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2012 BMW Z4
2.0L 4-cyl Engine Code N20 Engine Code N20B20A Turbo
240 bhp. @ 5000 rpm / Torque: 260 ft. lbs. @ 1250 rpm
16 Valves Double Overhead Camshaft Variable Valve Timing
2.0L - Inline 4-cyl Code: N20 (Gasoline engine w/ Turbocharger)

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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 (2012 BMW Z4 with engine code N20) 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.

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  1. Engine Oil

  2. Manual Transmission

    Manual Transmission, S6-17BG (6-SPD)  »  GLS56 [1]

    All TEMPS  » 
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation
  3. Automatic Transmission

  4. Rear Differential

    Limited Slip Differential, Rear 188L  »  GLSF1 [2]

    All TEMPS  » 
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation

    Standard Differential, Rear 215/215LW  »  GLSF0 [3]

    All TEMPS  » 
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation

    Standard Differential, Rear 215/215LW  »  GLSF1 [2]

    All TEMPS  » 
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation

    Limited Slip Differential, Rear 215/215LW  »  GLSF1 [2]

    All TEMPS  » 
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation

    Limited Slip Differential, Rear 215/215LW  »  GLSF0 [3]

    All TEMPS  » 
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation

    Limited Slip Differential, Rear 188L  »  GLSF0 [3]

    All TEMPS  » 
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation

    Standard Differential, Rear 188L  »  GLSF0 [3]

    All TEMPS  » 
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation

    Standard Differential, Rear 188L  »  GLSF1 [2]

    All TEMPS  » 
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation
  5. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HBH

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

    Clutch Fluid  »  HBH

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

    [1] Use MTF-LT-3, BMW P/N 83 22 2 339 221. Ensure
    correct fluid is used by referring to the label on the
    transmission.
    [2] Up to model year 07/2011
    [3] As of model year 07/2011
    [4] Use BMW P/N 81 22 0 142 156 (12 oz.) or
    BMW P/N 81 22 0 142 155 (1 gallon). If unavailable, use a
    low viscosity DOT 4 brake fluid.

  8. Capacities (Drive Train Fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  5 liters [1]
    Cooling System, With AT Initial Fill  »  8.5 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Cooling System, With MT Initial Fill  »  8.2 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, GA8HP45Z Initial Fill  »  Not Specified [2]
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    8 speed GA8HP45Z  »  Not Specified
    Manual Transmission, S6-17BG (6-SPD)  »  1.3 liters
    Differential, 188L Rear  »  1 liters
    Differential, 215/215LW Rear  »  1.2 liters
    ANTPC ANT ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
    [2] Carry out oil level check in accordance with instructions
    from a scan tool.
  9. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  10. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  6 ft/lbs [1]
    Manual Transmission GS6-17BG [2]
    Fill Plug 33 ft/lbs
    Drain Plug 33 ft/lbs

    Torque Specification Comments
    [1] Replace oil drain plug. If the new oil drain plug does not
    latch after tightening to specified torque, the drain plug
    must be positioned so the latch mechanism is aligned.
    [2] 18mm x 1.5mm Thread

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

    No Recommendations
  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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EFM 5W-40 FS European Motor Oil (EFM)

Specially Formulated for European Gasoline and Diesel Engines. AMSOIL Synthetic European Motor Oil provides exceptional performance and protection for gasoline and diesel European vehicles. It meets a wide variety of specifications and carries multip...
EFO 0W-40 FS European Motor Oil (EFO)

Specially Formulated for European Gasoline and Diesel Engines. AMSOIL Synthetic European Motor Oil provides exceptional performance and protection for gasoline and diesel European vehicles. It meets a wide variety of specifications and carries multip...
ATL Signature Series Fuel-Efficient Synthetic ATF

A fuel efficient automatic transmission fluid recommended for GM, Ford and Toyota transmissions where lighter viscosity oil is required. Provides the same excellent protection and performance as AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle ATF. Recommended ...
OTL OE Series Fuel-Efficient 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...
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...

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
24
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
36,000 miles (57,600 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
36
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
48
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
72,000 miles (115,200 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
72
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
90,000 miles (144,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
72
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
108,000 miles (172,800 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
108
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
120,000 miles (192,000 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:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
144,000 miles (230,400 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
144
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
150,000 miles (240,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
120
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
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:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
180,000 miles (288,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
180
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
200,000 miles (320,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
210,000 miles (336,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
168
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
216,000 miles (345,600 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
216
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
240,000 miles (384,000 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:
240,000 miles (384,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
192
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
252,000 miles (403,200 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
252
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
270,000 miles (432,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
216
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
288,000 miles (460,800 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
288
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
300,000 miles (480,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
300,000 miles (480,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
240
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
2012-10-01
Bulletin Number:
SB-1214
NHTSA Item Number:
10049439

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: vehicles needs diagnosing for n63 misfire faults when service engine soon lamp is illuminated. Lack of diagnosing engine or fuel system could cause incorrect diagnosis and repeated repair attempts. No models or model years listed. ( nhtsa item number - 10049439 ).

Bulletin Date:
2012-11-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-12-18-12
NHTSA Item Number:
10049679

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: if bsd communication is disrupted, oil level sensor data is no longer received by dme. Bsd communication fault(s), after repairs are shortly set, requires removal of ignition harness from cylinder head cover. All models. No model ( nhtsa item number - 10049679 ).

Bulletin Date:
2013-03-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-61-13-05
NHTSA Item Number:
10052012

Component Description: Electrical system:battery.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: battery has an increased demand due to developemental process of the electrical system. This is causing the batter to need to undergo an energy diagnosis. ( nhtsa item number - 10052012 ).

Bulletin Date:
2014-06-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-84-03-14
NHTSA Item Number:
10056099

Component Description: (A) Communication., (B) Electrical system: software.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: when using iphone, various connectivity failures occur, such as disconnection of call, list of contacts incomplete, due to the variants and software used. Model 2008-2014. ( nhtsa item number - 10056099 ).

Bulletin Date:
2015-06-01
Bulletin Number:
SIB-24-02-15
NHTSA Item Number:
10058551

Component Description: (A) Power train:automatic transmission., (B) Power train:manual transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Bmw: on transmission side, in some vehicles, the transmission fluid is leaking around the area of the oil cooler lines causing unfavorable cooling line connection tolerances to damage o rings. Model e84 (x1), e89 (z4), f22 & 23 (2 series) ( nhtsa item number - 10058551 ).

Bulletin Date:
2015-07-01
Bulletin Number:
11 13 15
NHTSA Item Number:
10058986

Component Description: Equipment.

Service Bulletin Summary: The plastic oil filter might fail which will cause a leakage to the internal and /or external engine oil or coolant ( nhtsa item number - 10058986 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

#
1
Make(s):
BMW
Model(s):
ACTIVEE, Z4
Year(s):
2011, 2012
Manufacturer:
BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC
NHTSA ID:
12V302000
Recall Date:
June 28th, 2012
Units Affected:
162

Affected Component: Steering:electric power assist system.

Summary: Bmw is recalling certain model year 2011 1-series active e and model year 2012 z4 vehicles. Variations in electrical current may occur within the electric power steering assistance system, leading to sudden loss of power steering assistance. .

Conequence: Sudden loss of steering assistance may increase the steering effort required to control the direction of a vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. .

Remedy: Bmw will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering assistance module, free of charge. The safety recall began during july 2012. Owners may contact bmw customer relations at 1-800-525-7417. .

Notes: Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153).

#
2
Make(s):
BMW
Model(s):
320I, 328I, 528I, X1 SAV, X3, Z4
Year(s):
2012, 2013, 2014
Manufacturer:
BMW of North America, LLC
NHTSA ID:
13V454000
Recall Date:
September 26th, 2013
Units Affected:
76,191

Affected Component: Service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum | service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings.

Summary: Bmw of north america llc (bmw) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 320i, 328i, 320i xdrive, and 328i xdrive sedans; model year 2014 328i xdrive sports wagons; model year 2012-2013 528i and 528i xdrive sedans, model year 2013-2014 x1 sdrive28i and x1 xdrive28i vehicles and model year 2012-2014 z4 sdrive28i roadsters. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail. .

Conequence: A failure of the brake vacuum pump results in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash. .

Remedy: Bmw will notify owners, and dealers will modify the vehicles to prevent insufficient vacuum pump lubrication, free of charge. The safety recall began on january 31, 2014. Owners may contact bmw customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email bmw at customerrelations@bmwusa. Com. .

Notes: Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

#
3
Make(s):
BMW
Model(s):
320I, 328I, 428I, 528I, X1 SAV, X3, Z4
Year(s):
2012, 2013, 2014
Manufacturer:
BMW of North America, LLC
NHTSA ID:
14V627000
Recall Date:
October 7th, 2014
Units Affected:
8,988

Affected Component: Service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum | service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings.

Summary: Bmw of north america llc (bmw) is recalling certain model year 2014 bmw 328i xdrive sports wagon, 2012-2014 bmw 320i sedan, 328i sedan, 320i xdrive sedan, 328i xdrive sedan, 2012-2013 bmw 528i sedan, 528i xdrive sedan, 2013-2014 bmw x1 sdrive28i, x1 xdrive28i sports activity vehicle, 2013-2014 bmw x3 xdrive28i sports activity vehicle, 2012-2014 bmw z4 sdrive28i roadster, and 2014 bmw 428i coupe, and 428i xdrive coupe. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail. Note: this recall is an expansion of recall 13v-454. .

Conequence: A failure of the brake vacuum pump results in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash. .

Remedy: Bmw will notify owners, and dealers will install a locking ring in the camshaft to retain the camshaft seal disk in the proper location, free of charge. The recall began on december 2, 2014. Owners may contact bmw customer service at 1-800-525-7417. .

Notes: Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

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