This oil change package for E46 M3, MZ3 with S54, and Z4M uses Red Line 10W60 synthetic oil and an OEM Mahle oil filter. This oil is recommended for warmer climates or track use where the extra thickness will better coat critical surfances. This kit includes everything you need for a standard oil change.
- 6 quarts of Red Line 10W60 synthetic motor oil
- 1 OEM Mahle oil filter kit
Red Line 10W60 is a high performance engine oil and a better alternative to the current high efficiency BMW 10W60 in the S54. It's SL/SM/SN and ACEA A3/B3/B4 rated and has higher ratings for viscosity at high temps and HTHS resistance (High Temperature, High Sheer) than the discontinued Castrol TWS 10W60. For regular street use we prefer the Red Line 15W50 because of its lighter flow at cold temps (despite the 15W rating). Red Line Oil has proven over many years of use in our own track vehicles, race cars, and street cars/trucks to provide unmatched long-life protection. With BMW shifting its focus to high efficiency oil formulas, the need for a high performance motor oil is greater than ever. Our recommended oil change interval is 5,000-6,000 miles with regular used oil analysis.
The Mahle oil filter kit includes the filter, two cap o-rings, and a drain plug crush seal. We insist on OEM or Original BMW filters for our customers. Mahle is an OE supplier to BMW for this and other filters found in your BMW. As an original supplier, Mahle's filter products meet or exceed the requirements from BMW. They are engineered for the correct fit and filtration needs of the S54 Motorsport six-cylinder engine.
If you proactively maintain your car, and take interest in its care and performance, there are several other things to check during a routine oil change (aka Inspection I service):top off and inspect other fluids: power steering, other hydraulic fluids, coolant, brake fluid (replace annually)clean or replace engine air filter (replace annually)clean or replace cabin air filter (replace annually)set all tire pressures, including your spare (if equipped)inspect brake pads and rotorsinspect serpentine belts for crackinginspect all hoses, including power steering, for leaks or poor fitmentinspect intake boots for cracks or leaksTake this opportunity to inspect the general condition of the engine bay and chassis. Staying ahead of problems, even minor ones, will help avoid major issues in the future. As well as help you get the most enjoyment from BMW ownership.
BMW Fitments: 3 Series
E46 (99-05) > M3Z Series
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 M - S54Z Series
E85 / E86 Z4 (03-08) > Z4 M