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    2008 BMW M3, BMW TwinPower Turbo 10W-60, 4966 mi

    Pic is incorrect. Here’s the correct one.
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    2008 BMW M3, BMW TwinPower Turbo 10W-60, 4966 mi

    Leaking and using. Not sure how much of each. Haven’t seen the plugs in a bit. Don’t forget there were 4 track days on this oil.
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    2008 BMW M3, BMW TwinPower Turbo 10W-60, 4966 mi

    Previous UOA here. 125133 miles on the engine at the time of sampling. 2x 2-day track events on this oil (NJMP Thunderbolt, intermediate pace, street tires); one event at the beginning of the OCI, and one at the end. Aluminum is back down to previous levels and all other wear markers remain...
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    MB229.5 and MB229.51

    Motul at least goes out and gets the approvals, so you get to spend your extra money and effort without sacrificing what matters. :]
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    MB229.5 and MB229.51

    It's easy to imagine that rare and expensive things are better than cheap and common things, because... they often are. As you well know, having bought a C63. :] For engine oil, all you can really know (that matters) is whether it meets the manufacturer's spec, and the best way to know that...
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    Windows 10 backup question

    Doesn't BitLocker encrypt the whole drive? I want to end up with an encrypted file or set of files that I can transmit in encrypted form, with or without the drive itself.
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    Windows 10 backup question

    I want to make incremental backups of a folder (150-200 GB) on a Windows 10 PC. I want the backup file(s) to be encrypted so that it/they can be copied to other drives but not be readable without a key/pwd. Is there a way to do this with Windows 10's native tools, or do I have to go third-party?
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    MB229.5 and MB229.51

    Oil viscosity Tire width Ground clearance Overall vehicle size As much as necessary, as little as possible.
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    3.9L V12, over 150 hp/L, over 12k RPM, Shell 0W-40

    Very true. They may be using multiple ECUs (e.g. one per bank). I know that's been a thing for a while.
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    3.9L V12, over 150 hp/L, over 12k RPM, Shell 0W-40

    That's kind of the point though. This is a fundamentally different kind of engine because the design criteria are different, so the bike engine analogy doesn't work the way it seems like it should.
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    3.9L V12, over 150 hp/L, over 12k RPM, Shell 0W-40

    Fair point -- but there must be SOME reasons, or else someone somewhere would have done it at least once, no? This is the highest redline in a production car engine ever, and one of the highest specific outputs period, let alone naturally aspirated. Second highest redline is ~11k, and that...
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    3.9L V12, over 150 hp/L, over 12k RPM, Shell 0W-40

    Gordon Murray Automotive T50. The successor to the McLaren F1, by its original designer, designed from a clean sheet with no corporate constraints. Engine is an all-new clean-sheet V12 from Cosworth: 3.9L, naturally aspirated. Over 600 hp, which means over 150 hp/L -- again, no turbo or...
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    2008 BMW M3, BMW TwinPower Turbo 10W-60, 5008 mi

    With FCP Euro, I see little reason to extend beyond 5k. Might even shorten it depending on track time.
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    2008 BMW M3, BMW TwinPower Turbo 10W-60, 5052 mi

    Previous UOA here. 120167 miles on the engine at the time of sampling. 1 track day on this oil (NJMP, novice pace, street tires), near the end of the OCI. I had to top off with 1L shortly after that track day, so these numbers are probably mitigated slightly by that. Tempted to blame the...
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    5w50 in place of 10w60 for BMW M3

    I understand this perspective, but personally I'm shocked these engines don't have MORE problems. The fact that they're all pretty much bulletproof outside of 1 or 2 quirks is astounding.
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