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      11-03-2012, 09:58 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Rob///M5
Originally Posted by jphughan
It should be:

- Engine oil
- Differential oil
- Gearbox oil ONLY if 6MT; DCT is "lifetime"
- Disable "break-in mode", which for the first time on the M5 is a special ECU mode.

For engine oil, make sure they don't use the 10W-60 oil that almost all other M cars have always used. Since it sounds like this dealership doesn't know what they're talking about, you should stress this. The X5M, X6M, 1M, and now the M5 all use I believe 0W-30. Verify that exact viscosity in your owner's manual and make absolutely certain that you don't get a tech who says, "It's an M car, so it must use 10W-60."
In the US BMW service will probably use 5W30, which is acceptable.
Exactly that's what they used on mine. 5W30
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