Recommended oils for BMW M44 engine
The following is a list of oils taken from Australian oil distributors that they recommend for the BMW M44 as fitted to the BMW E36 318is and 318ti.
ENGINE ARMOUR SYNTHETIC TECHNOLOGY 15W-40
ENGINE ARMOUR SYNTHETIC TECHNOLOGY 10W-40
CASTROL EDGE 0W-40 A3/B4
CASTROL MAGNATEC 10W-40
CASTROL GTX MODERN ENGINE 15W-40
Helix Ultra 5W-40
Helix HX8 Synthetic 5W-30
HPR 10 SAE 10W-50
SEMI SYNTHETIC 15W-40
FULL SYNTHETIC 10W-40 HI-TECH FAST FLOWING ENGINE OIL
FULL SYNTHETIC 15W-50 STREET & TRACK HIGH PERFORMANCE ENGINE OIL
SEMI SYNTHETIC 15W-40 MODERN EVERYDAY ENGINE OIL
SYN-X 6000 5W-40 API SN/CF
SYN - X 3000 10w40
SUPER LEICHTLAUF 10W-40
TOURING HIGH TECH 15W-40
Personally I use Castrol GTX Modern Engine 15W-40 because it is usually cheap (Supercheap Auto often have it at half price). It is a mineral oil, but I try and change it often at around every 6,000 km.
What oil do you use in your M44?