In Reply to: So I guess no solution to oil consumption then? posted by Jay on April 27, 2000 at 07:35:31:
The new M5 uses "only" 10W60 Synthetic oil made for BMW by CASTROL. I personally wouldn't mind trying this oil myself in the M3 but I'm not all that pleased with the spread of 50 (60-10=50) in the viscosity rating. Also, the wholesale cost of this oil is $8.95 per quart!
I haven't decided what synthetic oil I will use in my M3 in the future. I have been using BMW's 5W40 synthetic oil and have enough for one more oil and filter change.