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World's Best Oils & Filters for 1997 BMW M3

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1997 BMW M3
3.2L 6-cyl Engine Code S52 Engine Code S52 B32
240 bhp. @ 6000 rpm / Torque: 236 ft. lbs. @ 3800 rpm
3.2L - Inline 6-cyl (Gasoline)

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Product Cross Reference Guide: This product cross reference guide follows recommendations outlined in your owners manual and also reflects periodic service recommendation updates from the original equipment manufacturer for this particular model (1997 BMW M3 with engine code S52) show example...

For example, the manufacturer may have recommended 5W30 motor oil at the time of production (owners manual) & later revised the recommendation to 5W20. This guide will reflect latest recommendation by the manufacturer for this model. If there are no special instructions from the manufacturer, the owner can choose to follow either one of the recommendation without voiding warranty hide example.

Optional Equipment Listing This guide lists all available equipment options such as transmission options, differentials etc. for 1997 BMW M3 with engine code S52 hide.
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Operating Temperature Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) sometimes provide different product recommendations based on operating environment temperature for a given equipment. This product cross reference guide will list such recommendations based on OEM guidelines. Some OEM recommended viscosity pertaining to a specific temperature range may not be available from AMSOIL.

However, AMSOIL products recommended for another temperature range can be safely used because AMSOIL synthetic lubricants are engineered to provide exceptional performance for significantly broader temperature range when compared to conventional & or other brand synthetic oils. For more information on a lubricants cold temperature performance; please refer to "Pour Point" from "Technical Properties" table located at the bottom of each lubricant product page hide.
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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  SM
    European Car Formula 5W-40 Improved ESP Synthetic Motor Oil (AFLQT)
    -20 To 10C  »  10W-30
    -20 To 20C  »  10W-40
    Above -15C  »  15W-40
    Below 0C  »  5W-20
    Below 10C  »  5W-30
  2. Manual Transmission

    Manual Transmission, S5D320Z (5-SPD)  »  GLS89 [1]

    All TEMPS  » 
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation

    Manual Transmission, S5D320Z (5-SPD)  »  GL-4

    All TEMPS  »  80 [2]
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation

    Manual Transmission, S5D320Z (5-SPD)  »  AF3 [3]

    All TEMPS  » 
    Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) (ATFQT)
    OE Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid (OTFQT)
  3. Automatic Transmission

  4. Rear Differential

    Limited Slip Differential, Rear  »  GLS23

    All TEMPS  » 
    Severe Gear® 75W-140 (SVOQT)

    Standard Differential, Rear  »  GLS24

    All TEMPS  » 
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)
  5. Power Steering Fluid

  6. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HBH

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [5]
  7. Clutch Fluid

    Clutch Fluid  »  HBH

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [5]
  8. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] Manual transmission which have a green label with the
    words Special Oil next to the fill plug require synthetic
    transmission fluid, Mobil SHC 630
    [2] Manual transmissions which have no label on the bell housing
    require a GL-4 SAE 80 mineral based transmission oil, or a
    reputable brand of SAE 80 which meets specifications
    MIL-L-2105.
    [3] Manual transmissions which have an orange label
    & 17mm Hex plug require Dexron II or Dexron III.
    [4] Models with combined power steering,
    hydraulic brake booster and self leveling suspension
    refer to label on top of reservoir for proper fluid
    recommendation.
    [5] Hydraulic Brake Fluid, DOT 4

  9. Capacities (Drive Train Fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  6.5 liters [1]
    Cooling System, Initial Fill  »  10.8 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, 5HP-18 Initial Fill  »  3 liters
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    5 speed 5HP-18  »  8.9 liters
    Manual Transmission, S5D320Z (5-SPD)  »  1.2 liters
    Differential, Rear  »  1.4 liters
    ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
  10. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  11. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  M22x1.5  »  45 ft/lbs
    Oil Drain Plug  »  M12x1.5  »  19 ft/lbs
    Oil Drain Plug  »  M18x1.5  »  26 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission
    Fill Plug 29-43 ft/lbs
    Drain Plug 29-43 ft/lbs

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

    Oil Filter MANN Oil Filter (HU9263X)  
    Oil Filter WIX 51160 Oil Filter  
    Air Filter MANN Air Filter (C25114)  
    Air Filter WIX 46320 Air Filter  
    Cabin Air Filter MANN Cabin Air Filter (CU2835) [1]
    Cabin Air Filter WIX 24784 Cabin Air Filter  
    Fuel Filter MANN Fuel Filter (WK5161)  
    Fuel Filter WIX 33228 Fuel Filter  

    Filter Comments
    [1] Particulate; Not all models may be outfitted with a cabin air filter. Please verify before ordering.
  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOB Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    AST Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    API P.I Performance Improver (API)

    P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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XLO 10W-40 Extended Life Synthetic Motor Oil (XLO)

AMSOIL XL Synthetic Motor Oil is the choice for those who want to do something extra for their vehicle. Its boosted formulation delivers extra cleaning power, outstanding wear control, excellent high and low temperature protection and exceptional fue...
AMO 10W-40 Premium Protection Motor Oil (AMO)

For use in both gasoline and diesel engines. Offers multi-functionality and wear protection. Ideal for applications where the extra protection of a higher-viscosity oil is desired. Excellent for motor homes and older vehicles, as well as many types o...
AFL Synthetic 5W-40 I-ESP Euro Oil (AFL)

European Car Formula 5W-40 Improved Emissions System Protection Synthetic Motor Oil (AFL) is a Mid-SAPS synthetic motor oil is specially formulated for the lubrication needs of modern European gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks. Formulated wit...
ATF Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF is engineered to outperform conventional automatic transmission fluids and exceed the performance requirements of most North American, European and Asian vehicles. This sophisticated formulation pro...
OTF OE Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid provides passenger-car/light-truck transmissions excellent wear protection, sludge resistance and extreme-temperature performance throughout original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended drain inte...
SVO 75W-140 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVO)

Formulated for the severe operating conditions of today’s pick-up trucks, SUVs, heavy equipment and other hard-working vehicles. AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are premium grade gear oils specifically engi...
SVG 75W 90 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVG)

Formulated for the severe operating conditions of today’s pick-up trucks, SUVs, heavy equipment and other hard-working vehicles. AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are premium grade gear oils specifically engi...
BFLV DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (BFLV)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moi...
ANTPC Passenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANT Antifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
mann oil filter MANN-FILTERS Oil Filters

Oil filters from MANN-FILTER purify oil of dirt and solid particles such as dust, abraded metal, carbon deposits and soot particles. The filter housing is pressure-resistant, protected against corrosion and features a long-life elastomer seal. Use Part Number drop down to select filter.
mann fuel filter MANN-FILTERS Fuel Filters

MANN-FILTER fuel filters provide unsurpassed operational safety for engines, reliably protecting the delicate injection mechanism and the carburetor while removing unwanted contaminants from the fuel.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
48
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
90,000 miles (144,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
72
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
90,000 miles (144,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
72
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oxygen sensor
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: In a computer-controlled, fuel-injected vehicle, a sensor mounted in the exhaust stream that relays air/fuel ratio information to the fuel control computer that allows the computer to make adjustments.
Distance:
120,000 miles (192,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
96
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
135,000 miles (216,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
108
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
150,000 miles (240,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
120
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
180,000 miles (288,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
144
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
180,000 miles (288,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
144
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
200,000 miles (320,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oxygen sensor
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: In a computer-controlled, fuel-injected vehicle, a sensor mounted in the exhaust stream that relays air/fuel ratio information to the fuel control computer that allows the computer to make adjustments.
Distance:
210,000 miles (336,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
168
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
225,000 miles (360,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
180
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
240,000 miles (384,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
192
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
270,000 miles (432,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
216
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
270,000 miles (432,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
216
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
300,000 miles (480,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oxygen sensor
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: In a computer-controlled, fuel-injected vehicle, a sensor mounted in the exhaust stream that relays air/fuel ratio information to the fuel control computer that allows the computer to make adjustments.
Distance:
300,000 miles (480,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
240
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

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