High performance oil is BMW's conventional oil, not synthetic. Your E46 manual stipulates BMW long life oil (synthetic) for the extended oil change 15,000 mileage. Absolutely amazing that being BME dealer they are ignorant about this.