R53 Summer oil recommendation

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  1. krushmoto

    krushmoto New Member

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    With the warmer weather approaching wanted to ask you all what's your recommendation for oil grade?
    I'm here in the outer boroughs of NYC doing 97% local travel. I've been using 5W30 all year round but have been thinking of using a heavier grade oil due to all the local driving in the warm weather.
    Any recommendations or should I just keep with the 5W?

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  2. DneprDave

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    Just use the recommended oil year round, that's the reason they have multi viscosity oil, so you don't have to use summer and winter oil.
     
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  3. MCS02

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    5W30 is what I run all year
     
  4. Crashton

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    0w40 full synthetic is what I have used for years. The brand I use is Mobile 1. I've used it for track, back road bombing & chugging along to the grocery store.

    You do realize that this will generate a million opinions. LOL ;)

    As long as you use a good quality oil you will be fine. What you are using now will work all year. Just make sure to change it when needed & check your oil at least once a week.
     
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    All of the above.........:)
     
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    I’ve seen some very heated responses to oil questions on other sites. The civility shone here is a testament to the caliber of individuals who use this site.
     
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  8. Dave.0

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    5w30 is fine just change it more often. Like 4-5 k not 8-15k. Clean oil is more important than the type of oil, as MINI’s love clean oil.
     
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    The price of oil and a oil filter is minuscule compared to the cost to repair the damage caused by not changing your oil often enough.
     
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  10. krushmoto

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    Thanks for the response everyone. I'll stick with good 'ol 5W30 and my usual 5K intervals since it's mostly city driving.

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