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New member here and just got a '99 9-3 with 106k miles on it. I live in southern California, so no extreme heat or cold. I am not going to be driving the car hard at all. I tried reading through a lot of these posts but wound up more confused than anything. Could I get some recommendations on which oil I should use? Thanks for any input!
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Use whatever the manual says as far as weight and specification.

I believe this is a Turbo. Did previous owner use full synthetic?


This is what seems like a relevant thread. Seems to say stay away from 0W oils, especially in hot climes. I have always used 0W-40 in my 2004-2011 9-3 but yours is a different generation. I had a 1996 but non Turbo.

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100k + i'd be using a 5w/40 oil..
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100k + i'd be using a 5w/40 oil..

It is >100k. Any ideas if it would be better to use the full synthetic valvoline (synpower) 5w40 or to go with the maxlife synthetic blend 10w40?
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Full synthetic is, of course, better.
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Full synthetic is, of course, better.

Got it. Thanks!
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