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I took my 1996 BMW Z3 4cyl to Jiffy lube for an oil change.. I requested Pennzoil Ultra Syn oil.. They used 5W20 oil? I called them to ask why, and they said it was all they had, but according to their electronic manual, was OK for this engine... My owners manual reccommends 5W30 for cold temps, and 15W40 for warmer temps... This oil change was almost $90.00, will it be OK, or do I need to get it changed???

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I agree with the previous expert.

Get the oil changed. Use what the manufacturer recommends. Your engine is designed for a specific viscosity, and you need to adhere to the manufacturer's specifications. Nowadays, oil does much more than 'lubricate the engine'. The oil moves the variable valve timing, and a host of other tasks.

Viscosity is important.

Too thin, too much volume. Too heavy, to little volume.

...Will it be OK? I would think so, but, you really need to get the right oil in it, Make Jiffy Lube change it for free. They screwed up. Not you.

Posted on Aug 04, 2010

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I'm not a BMW expert, but that weight of oil is too thin for the middle of summer. They should have never used it. Suggest you get it changed.

Posted on Aug 03, 2010

Testimonial: "That is what I thought also, but wanted some expert advise before i take the car back to Jiffy Lube... Thanks!"

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